Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Early start



oil on panel 12x6"

very early,cold and frosty,
i got up for fun,the farmer had to work,
still we both thought the morning was beautiful.
this was done on a panel rene had left behind...
it even looks like he could have painted this,
don't you think?

20 comments:

Keith Tilley said...

I feel cold just looking at it Rob.

Interesting composition.

rob ijbema said...

must be pretty cold up north where you are keith.
had this format panel lying around
and thought why not!?

Sheila Vaughan said...

No Rob, it doesn't look like one of Rene's (despite my total admiration for the master). Although there are a few similarities (you both like grey tones) your own distinctive style comes through here. It's a smashing little painting!
By the way, did you change your blog template? I like this one better.

rob ijbema said...

i thought,sheila,because of the cold cool grey/blue morning colors
and big foreground it looked like rene's
normally i use more colors and less grey...anyway glad to hear i've got my own style..

just changed the background colors and moved the side bar.glad you like it,thanks!

Leslie Sealey said...

I like this one Rob! It definitely feels like a cold, frosty morning. The long vertical format is a different one for you and it works very well for this painting.

Jennifer McChristian said...

The colors depict a cool, brisk atmosphere. Love the way the road leads the eye right to the focal point.

Sharon Wright said...

I love this little gem of a painting. Makes me feel so cold! Colour, composition, format all work so well. Very clever.

Mike said...

My wife found your other blogs and told me to see them. Where do you live in Wales? We visited in 1990 and stayed in Llanberis. We were there during the summer and it seemed much warmer than this picture looks.

rob ijbema said...

i love frosty mornings leslie,and misty ones as well,strange init!?

rob ijbema said...

hi jennifer,always handy to have a road there for the composition
cheers!

rob ijbema said...

thank you sharon,
glad i gave you the chills!!

rob ijbema said...

thought i was at the wrong blog mike...
we live in Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales...Llanberis is up north where the real mountains are...

Bill Guffey said...

This one is very nice Rob. Like the palette.

rob ijbema said...

hey bill!
it was a nice practice in cool colors
thanks

Jack Riddle said...

Rob--I'm back in the blog world after a long absense. Godd to check in with your work again and see your beautiful part of the world.

rob ijbema said...

hi jack...i started to wonder
checked your blog a few times
hope all is well,always good to hear from lost friends

gina said...

Just beautiful! I, too, think you have captured the atmosphere of the time and place!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It was great to see someone actually comment. I adore the Harvest Moon!
What a gem....

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure gina
and thanks for the very kind words

Dar Presto said...

I really like the atmosphere and the composition and format of this terrific piece.

rob ijbema said...

if its got atmosphere then i'am happy dar,thanks for stopping by.