Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good Morning!

making the most of the nice mornings we are having here,
was to late for the mist,but the sun coming thru was a nice effect as well...
didn't finish the first one and after looking at it for a while,felt i didn't need to...
when i finished the second one it was only 12.30 and time for work!

both oil on canvas 7x10"


16 comments:

Ed Terpening said...

I really like the composition and atmosphere in the first one.

Dianne Mize said...

Two good ones Rob. It's almost like the bottom one is the reverse of the top one, composition-wise, that is. I think you're right that the earlier one didn't need any more.

Keith Tilley said...

A good decision to leave the first one Rob. It has a nice feeling of an autumn morning.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love them both but the first one is my favorite - its mystical evokes a loy of feeling.

Helen Read said...

Delightful, atmospheric landscapes! I really like the color combinations and how you've handled the medium!

comfortablydumb said...

Do you prefer oils or acrylics? Canvas or paper? I'm sort of new to painting, and I'm interested in your opinion.

rob ijbema said...

hi ed,thanks for popping in and letting me know.
if its got atmosphere,i'm happy

rob ijbema said...

well spotted dianne,i had no idea.
i wasn't happy with the first one on location,so didn't finish it,after looking at it for a while at home,it started to grow on me.

rob ijbema said...

hi keith!
i was more happy with the second painting while painting it...but didn't really like it once i got home.
plein air is a strange animal...

rob ijbema said...

i feel the same now cara
guess simple statements are the best...
thank you!

Leslie Sealey said...

I love the top painting; great composition and you really captured the brightness of a hazy morning. I didn't see the sun at first, that was like a hidden surprise.

rob ijbema said...

hanks for the compliments helen
so good to hear!
color is so important for the atmosphere...

rob ijbema said...

hi comfy,
i can't choose between oils or acrylics...they both have great possibilities.
acrylics are a bit easier,you can paint over things because it drys so fast,where with oils you really have to plan things as not to create mud...they are a bit mystrious,create more depth and texture.
outside acrylics dry a bit to quick,
and they are hard to use in rain and freezing conditions...
but these things are all personal,you might like pastels are watercolors...

rob ijbema said...

yes leslie,the sun was hidden for me first as well,it slowly burned through the mist,thanks!

Dick Rink said...

Great paintings Rob. Especially first one has a great atmosphere. I notice that I'm not the only one with this view :)

rob ijbema said...

no,nobody likes the second...either the first is really good or the second really bad,hahaha
bedankt dick!