Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bleak

acrylic on paper 8x11"
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things can be pretty bleak,here in wales,
especially in the winter,
with those old run down mining towns,
or my head...
please cheer me up!

14 comments:

Keith Tilley said...

No that's not bleak Rob - too many welcoming lights. Try the Flow Country on a wet day! lol

rob ijbema said...

yes it is bleak keith
they are all watching eastenders on the tely...
i'm sure things can be worse up where you are...

René PleinAir. said...

Looking at it at a cozy place, on my PC it's a nice view. I like the minimal effort you used to paint the roofs, very well done.

Chris Chalk said...

Hi Rob, It's a bit like 'dark days' here in Wales to day eh. I like your loose style of painting. Some great work here mate. Keep creating, Chris

Maggie Latham said...

Rob,
East Enders.... full of doom and gloom! I went to art school in Cardiff many, many moons ago....so I know how bleak some of the llittle mining towns can be even on a sunny day!
I do like this painting though....I don't think the paintnng looks bleak one bit!
Hey, more snow to come over the weekend I believe. It's practically balmy down here in mid Devon. My bulbs are confused.
I was up on Dartmoor painting the other day and although chilly , needed my sunglasses!

rob ijbema said...

thank you rene
yes i suppose from a distance it doesn't look to bad,
but you have driven through these places and know how bad it really is...

rob ijbema said...

hey chris,nice to hear from a fellow welsh painter...pretty though at the mo uh?
it is going to get colder,lets hope for snow and blue skys!

rob ijbema said...

well maggie
lets all be happy we don't live in these place,they feel like no future...
maybe i'm to romantic to make a really gloomy painting...
yes snow bring it on!

Art with Liz said...

I love the brushwork on this one and you've caught the wintry atmosphere perfectly. Baie goed!

Keith Tilley said...

<"yes it is bleak keith
they are all watching eastenders on the tely...">

Your right Rob - bleak indeed!

muddy red shoes said...

Enders, schmenders, ignore the fools all they do is doom and gloom... "whats goin on?" It is not life as it should be and you are right far too many people watch it. Rob... this aint bleak mate, you are out there painting beautiful paintings, and you get snow, come down to cornwall for some good honest drizzel and mist and an eastender ban, well in my house anyway!!

rob ijbema said...

bedankt liz
good to hear from sunny south africa...what a contrast!

rob ijbema said...

hehe keith
i will never understand people watching that crap,suppose to make them feel better??

rob ijbema said...

that sounds really inviting sarah
and i could do with a break,but i rather come down when the sun is out painting that green water!
bet you don't watch match of the day...