Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Railway Carriage

oil on panel 6x9"

some farmers here in Wales use old railway carriages as sheds,
this fallen down forgotten one looks strange on top of the hills,
where the snow lasts the longest.

16 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

SNEEEUUW ?!?!?! :-o

rob ijbema said...

ja een beetje op de bergen

Keith Tilley said...

You're really inspiring me to do more acrylics with these little gems Rob.

Your paint looks thicker than mine. I'm using Winsor and Newton Finity. Which make are yours?

rob ijbema said...

sorry keith it is oils,i wrote acrylics by mistake...changed it...no wonder they looked thicker!
i hardly take out my acrylics,oils are so much better in any kind of weather...

Keith Tilley said...

lol. Well I'm still inspired by these recent paintings, whatever the medium.

I'm also going to try some of the thicker acrylics. Maybe not outdoors in these freezing conditions though!

rob ijbema said...

thats the thing with acrylics,in the cold weather they go funny,in the sun they dry to quick on your palette,inside they are perfect though!

René PleinAir. said...

Mountains?

I haven't seen any mountains around Llandrindod.

rob ijbema said...

hills are like mountains for the dutch

Dick Rink said...

Acrylics-oil, Mountains-hills, anyhow, it is a beautiful painting

rob ijbema said...

finally somebody who knows what he's t6alking about...thanks dick!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Great subject Rob and interesting story. Farmers in Wales must get quite used to feeling the drafts in this cold weather! Seriously nice painting.

rob ijbema said...

thanks sheila,
not sure why i painted this...just really liked the feel and composition

annie said...

Hello, Rob. Saw your comment on Annie(with the big A) on THE LAZY ARTIST blog and had to look you up. Your oils are so light and bright. I do like the reflections you get on wet streets, the fluffiness of the snow in the last painting, the shadows and lights on all of them, the steam rising from the cows in the barn (I'm running out of breath)--have to check the rest and your other blogs.
annie (with the little a)

rob ijbema said...

hi annie,
thank you so much for your enthousiasm and picking up on the atmosphere in my paintings
guess i like to paint between the lines...

Jala Pfaff said...

Gorgeous.

rob ijbema said...

thank you jala!