Tuesday, February 03, 2009

or would you rather be a sheep!?

oil on canvas 8x9"
next time when you feel miserable because the weather is bad,
spare a thought for those sheep...
or me painting them !

oil on canvas 7x10"

yesterday the UK got a right dumping of snow,
worst for 18 years,chaos on the roads,people off work,
no school for the kids
and me...still painting...lovely!

16 comments:

jinksy said...

How appropriate you should paint woolly jumpers, then...

rob ijbema said...

did you know jinksy,the farmers hardly get money for their sheeps wool,
just enough to pay the shearers...

vivien said...

lovely paintings - they really capture the weather and atmosphere beautifully

Edward Burton said...

Beautiful paintings - I really admire your work!

rob ijbema said...

hi vivien,its been a while
so nice to hear your positve comment,thanks!

rob ijbema said...

thank you edward
you're no mean painter yourself
very strong portraits!

Leslie Sealey said...

They are both lovely paintings, I can't decide which is my favorite!

rob ijbema said...

the top one lesley,go for the top one!

Parapluie said...

Rob,
My preference is for the top one because there is an exciting progression from recognizable sheep going back to more and more mysterious hillsides lost in the fog.

rob ijbema said...

dianne,i painted the first one last,i was really in the mood than,i agree it gets the essence (more)

Keith Tilley said...

Yes I like the top one too - bigger range of tones.

It's a good job they're all wearing sheepskin jackets!

Would you believe until last night we had no snow at all here. We've caught up now though!

rob ijbema said...

yes keith i saw it on the telly
no snow in the shetlands either
i'm sure you get a good dumping today,hope you make something nice out of it keith!

Pablo said...

The top one has a hair (yours?) That detail might do that the picture worths millions some day.

rob ijbema said...

hehe,pablo you'll find many of my paintings will have my dna...this one could be of a sheep though,hope the historians won't get confused...

LMLancaster said...

Very Nice. Have enjoyed viewing your work and blog.
Laurie

rob ijbema said...

hey thanks laurie
and thanks for letting me know