Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dark Days


oil on canvas 8x10"

now the frost is gone the days are dark,wet and grey again here in Wales ,
this was at noon!
and yes,i got wet...




oil on canvas 7x9"

painted this in december and forgot all about it
...eek!
foggy mind...

16 comments:

Cara Dawn Romero said...

WOW! Dark Days is wonderful - packs an emotional punch..I could feel the storm coming...

Keith Tilley said...

That's a dramatic painting Rob. Even though it's a grey day, it's full of colour compared with the foggy December paintings.

René PleinAir. said...

wow that second one is going on my desktop!!

Thanks!

rob ijbema said...

haha the storm was going!
thanks for your enthousiasm cara

rob ijbema said...

hi keith,
i have to admit i overdid it a bit with the drama,but hey this is painting not photography...

rob ijbema said...

rene it is still skating on my desktop
glad you like it...
quite a contrast these two paintings...

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rob, gosh you make everything look so cold and bleak in Wales! Love the Dark Days, all wet and thundery and your snowstorm is quite frightening! I remember Wales as being sunny with lots of mountains and signposts I couldn't understand.

rob ijbema said...

you were lucky liz,a lot of the time the weather is crap but hey! the wetness makes it so lush and green,we've got color all year round...and i would miss the seasons

Annie said...

You are lucky having such extremes of weather to paint - that sky is fantastic! Not so easy having to sit outside in all weathers though! My mum and dad used to live in Wales and the one thing I remember about it is it was always raining!

rob ijbema said...

yes annie it can be grey but never a dull...
i was stading just by the boot of the car,for cover ,i knew i would get a few showers

Bill Guffey said...

Both are wonderful, Rob. But Dark Days really speaks to me. Got some tension going on there.

rob ijbema said...

thanks bill
yes dark days was a weird one
didn't go anywhere,didn't fight it,then it suddenly clicked...

Stefan Nuetzel said...

The two moods cannot be more different. It is great how you capture these specific sensations. I like the first one especially.

rob ijbema said...

hi stefan,
yes that is what makes painting landscapes so interesting,the weather,vielen dank!

Simon Jones said...

How on earth could you forget a painting like this, its brilliant really accomplished and fresh.

rob ijbema said...

well simon if you do many,many excellent paintings,hehe,just kidding i think it was x-mass and the flu that took over and i'm getting older.
good to hear you like it!