Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Salmon or Trout?


Salmon or Trout?
oil on panel 6x8"

i caught a fisherman today!
they've got it right,you know...
soo nice to spend a day on the river
(Wye of course)
no matter what you catch...

three giants surrounded by buttercups
oil on panel 6x8"

these trees are huge,as long as i live in wales i wont do them justice,they are that big....and dark

20 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Lovely sense of distance and size in the first one. You got me dusting off my fly rods and heading for the river.

rob ijbema said...

cheers
don't forget your paint and brushes mick!

René PleinAir. said...

The first one is just stunning Rob!

Well done, ...goed gedaan jochie. :-D

rob ijbema said...

the second one is a bit boring,i know rene...

Frank A. said...

No "Suckers" (The name of a fish around these parts..sort of like lawyers...bottom feeders)in these paintings, Rob. Beauties...!
: )...I do not find the "Big Trees" boring at all. Nice 'stuff'.

Have a great painting summer...

René PleinAir. said...

Wow Rob,

You are good in "Invullen" :-O

Although you have a point, is definitely not a boring piece,
a simple composition okay but the warm glow and the extreme yellow field is well worth painting and looking at. It's soo hard to get that yellow glow into a field like this, you don't wanne know how much pieces I thrown away attempting to paint a piece like this one, ...

So no "Invullen" anymore I say what I say but that doesn't mean that I mean what I don't say, that would be much too much said.

Keep them coming Rob!

rob ijbema said...

maybe it is the flat afternoon light frank,the last few paintings were blessed with the evening glow...in any case,it was stunning being there.
i know them suckers,haha

rob ijbema said...

i did not fill you in rene,
that was just my opinion and still is...

btw,did you find the third giant?

Pablo said...

Fishing, what a good theme to paint. Nicely done.

rob ijbema said...

hey pablo!
so nice to hear of you again
yes fisher man are good models,they don't move much...

Keith Tilley said...

I really like the fishing piece. It has a good feel for the place - the deep river valley, and a nice atmosphere - a quiet day on the river.
And yes, the trees painting is good too. Those buttercups really glow.

rob ijbema said...

yes keith,if ever you feel stressed
go down to the river it will wash your troubles away and ofcourse some good paintings are waiting there...cheers mate

Art with Liz said...

This is the Wales I remember from my very long ago trip there. Those mountains and valleys are so very very beautiful. Thank you for the beautiful reminders.
(PS There seem to be a lot of Jones' and Willliams' here at the moment!)

Raluca C said...

beautiful!

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure liz
yes plenty of powels too
it is all one big happy family here lol

rob ijbema said...

appreciated raluca

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

you really got it though, Rob. The color harmony is slammin'.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

oh, and the whole gesture of the fisherman is right on!

rob ijbema said...

thanks x2 mary
blue and green work a treat
such calming colors together.

Jack said...

I really enjoyed looking at all the new blogs and getting that inspiration from all the quilts that were shown.Nice paintings..
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Jack
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