Monday, June 01, 2009

happy monday


oil on canvas 7x9"

late light on the hill
this is the edge of the town
painting the evening
has its advantages
the birds singing the day
the yummy shadows
it was a lazy day
really

32 comments:

Mark Bridges said...

Lovely. Seems nice and warn, refreshing, unlike where I'm at with 34c today.

René PleinAir. said...

Now that a happy little tree.

Bob would be proud of Rob. (lol)

I like the scratching, a lot very useful

rob ijbema said...

glad i could give you some summer warmth,just had to get out and catch some!

rob ijbema said...

the shadow maketh the tree
hope you are not talking about bob ross!?

Kim VanDerhoek said...

That is a very happy painting, it oozes sunshine. The dramatic shadow beneath the tree helps it appear even brighter because of the contrast. I like how you scraped in the light lines on the shadow too. Beautiful!

Mick Carney said...

Your range of values effectively produce a wonderful feeling of the contrasty light that we get at the end of the day on the rare occasions that the sun shines. Lovely.

rob ijbema said...

thank you kim,you just picked out all my favourite bits!

rob ijbema said...

i tried to keep it quite high key mick,trying to get contrast with colors instead of light and dark...

René PleinAir. said...

Hoe kom je daar nou bij, ... ???

You happy little tree painter! :-P

rob ijbema said...

hum,maybe the hair?
hahaha

Dick Rink said...

The scratching indeed gives a nice effect. Great way to make your monday happy.

Raluca C said...

...and generally mondays are not that great days and not colorfull at all,but yours here can colour the whole week!Beautiful!

Carolann said...

I really like the beautiful palette that you use, those wonderful pinks and violets. I would love to walk there.

rob ijbema said...

my monday was allready happy dick!
hence the happy painting...

wasn't sure if i should have kept those scratchings rough,glad i didn't make them look nice...

rob ijbema said...

raluca,yes if you have to go to the office every monday,it can be a drag!painters are lucky that way,
now have to find a way to pay the bills...

rob ijbema said...

its just a limited palette carolann
i guess it is a question of trying to find the contrasts,cool vs warm colors etc...got lucky this time!

Leslie Sealey said...

I like the way you painted the fence shadow; it has a lot of character and makes the tree stand out. Nice!

rob ijbema said...

the fance was one of the main atractions to paint this,that and ofcourse the contrast between tree color and shadow,thanks leslie

Art with Liz said...

Oh my Rob, I know I'm late in commenting, but this is truly beautiful.

Maggie Latham said...

This just sings with joy.....
Maggie

rob ijbema said...

not late at all liz
thanks for popping in!

rob ijbema said...

hey maggie
thanks for the happy comment!

L.Holm said...

Glorious!
I'm happy after seeing this. :-)

rob ijbema said...

good!
it worked
thanks liz

Gary Keimig said...

wonderful blog. great little paintings. Very nicely done.

rob ijbema said...

thanks gary!
so glad you like it all

loriann said...

What gorgeous color Rob! I am glad I found your blog (via Casey).

rob ijbema said...

thank you lorian
you are too kind

Jack said...

WOW! This painting is beautiful! You do amazing work!
thanks for sharing....

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loriann said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

rob ijbema said...

business must be poor jack...

rob ijbema said...

thank you loriann
glad you like it!