Saturday, May 02, 2009

Wye knot stop


acrylic on paper 6x8"

in the pretty village of Llyswyn by the river Wye
the name, although a play on words,
comes from the way the river meanders
to create the 'knot'.
this is commonly known as an Oxbow bend
.
anyway this was all a good excuse
to paint another delightful blossom....

18 comments:

L.Holm said...

Lovely loose brushwork, Rob, and beautiful colors. So that's what an oxbow bend is. You write as succinctly as you paint--just the right amount of info! :-)

brian eppley said...

Splendid painting. Great looseness and well done with the color. We have few good roof lines in the states and you captured the local flavor well.

brian eppley said...

On a side note I see your into the tour de France. Nice renderings from the race. I actually used to race and even raced against Floyd Landis in his early days here in Pennsylvania. Are you a cyclist? Got a pick for this year?

Art with Liz said...

What a delightful painting Rob. So much light and life and ... pink blossoms!

Wye Knot Stop B&B and Tea Room said...

Nice to see a picture of our cafe, The Wye Knot Stop. An Oxbow Bend (or lake as it eventaully becomes) is when the river meanders and cuts off the bend through erosion.

Call in sometime Rob.

Martin & Sue
Wye Knot Stop B&B/Cafe

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rob ijbema said...

i'm just lazy liz lol,or maybe i'm so busy i have to get down to the essentials,yes that is what it is,lol again

rob ijbema said...

hi brian,thanks for your kind words,never mind the cycling,i see you are into trappest belgium beers
mmmm,i love duvel,two of them i you don't remember a thing or a fresh kriek on a sunny terras,lovely!

rob ijbema said...

btw brian,yes i cycle...i'm dutch!

rob ijbema said...

you should see the real place liz
one of the best kept villages in britain

rob ijbema said...

hi martin and sue
so nice of you to drop in,
glad you like it
yes i might show my face,when i pass by,wye knot?

rob ijbema said...

hubbers,after going through yoyr sites i got concerned,i checked with the agency who aranged this ad,they never heard of any trouble
and used vista print themself,
hard to know what to do...

Dick Rink said...

It seems like a very nice place to stay.

Keith Tilley said...

Keep painting those blossoms while they're here Rob, they won't last long.

I like the contrast of the hard sign against the soft flowers.

rob ijbema said...

yes dick the whole village is nice

rob ijbema said...

to much to paint this time of year,blossoms,bluebells,spring is so short!

Leslie Sealey said...

Lovely use of color in this one, Rob!

rob ijbema said...

thanks leslie
all made to fit the blossom color...