Thursday, May 14, 2009

blue wood

oil on canvas board 7x5"


this wood so blue

32 comments:

Ann Reyes said...

Your colors are just beautiful, Rob! I've been looking at your Le Tour paintings, too. So nice!

rob ijbema said...

thanks ann
the honour of colour goes to nature,it is all there
yes busy painting the giro,tour of italia at the mo
thanks ann

muddy red shoes said...

arnt they the best, I keep getting blown away by the bluebells here too. You have caught them so well Rob.

annie said...

I find it hard to get clusters of flowers to look right but you have got these flowers in the forground standing out from one another. Each is so distinct around the trunks, so delicate.
annie

rob ijbema said...

they drive me mad sarah,every year i can't paint nothing but blue bells i have to paint them,they last so short and don't get any easier...cheers!

rob ijbema said...

annie i just paint colors don't even look what it is,just colors and values...your eyes are filling me in...thanks for the hard work,hehe

Dick Rink said...

Great Rob. The effect of the strip of light that breaks through the trees is realy terrific.

rob ijbema said...

thats what stopped me in my tracks dick,a ready made composition.
bedankt!

Keith Tilley said...

I like the way you've painted quite a small patch of flowers, but given the impression of a wood full of them.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

there's a background light here..and it's beautiful. You know how to choose a subject!

René PleinAir. said...

Enviously drooling, ...

Mick Carney said...

I echo the comments above, particularly with regard to colour. Have you changed the colour of your underpainting? I love the recession and the way you have altered the value of the flowers as they move back in the scene. Do you do this with the addition of complementaries or something like Payne's?

rob ijbema said...

it was a big wood full of them keith,now a few years ago i would have painted the whole lot,
now a days i've learned my lesson,just be lazy,you can't do it all!

rob ijbema said...

i had to walk around a bit for this one fabio,finding the right composition is one of the hardest part for me still

rob ijbema said...

don't be silly rene,look what you took home from leerdam...

rob ijbema said...

no mick it is still orange/pink.
do you mean payes grey?
if so,no way,i don't need earth colors to create mud,that happens by itself quite easely,hahaha
just use a complimentary color to dull it down,maybe a bit of white but not to much...

Mick Carney said...

Thanks Rob. Yes I was talking about Payne's Grey.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure mick,
i used to ose p grey a lot,especially the racing cars,but don't need it any more,i find it more interesting mixing my own darks

Kim VanDerhoek said...

I love the contrast of colors in this painting Rob. It's beautiful!

Jennifer McChristian said...

Gorgeous combination of colors!
Simply exquisite :)

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful Rob, just beautiful.

rob ijbema said...

thank you kim
you should have seen the real scene,breath taking!

rob ijbema said...

you know jennifer i love me colours
thanks for popping in

rob ijbema said...

cheers liz
i'm lucky to have these woods nearby

Celeste Bergin said...

that blue is awesome

michael said...

Great stuff Rob! I have also been enjoying your motor racing and cycling images

L.Holm said...

Hi, Rob- beautiful woods. Am also learning much from you comment responses about color and underpainting.

rob ijbema said...

thanks celeste
i have to say my scanner
makes the blue a bit stronger than is...

rob ijbema said...

thanks for letting me know michael
glad you enjoy my work!

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure liz,ask away!
sure i could learn something from you too!

Jack said...

Such sweet images and beautiful colors!!! I love it!!Nice post too..
thanks for sharing....

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rob ijbema said...

jack you are giving yourself a bad name!