Saturday, August 15, 2009

Irish rain

oil on panel 8x10"

here another painting done during my stay in Ireland
Michael and i had to go out no matter the weather.
and it shows you don't need a nice day to make a nice painting...
Michael did a lovely brighter version here

30 comments:

Michael McGuire said...

That painting really caught the overall mood of the day Rob. But the sun was trying to come out occasionally (OK it tried to rain too!)and I tried to capture that effect in mine. I still think the real stars of the week-end were your two rainy street scenes - they looked even better IRL.

Sheila Vaughan said...

You've really captured that feel of light summer rain here Rob. Love the colours.

rob ijbema said...

well michael,i suppose that is the good bit about changeable weather,you can choose your mood...
thanks!

rob ijbema said...

had enough practise these last three (rainy) summers sheila
cheers!

Roxanne Steed said...

That is a familiar look! you've captured it so well!Yes, it's true- the weather is certainly changeable there in Ireland (at least Cty. Kerry, where I've been)...You end up painting in all kinds of weather! Beautiful!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Great atmosphere in this painting and I like that there are small spots of intense green and purple to draw me in. Beautiful!

Mick Carney said...

Love the Irish paintings and am looking forward to sneaking over there for next year's event.

rob ijbema said...

thanks roxanne
i don't mind painting the rain,it gives great atmosphere!

rob ijbema said...

hi kim
it always surprises me how rich the colors are on a dull day
thanks

rob ijbema said...

that'll be great mick
first tip...bring rain gear
i'm going back too!

Keith Tilley said...

They're both nice paintings. I like the stronger values in yours and the way the track disappears round the corner.

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful Rob. You are so awesome at landscapes!

rob ijbema said...

thanks keith
i like both versions beacause...they are differnt
to be honest i wanted to paint michaels view but he got there first and there was no space for the two easels

rob ijbema said...

ta liz,preciated
still got a lot to learn though

Cooper Dragonette said...

You make rain look sensational Rob! I wrote June off over here b/c it was so rainy!

rob ijbema said...

don't write off rain cooper
it is a great subject...

Jack said...

You got a huge talent..thats sounds really good..marvelous painting..


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Leslie Sealey said...

This one is so beautiful, what a lovely color palette!

Sjamesportraiture said...

So wet! Love the puddle in the foreground. Beautiful colours.

loriann said...

This painting really captures the beauty of rain. Grey days can be the best painting days, all that gorgeous neutral color with a few zings. Don't you think?

Jennifer McChristian said...

I agree Rob, colors do appear more intense in overcast weather conditions. You captured the 'rainy' atmosphere brilliantly. I'm lovin' it!

Linny D. Vine said...

Feels like a summer day that may turn sunny - lovely, Rob!

rob ijbema said...

ta jack...i think

rob ijbema said...

hi leslie
just three colors plus white
thank you!

rob ijbema said...

that puddle made me paint this james,plus the fact michael allready had the best spot!

rob ijbema said...

yes loriann,i agree,no point waiting for sunny days,just get out there...

rob ijbema said...

if you like it jannifer,i'm happy!
cheers matie

rob ijbema said...

linny,that is excactly what happend! check out michaels blog,for the sunny version!

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Your paintings are fabulous!



~ Gabriela ~

rob ijbema said...

thanks for letting me know gabriela
sweet!