Tuesday, June 30, 2009

pond lilies

oil on canvas 6x9"

never had the change before to paint some water lilies...
now i know why Monet liked painting them so much
it was like a meditation...

26 comments:

Dean H. said...

Great job, Rob! Very Monet-looking. Love the colors peeking through!

Janelle Goodwin said...

I love water lillies! Beautiful rendition, Rob!

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant Impressionistic painting
Rob.Well done mate.All the best.
Vic.

René PleinAir. said...

Super, much better than Monet! :-P

Parapluie said...

I am very interested to hear that your experience was like meditation. And how you felt like you were experiencing what Monet had. What a wonderful way to connect with our past painting heritage! There is much we do not understand about what really is.

Ann Reyes said...

Rob, this is beautiful! And, I agree--it's better than Monet's. I love it!

rob ijbema said...

can't think of anyone else painting water lilies can you dean,
i never had a chance,which helped,it put the pressure off!

rob ijbema said...

thank you janelle
i would recommend painting them water lilies...so peaceful

rob ijbema said...

cheers matie victor!

rob ijbema said...

who??
rene

rob ijbema said...

there is not much we understand diane
actually i was on my way to our sunday meditation group when,when i stopped to paint this...

rob ijbema said...

you are to kind ann
or maybe not...
thank you

René PleinAir. said...

You know, that French painter that couldn't paint gardens or bridges what so ever. One day he discovered that he could paint them purely by imagination, but people wouldn't buy those funny fairytale paintings, so he grow his own garden with bridge and told everybody that he painted it on location, ... he became very VERY famous but went blind in the end, ... Too bad, but not as bad as that Dutch painter who went to Wales, where they hadn't even invented cars yet, they only where one step further then sheep on the evolutionary ladder. This poor painter loves to paint fast cars and lately bicycles as well. No Welshmen knew what those strange paintings where representing, they where even a bit frighten by them. To calm the crowd a little the Dutch painter decided to paint their Wales country side as well, only to discover that the welsh people only care about there cousins, ... the sheep's.

rob ijbema said...

what ever you've been drinking rene,i want some!!

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rob ijbema said...

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every weekend is a luxury weekend here in wales ;-P

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Rob!You are one of the few artists who understands the anatomy of the landscape you paint. Breathtakingly beautiful !

rob ijbema said...

fabio,i'm not sure if i understand anything,sometimes i feel it is best,to know as little as possible and just look...
those are very kind words of you though,thank you

Leslie Sealey said...

I think this one really suits your style...beautiful!

lifeartist said...

The soft atmospheric effects in this and all your paintings are very satisfying. Lovely!

Celeste Bergin said...

yes....Monet-esque. Lovely

rob ijbema said...

thanks leslie,
yes i'm a bit of a dreamer

rob ijbema said...

cheers davida
atmospheric effects is what interests me

rob ijbema said...

hi celeste,
can't avoid the big man,when painting water lillies...
thanks

rahina qh said...

stunning work Rob, and beautiful website r.

rob ijbema said...

thank you very very much rahina