Tuesday, August 19, 2008

grey evening,willow herb

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acrylic on paper 6x9"

every year i paint the willow herb,
this years summer has been totally rained off,
still...amazing how many colors you can find on a grey day.

22 comments:

Ann Reyes said...

A beautiful painting, Rob! The colors are so nice. And, I love the "looseness" of your work.

René PleinAir. said...

ow great, that's depressing.

I needed that, such grey day's ... are you practicing for spring already?

Ryan Evans said...

really nice colours and brushwork Rob

Ryan

rob ijbema said...

thanks ann i tried to keep the colors as cool as i could but still keep them interesting

rob ijbema said...

cheer up rene
were going to have an ouwe wijfe zomer remember?

rob ijbema said...

thanks ryan
always feel i can express beter with acrylics

Pablo Díaz said...

ah, the landscapes have returned. Tired of biking? ok. France and Beijing are exhausting and is necessary to reserve forces for next year.

Cooper Dragonette said...

Hey you're back! And with a big shot of color too. Loose and energetic. I thought maybe you were glued to the Olympics, TdF wrap up, or the latest season of Clarkson and Co.. Thanks for your comment over at my blog too.

Ann Reyes said...

Love your new header!!! Beautiful!

Dianne Mize said...

Wow, Rob. This painting is simply beautiful. What a wonderful glow you've achieved!

rob ijbema said...

yes to many hills here in wales pablo..no,still got a few to do after our holidays and the it is vrooom!

rob ijbema said...

yes cooper quite a change from all that excitement to a quiet landscape...in the end its the simple things in life...

rob ijbema said...

thank you ann,i'm happy with it too,surprising isn't it,how interesting little close ups can be...

rob ijbema said...

hi dianne,those pinks and reds reminded me of your may morning,8 am,only mine is in the evening...

Jennifer McChristian said...

Aaaah! The delicate mauves and blues are sublime....

Leslie Sealey said...

Nice colors in this one, they really stand out against the grey background.

rob ijbema said...

those were the fun bits jennifer
cheers mate

rob ijbema said...

thanks leslie,i'm learning more about the cool vs warm color balance

Keith Tilley said...

I like painting willowherb too - the colour really works well with grey skies.

Sorry to hear you've had a bad summer. This seems to be the only place in the country that has been mostly dry. The farmers here are wanting some rain!

rob ijbema said...

don't feel sorry mary,
i had so much fun with the tour de france...plenty of sun there,
thinking is the best way to travel!

Jack Riddle said...

Rob--nice work as always--love those soft pastelly colors. The rain gives you something when it finally stops. Same here in Maine!

rob ijbema said...

cheers jack
we're off to cornwall,chasing the sun!