Thursday, January 01, 2009

catching a cold


oil on canvas 7x9"
my favourite weather to paint,frost and fog,
despite having the flu for two weeks now,i had to get out there,
at least i couldn't catch a cold!

17 comments:

PJ said...

Beautiful.

Dick Rink said...

As Cruyff should say "elk nadeel heeft zijn voordeel".

Great painting.The coldness springt van het schilderij af.

Happy new year Rob!!

Parapluie said...

Wishing you a complete recovery from the flu.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I received it just as I am about to leave on a trip south. I hope I make it with all the snow on the way.

rob ijbema said...

thank you pj
i suppose ugly can be beautiful

rob ijbema said...

can't say it better than cruyff dick
thanks so much for mentioning my childhood hero!
happy 09 for you and yours too

rob ijbema said...

take care dianne
all the best for the new year

Sheila Vaughan said...

I really, really like that hint of "life" that you have under all that fog and frost though Rob. I think it's partly due to your pinky orangey underpainting (is that what you did?) but it's also due to your knowledge of what's under there just waiting now for spring. Sorry about the flu - what a pain. Try zinc tablets, they build up the immune system.

Art with Liz said...

Really beautiful painting - will be following your work.

Annie said...

Beautiful painting. You are a brave soldier going out in the cold with flu. Hope you feel better soon!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Great atmosphere!

rob ijbema said...

yes sheila that is the underpainting shining thru
spring seems so far away just now...
thanks for your kind words

rob ijbema said...

hi liz
good to hear you like,thanks!

rob ijbema said...

brave or foolish annie?
it was worth it though
feel a lot better now thanks

rob ijbema said...

thank you dew
the atmosphere was as thick as soup

Simon Jones said...

A very beautiful painting Bob.

Simon Jones said...

Sorry to be a plonker, I meant Rob, its partly my awful spelling.

rob ijbema said...

you can be a plonker any time simon
rob or bob who cares...
thanks for the compliment!