Saturday, September 06, 2008


shadow on the beach,acrylic on paper 5x8"

We're back from our little holiday on the sea-side,
the weather was fifty-fifty,a constant wind and racing clouds
spend more time body-boarding than painting...great waves!

it was sooo windy,painted this beach painting low behind a surf board
still got sand blasted ,you can see lots of sand if you click to enlarge

railway viaduct Newquai,acrylic on paper 5x8"

the weather was very changeable sun,rain,sun rain,you know the routine.not always easy to paint in,but handy to pick your light and dark spots,everything pointing at the train...


Pablo Díaz said...

What a nice souvenirs of your holidays you bring us.

I love them, especially the one of the train, because it brings memories to me of a very similar drawing that I did when I was a child in the school.

rob ijbema said...

same here pablo
used to love drawing trains
thanks for your kind words

René PleinAir. said...

Hey no car paintings?!

Hehehehe, welcome back Rob,

50/50 weather that''s not so bad while body-boarding.

they are both excellent although the second won't open when clicked on, ... the first is gorgeous with the light, splendid.

Nice practice both of them, ... you have to be in tip top condition over a few weeks you know ;-)

Ann Reyes said...

Love your holiday paintings! Even the sand seems to add a nice touch... And, the train is wonderful!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. You're very kind.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Beautiful paintings - my favorite is the seascape..sand and all - Ha!

rob ijbema said...

i tried up loading it several times luck
guess the xstrokes have to stay secret

rob ijbema said...

yes i don't mind the sand ann,although at the time i did more swearing than painting!

rob ijbema said...

my fav to cara

Leslie Sealey said...

What a great painting, even the placement of the train is just right. : )

rob ijbema said...

thanks leslie
i used a 3/4 grid to make sure...
somehow things always end up in the center

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I have a great desire to see Cornwall, Mousehole and the southern coast of England.
The paintings are beautiful and the colors and terrain remind me of Nova Scotia.

rob ijbema said...

nova scotia
now that sounds like an exciting place to scotland!