Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wexford,Ireland, plein air painting festival 3


no stopping shopping oil on panel 8x10"
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86 painters on the streets of Wexford,Ireland this bank holiday weekend
an exhausting and very satisfying trip.
Ireland was all it was meant to be,the lovely people,the rain
the pubs...the Guinness and the singing...don't ask!


more shopping in the rain,oil on panel 6x9"

day one was a total wash out,which i enjoyed very much...


the balloon seller,oil on panel 6x9"

Saturday the sun came out and with it most of the other painters...

i was lucky enough to bump into this balloon seller.

...more Irish work will follow...

22 comments:

rahina qh said...

such beautiful atmospheric paintings. the weather has been pretty precarious in this part of the world but then it wouldn't be Ireland:) thank you for sharing your journey.

Art with Liz said...

Having never been to Ireland, this is exactly how I've pictured it (the first painting definitely). All wet. Sounds like you had a fantastic and exhausting time. Especially after cycling round France!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Of course I love the rainy ones best Rob - what a trooper you are! Ah yes, the good old Guiness. It's good stuff, full of iron, so you can pretend you are taking it for medicinal purposes!

Victor Errington said...

Absolutely wonderful Rob. what
brilliant atmospheric Paintings
you produce. All the best Rob.
Vic.

Ann Reyes said...

Great paintings, Rob! I love how you captured the rain and atmosphere. I look forward to seeing more of your Ireland paintings.

Pablo said...

Rain! how lucky you are. Here we only have warm weather. I´ll have to refresh me watching your paintings or in the shower :P

I´m going to enjoy with the stuff you painted in Ireland.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure rahina
i'm sure the weather is a lot rougher up north where you are..

rob ijbema said...

hehe,yes what a shock liz,coming back from sunny hot france hehe
sure wakes you up

rob ijbema said...

sheila,my guinness excuse was you have to please the locals
couln't sit there drinking heineken,could i?

rob ijbema said...

that is why i like painting bad weather vic...the atmosphere!

rob ijbema said...

ann the other ones have sun in them...eek!

rob ijbema said...

i hope you get some lousy weather soon pablo,just in time for the vuelta!

r garriott said...

Ah! Sounds/looks marvelous...!

Dean H. said...

Love them all! The atmospheric rain paintings really are captivators... find myself reflecting on your great reflections.

rob ijbema said...

thanks r,indeed it was...cant wait for next year!

rob ijbema said...

haha dean
your doing allright yourself!
cheers

Wiele said...

That looks like a fun festival!
I love "no stopping shopping" the most. great atmosphere in the cosy rain!
And now for some more singing! :-)

rob ijbema said...

oh no dont sing in the rain,haha

lunardancer said...

These paintings remind me of the classical style of the impressionists(Manet,Monet, Renoir, etc.). You have beautifully captured the atmosphere and spirit of that particular time of day. Delightful works of art.

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the kind words lunardancer

Jack said...

Such wonderful atmospheric paintings.Nice to see this..amazing thought..


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rob ijbema said...

you sound desperate jack