Thursday, April 23, 2009

first cuckoo

oil on canvas 7x9"

the guy coming over the fence couldn't wait
to tell me he heard his first cuckoo,
two days before last years,
i was happy he gave me a simple title for this little painting...
i was going to call it after the place,
gwarchodfa graig cerrig gleisiad a fan frynych
.

32 comments:

JMahorney said...

beautifully infused with light. You got that luminious blue on the mountain just right. love it. :)

rob ijbema said...

that blue was what drew me to paint this scene mr mahorney.
good to hear from you again...time to check out your work and progress...cheers!

René PleinAir. said...

gwarchodfa graig cerrig gleisiad a fan frynych?

Gwarchally eglochlet owgllash ewolowy!!!

rob ijbema said...

thats right!

Edward Burton said...

Very atmospheric and beautiful, Rob.

René PleinAir. said...

Told you so!

Keith Tilley said...

Thank goodness he came along then!
He provided a nice bit of interest as well.

Mick Carney said...

Love th wya you leave the underpainting to create highlights. Great recession and feeling of light. Thanks to the wall climber who saved us from your intended title.

L.Holm said...

LOL. Wonderful title, and I'm chuckling at Mick Carney's post. I love the quality of the light in your painting, too, and the play of warmth across the distant hills.

vivien said...

:>D

rob ijbema said...

thanks edward it was such an amazing place,it painted itself!

rob ijbema said...

no you didn't rene

rob ijbema said...

yes keith,couldn't just leave a closed gate there...

rob ijbema said...

yes i'm trying to minimise as much as i can mick,the path is just underpainting as well...

rob ijbema said...

thank you l.holm
light is what it is all about for me,if i can capture that then i'm happy

rob ijbema said...

hi vivien (-:

Parapluie said...

I identify with the excitement of the person climbing over the fence.

Art with Liz said...

This is lovely Rob - the colours and the sense of space is awesome.

A.Decker said...

I like the air here.

rob ijbema said...

me too diane!

rob ijbema said...

hi liz
it was a great space their
a vey impressive place,would like to go back on a dark,grey day,lots of atmosphere there...

rob ijbema said...

it was a special place,love to go back,thanks
enjoyed the brain and meditation piece on your blog!

Frank Gardner said...

I'll say what the others have said Rob, great light in this one.
Love the spring colors in all of these recent paintings.
That is the best story about coming up with a title that I have heard in a while.

rob ijbema said...

hi frank!
i was glad that guy was there,so i could put him on the fence...thanks for popping in

Steven said...

Beautiful painting

rob ijbema said...

thanks for letting me know steven!

loriann said...

Beautiful light and color...another beauty!

rob ijbema said...

cheers loriann
thank you so much!

Jo said...

the light is great makes this pic pretty good

rob ijbema said...

thank you jo
light is what it is all about,for me

loriann said...

Mystery, vastness and fleeting light, you have it all in this beauty.

rob ijbema said...

this one painted itself loriann
thanks!