Thursday, November 13, 2008

old man

oil on canvas 7x10"

it was lovely to be out in the park,
(sounding like an old farth myself)
one of those paintings when you never want it to finish.
and....didn't get rained on!


Dick Rink said...

It's a great painting Rob! A nice sunny autumn day. Looks like you even had to lubricate your sunscreen.

rob ijbema said...

yes it was so nice and mild i could take my time,unfortunatly since i stopped smoking these plein airs go to hour tops.
thanks dick

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Beautiful play of light and shadow -

Stefan Nuetzel said...

I like the simple color scheme. It creates a very stong image. Very well done.

rob ijbema said...

thanks cara,that was what attracted me to the scene!

rob ijbema said...

hi stefan
back lichting takes a lot of the colors away creating that strong image,thanks!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Rob you are so funny - and you will be an old farth one day I'm afraid just like so many of us. The painting I really like the way the tree on the right has a diagonal shift to it across the top of the picture plane. It gives the whole thing energy. Colours magical as usual. Maybe if I give up brews I'll be doing mine in an hour!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Sorry, I meant the tree on the left! Please refer to my first sentence.

rob ijbema said...

you've got me all confused and looking for my zimmerframe sheila
yes i don't think the picture would be the same,if the tree had been straight.
you keep having your brews and take your time,no rush!