Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pink Pelicans

oil on panel 6x9
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back from a great little European road trip with my boys.
managed to hook up with Rene in Holland
to stay and paint on a campsite
and this Zoo near Arnhem
and the weather was vurrukkulluk!
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almost stopped in time for this one...



this is rene showing off...


and me hiding in the bush...

13 comments:

qvale4 said...
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Sheila Vaughan said...

Glad you had a great time Rob. Smashing painting too !!

L.Holm said...

Wonderful, Rob. I love them all nestled there in the light. Sounds like a fun day. Also love your posts from the paint-out in Ireland. You really captured the movement and spirit (and rain!)
Liz

Art with Liz said...

This is great Rob! Like Liz, I too loved the Irish paint out, and of course, the Tour de France was just great!

Mick Carney said...

You seem to be spending a lot of time travelling at the moment. Lucky chap. How do you fine the time to paint when you take your kids away? We spend a lot of time with our grand kids and it is virtually impossible to contemplate getting out the paints. Great picture by the way, love the clamness that the colour scheme induces.

rob ijbema said...

thanks sheila
holland was geweldig!

rob ijbema said...

they were some of the few animals staying still liz and they were hard to ignore catching that light so well,cheers!

rob ijbema said...

yes liz i'm all over the place,and loving it!
thank you

rob ijbema said...

that is why we painted in the zoo mick,plenty to do for the kids!
ussually it is the wives that cause trouble :-D

Sjamesportraiture said...

Found the pelicans, love the colours in the water, reflections, I should say. I'm sticking to the animal theme, wild ones this time.

rob ijbema said...

those elephants look impresive james!

Maggie Latham said...

Rob, I saw this one on WC and just love it. your comment 'It's the darks that makes the lights' (or something like that) on WC really made a light bulb go on!
How many times have I heard that ....or read that.... but this time (looking at your painting) it was duh!....of course!
Maggie

rob ijbema said...

maggie its amazing how much we know...but to put it all into practice
especially plein air is another story...