Friday, February 06, 2009

Good Evening

oil on canvas 8x10"

dusk is a great time for painting,
not much color but good moody moods.



light fades quick,
before you know it,you're packing up in the dark...


acrylic on paper 6x8"
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and a little night study of our backyard
looking towards the chicken shed
...done from behind the window

22 comments:

jinksy said...

How chilly must that have been to produce a painting in the snow, and in evening chill? Hope you thawed out quickly.

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Very nice work. Amazing you got it done as the light goes fast in the late afternoon. Wonderful atmosphere

Maggie Latham said...

I am so envious that you have been out painting in the snow again!... and like this one.
I went for a two and a half mile walk (more like a drudge) in the snow storm today, but didn't have the courage to actually paint!
Maggie

rob ijbema said...

it wasn't bad jinsky
first a good walk,warms you up!
set up the gear,paint quick,one hour tops,keeps it loose,pack up,brisk and happy walk home,coffee!
see not bad at all...

rob ijbema said...

hi dewberry
i knew what and where i would do it,
wich helped,packing up in the dark is the hardest bit...didn't loose any brushes this time!

rob ijbema said...

i pick my moments maggie
the only weather i can't cope with is the wind,it drives me nuts,it blows my brain around...
maybe you should walk half a mile and paint two!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Rob - I've been away for a while but came back to find all of these wonderful winter scene - very charming -

rob ijbema said...

welcome back to the big freeze cara!

Ed Terpening said...

We're in a drought, so no snow for us in the local mountains. I miss it. The mood you've captured here is so subtle. Love it.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

I can't believe this only took an hour! You must have had an idea of what you wanted to paint before you began? Or are you just that fast? Great atmosphere and the lights in the buildings are the finishing touch. Beautiful!

Annie said...

Dusk is my favourite time - these are beautiful - your colours are lovely. I'm as mystified as Kim - how do you work so fast?

rob ijbema said...

cheers ed!
yes snow is nice for a change
the mood was good!

rob ijbema said...

i knew the scene kim,
the paintings not that much really,
some big color patches and hardly any detail,just making sure the colors fit!

rob ijbema said...

annie,i always say to myself i have to go out more at dusk,it is indeed magic...thanks

gianlucio said...

Hello Rob, your paintings express the atmosphere in winter, fine performances, well done!
Ciao!!!

rob ijbema said...

thank you gianlucio
glad you can feel the cold!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Woah Rob, these last 4 paintings are delicious especially this most recent one. You have really caught the mood of the afternoon fading just before dusk. It's wonderful.

rob ijbema said...

thanks sheila
so nice to have snow break up these grey days,you must have had plenty of the white stuff too!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rob, I'm now in the snow wastes of Sweden and for the life of me there's no way I can go out there for any length of time, so I'm with Maggie on this one. These are fantastic and inspire me to try my hand - from photographs or the lounge window! Beautiful paintings.

rob ijbema said...

well liz,the second painting was done from the window,nothing wrong with that...what a change to be in sweden,be good to bring a painting back...have a great time!

Ann Reyes said...

Thank you, Rob for your comments on my blog! I don't get to see your paintings as often as I'd like since I'm not home--staying with my parents and taking care of my mother for the time being.

I love your new work! The feelings in them are awesome! Although the snow looks very cold, I can feel the warmth of your love for painting and for the place. You're a real painter!

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure ann
appreciate you stopping by
and hope you find time to paint...