Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Moody study

. oil on canvas 7x10"
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managed to drag myself outside to enjoy the weather
it was drap,grey,foggy,drizzely and mucky,
wich was enjoyed by yours truly and some sheep

34 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

I love this painting and was trying to think of nice words for drab, grey, foggy drizzle... Then I remembered 'Scotch mist' -- the term my grandmother used, quite fondly, as I recall.

Diana Marshall said...

Yes you have caught the atmosphere and the weather perfectly

vivien said...

the soft mist and drizzle and quality of light are beautifully caught :>)

Parapluie said...

Misty veils are mysterious to me. Not at all drab!!

rahina q.h. said...

you've definately caught the atmosphere and i love those sheepy shapes in the grey. from your description i thought you were in scotland:)))

Mick Carney said...

I like the ay you have managed to create a feeling of depth here even though the value range is not very wide.

Vicente Herrero said...

A fine picture,these atmospheres do not exist in the Mediterranean.

Keith Tilley said...

We're so lucky to have distinct seasons. There's always something new to look forward to.

I like the restful feeling of this painting.

Art with Liz said...

Hi Rob, where have you been?? Been missing your work and at last, you delight the senses again! Your paintings are a wonderful diary of the weather conditions in Wales and Winter is definitely on the way.

Simon Jones said...

Lovely painting Rob, saw more of your fine works in Brecknock a few days ago

Jennifer McChristian said...

I love the subtle warms surrounded by the gorgeous grays.

rob ijbema said...

i love painting fog charlene
whatever the word...you can leave so much for the viewer to fill in

rob ijbema said...

thanks diana
plenty of grey practice around here these days

rob ijbema said...

hi vivien
good to hear it worked

rob ijbema said...

yes diane,the mysterie is what attracs me to scenes like this

rob ijbema said...

wales ireland or scotland,all very similar this time of year,allworth painting rahina

rob ijbema said...

yes those values are not easy to balance mick,great practise tho

rob ijbema said...

sometimes i wish for your country
vicento but i would miss the seasons indeed

rob ijbema said...

you are right keith
change is good!

rob ijbema said...

been off line moving house liz...
hope to get back in the saddle soon!
you are to kind!

rob ijbema said...

don't know anything about Brecknock simon,where was that?

rob ijbema said...

yes greys can be gorgious jennifer
cheers!

Celeste Bergin said...

Hey Rob..it is so good to see another plein air from you. I love your car paintings and was just remarking to a friend of mine that your car paintings are so successful ...no doubt because you have carefully paid so much attention to light on natural objects. I feel sorry for painters who don't paint from life..! Your work is a perfect example of how painting from life gives work done from photos vitality.

Great gray mist..! totally beautiful.

Sheila Vaughan said...

The mood and palette is gorgeous Rob but what I learn from you here is that slight tint of yellowish colour still left in the trees there. Perfect!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hey Rob!....Thanks for dropping by my site! "Play Misty For Me"...HA HA!....Being on location... alone to enjoy these subdued and mysterious moments... is joyful to "Me" and "You" as well it would seem! Sheep are great company too... gentle souls indeed!Like this one!
Good Painting!
Bruce

rob ijbema said...

you are so right celeste
no better teacher than mother nature...having said that,you can see from my posts or rather lack of posts,that i have to get out more myself...

rob ijbema said...

hi sheila!
you are to kind...

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure bruce
this was at the back of my house,
those sheep are here munching all the time,love them!gentle soules indeed

Michael McGuire said...

You captured the atmosphere well, Rob. Top marks for getting out there this time of year!

rob ijbema said...

well michael,it was only the back yard,coffee at hand...
it has been wind and rain for four weeks now!

Don Coker said...

Foggy, gray days are among my favorite days to paint, Rob. Seems you have captured the mood perfectly. Good stuff!

rob ijbema said...

thanks don
plenty of practice painting grey days in wales...

Alan said...

"Scotch mist" YES! My grandad always used to tell me that one.

modern prints said...

Great post, thanks a lot!