Saturday, April 18, 2009

river walk

acrylic on paper 6x8"

never short of models on this walk by the river
sat on the ground for this one,perspective wise it made a nice chance from standing
love them spring greens at the moment,can't get them green enough!

18 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Aaah you lucky, ...

I recognize the spot it's a great place to paint! I reckon it will be a great place all year round although spring is sooo fresh and new, just like your new spot Rob, enjoy both of them.

This one is going on my desktop, ... thanks!

Trevor Lingard said...

Hello Rob
Just come across your blog through Fábio Cembranelli blog.
It is good to meet a fellow Artist based in the UK, and I must say I do enjoy your work immensly.
Please allow me to follow your blog.
Best Regards

Charlene Brown said...

I don't usually like bright greens in a landscape -- but yours are wonderful!
I have another 2010 Olympics painting up this week -- hope you'll go ahead with the 2012 Olympics series your hinted at. I see them as updated Monets...

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Rob, thanks for stoping by, I feel honored. You deserve lots of awards, your sense of light is stunning.

rob ijbema said...

hi rene hope you had a good time at the bollenstreek!
yes the park is very nice,lots of painting material there,cheers!

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure trevor
have to look up where you are based,maybe we can meet up for a little paint out...

rob ijbema said...

i wish i could do that charlene
but i'm painting so many different things allready,landscapes,cars,bikes and i would like to do football too.

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the kind words fabio
awards for light,sounds good to me!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Lovely Spring freshness in these latest paintings Rob, a real British treat!

Keith Tilley said...

Hello Rob.

I like the lovely spring light and the sense of distance through the trees.

It must have been a pleasant spot to sit and paint in.

rob ijbema said...

acrylics are good for keeping things fresh sheila.
i don't use them much outside,they don't behave well under different kind of weathers...
and yes spring is just sooo fine!

rob ijbema said...

it was indeed a lovely spot keith
and because i was sitting down,i didn't get any onlookers as supposed to standing behind my easel like a bill board...

Parapluie said...

Very nice transparent, complementary colors. Especially enjoyed looking at the enlargement!

rob ijbema said...

thank you diane
the enlargement is bigger than the origenal...wish i could paint like that!

jeannette stgermain said...

Great colors in this painting! came over from another blog. Your last name looks Dutch (from Frisian descent)? I'm a Dutch (now artist) and I've lived for 20 years in Los Angeles.

rob ijbema said...

yes jeanette,the Ijbema's have been coming from friesland since 1440! this example however comes from amsterdam and now lives in beautiful wales...
we get everywhere dont we?
thanks for the compliment!

Liana said...

i love your work!!! your paintings are just beautiful!

rob ijbema said...

thank you so much for your enthousiasm and letting me know liana,it makes me very happy!