Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Old Maestro

oil on canvas 7x9"

lucked into this old shed when the light was good this evening...
it housed an old BL Maestro 500 city,
a crap car even when new!
i liked the way the welsh poppies were growing all around it

30 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

It looks a lot like an old
Austin Van the cousin one of the Morris minor Van.
So you could say your walking on
thin ice here, .... hehehe

Very moody Rob, love the greenish metal glow of the car.

Mick Carney said...

Love the colours and texture on the van. Subtle colour shifts here are a pleasure. Am I correct in thinking that the highlights on the shed walls are produced by scraping?

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Keith Tilley said...

The van is spot-on. You've caught that effect of old weathered paintwork.

Art with Liz said...

You have the most amazing way of capturing light - this old van is just lazing in that sunshine!

rob ijbema said...

hehe i had to think of your Austin Van,painting this,rene
wich ofcourse is the best Van in the world!!

rob ijbema said...

yes mick i like a bit of scraping
the result depending on the toned canvas ofcourse...btw i should finish that pole,a bit too sharp!

rob ijbema said...

uh thanks oprina...i guess

rob ijbema said...

that was the main attraction keith
something i hadn't tried before.
struggled a bit at first,than scraped it off a bit (mick!)and the underpainting showed the rust...bit lucky there

rob ijbema said...

lazing in the sun shine,i love that liz,i was lucky i cought this scene so late in the day...

Fábio Cembranelli said...

You captured a really nice mood with all of the light and atmosphere. Beautiful again and again.

René PleinAir. said...

Morris Van!! Rob hehehe

A Morris Minor Van from 1968,
A 4 cylinder 1048 CC automobile that does 0 to 100 in, ....
oops I never reached that speed hehehe

rob ijbema said...

thanks fabio!
evenings are so nice to go out for a painting,da light is the best...

rob ijbema said...

Rene van Van!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Agree with Rene, a great moody painting here Rob. Abandoned cars - makes you wonder what sights they saw in their time.

rob ijbema said...

hi sheila
mood is good
yes the older the car,the more character it seems to have...

FCP said...

Lovely light, wonderful job capturing the mood (and the Welsh poppies!)
Faye

Diana Marshall said...

Just found your blog, I really like your use of colour, lovely paintings.

L.Holm said...

It's great Rob. I especially love the contrast with your race cars. Like an old work horse out to pasture (or rather stuck in the barn in this case).
Beautiful light.

rob ijbema said...

hi faye
arn't welsh poppies lovely,
like little yellow lights...

rob ijbema said...

thank you diana,the colors are all out there...i just put them down,haha wish it was that easy!

rob ijbema said...

the light was what is was all about liz,the car just happend to be there...cheers!

Duprel Anwone said...

This is very good.

rob ijbema said...

thank you duprei very much!

Marian Fortunati said...

Love the fishing painting and I don't care if it is salmon or trout!!
Just beautiful!!

rob ijbema said...

hehe marian,
i wouldn't even know the difference!
cheers

Stefan Nuetzel said...

The combination of the impressionistic feeling and the car subject matter is great. Very well painted.

rob ijbema said...

hi stefan!
great,getting a compliment of you

Jack said...

paintings are awesome..
thanks for sharing....
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rob ijbema said...

my pleasure jack