Thursday, April 02, 2009

Spring in Wales

acrylic on paper 9x12"

daffodils everywhere!
this is Franksbridge
a place so tiny
the school's only got two class rooms...

28 comments:

Parapluie said...

Good sense of movement and atmosphere that is inspiring to me.

Charlene Brown said...

At first I thought there was something wonky about the balance of this beautiful scene - then I realized the tractor is coming toward us on the left side of the road, not dragging everything away to the right.

René PleinAir. said...

Literatly "back on track!"

Good for you Rob!

Maggie Latham said...

I got stuck behind a big one of these today for miles on a little country road (tractor, not daff!!)
I have missed you not posting so much lately.
Maggie

Mick Carney said...

As always, fresh and vibrant. You really capture the spirit of the seasons.

Ann Reyes said...

A beautiful painting, Rob! It has such a wonderful feeling of spring.

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Lovely light in this Rob!

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Beautiful atmosphere. The values are well-structured, I love your work!

rob ijbema said...

diane,if i inspire youmthan you make my day!

rob ijbema said...

that is odd charlene,never saw it that way,thanks for letting me know

rob ijbema said...

bedankt rene
haven't been out side yet though...

rob ijbema said...

haha,happens here all the time maggie,especially when i'm looking for places to paint,hence the lack of updates,hahaha!

rob ijbema said...

thanks mick,
acrylics are hard to mud op
the seasons make things so interesting!

rob ijbema said...

thank ann
oh yes that spring feeling was bursting to get out,ready for a celebration,it is finally here!

rob ijbema said...

hi kim
no light no joy!

rob ijbema said...

thank you so much fabio
atmosphere and values are so subtle...for me the main challange

Dick Rink said...

what can I add to this praise? This is the first time I drool of exhaust.

Keith Tilley said...

Yes, who would have thought that diesel fumes could be beautiful!

Art with Liz said...

Picked up late on this one Rob. I had to smile when I saw it - it's just such a happy Spring painting!

rob ijbema said...

haha carefull dick
mind your keyboard
bedankt!

rob ijbema said...

anything can be beautiful,just depends on the right light,but you know that keith...
cheers!

rob ijbema said...

glad i could make you smile liz,can't ask for much more,thank you

Cathy said...

Simply beautiful! One could almost smell the sweet fragrance of spring!

rob ijbema said...

thank you cathy
yes spring is sweet!

A.Decker said...

Rich springtime color. I like the way the tractor smoke adds to that and reminds us of the feel/smell of springtime air.

rob ijbema said...

the blue smoke was what it was all about a. it sets the mood...

loriann said...

What a beautiful atmosphere you have captured Rob!

rob ijbema said...

hi lorian
i like to paint the light on the subjects,instead of the subjects themself