Sunday, November 22, 2009

winter soup


acrylic on paper 9x9"

when it's wet,windy and dark for four weeks of the month
nothing will cheer you up like a home made vegatable soup,
its true!

30 comments:

Linny D. Vine said...

Yummy painting with lovely warm light and the reflection in the knife is great, Rob!

rahina q.h. said...

even the brushwork is comforting: beautifully executed!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Hi Rob, great to see a still life from you - and you can still paint it from life! The "softened" effect you have achieved really compliments the subject. Yes, a great winter warmer. Nice too if you cook it in a real chicken stock.

rob ijbema said...

thanks linny
the knive was a must,to sharpen things up!

rob ijbema said...

cheers rahina
brushwork not as brushy as the landsapes...painted this a while ago

rob ijbema said...

winter warmer,i like that sheila
met warme rookworst!
cheers mate

René PleinAir. said...

Snert ingredienten ;-P

Btw. "Sint has shipped the building" ... huh :-/

Mick Carney said...

Lovely piece of work. Not your usual style but all the more exciting for that. The highlights and clever reflection are the things that make this an outstanding piece. love it.

Keith Tilley said...

It looks delicious to me, in every sense! :-)

rob ijbema said...

bedankt rene
rookworst alleen bij de hema!

rob ijbema said...

not my usual style mick,because this was painted a while ago
the thing that pleases me the most looking back is the fact i've loosened up a bit

rob ijbema said...

come round keith and have a bowl
met maggie!

Bruce Sherman said...

We do share a lot of things beyond painting Rob! Homemade soup is a "stock" item on the Sherman winter menu too ....since I do all the cooking in our house!

Gray days in succession... really do get "Me" down. My answer to this problem is to make a big batch of soup... Scottish vegetable, potato/leek and mushroom... French Canadian split pea... or chicken noodle(from real chicken broth).

I sip it by the bowl while working under the bright light at my trusty easel!

Winter painting? Try a thermos of any of the above while out ...and it will give you determination and resolve to push forward.

And by the way... that still life is in itself... " very tasty morsel to warm the cockles of any cold heart! Beautifully done!

Good painting!
Bruce

Celeste Bergin said...

cozy!

Victor Errington said...

Hi Rob.
I love Vegetables, and these are certainly Vegetables, brilliant
painting Rob. All the best.
Vic.

Art with Liz said...

Too hot for soup here, but what a great still life Rob! Love the light reflecting on the knife.

rob ijbema said...

hi bruce,you sound like my kinda guy and i'm glad my painting warmed your old cockles,cheers!

rob ijbema said...

cozy indeed
thanks celeste

rob ijbema said...

glad you like it vic
thank you!

rob ijbema said...

hi liz
for me soup is also away of eating vegetables i don't like,

Sadia Hussain said...

The reflection on the knife is amazingly done Rob! Very good play of lights and shadows!

Parapluie said...

Yes!! This arrangement of vegies is like a landscape with a warm carrot center and a knife like a reflective pool. love it!!

Don Coker said...

This is a lovely piece, Rob. Very inviting and most certainly something to take the edge off a cold day!

rob ijbema said...

i diodn't see it like that miss umbrella but yes it is not the subject i paint,it is the light on it,i like to capture

rob ijbema said...

glad to hear it worked for you don
cheers!

rob ijbema said...

hi sadia
the knive was fun to do
i got the contrasts by placing the whole scene in a box with a spotlight on it

Ryan Evans said...

colours are great in this- nice composition too

RYan

rob ijbema said...

thank you ryan
glad to hear you like it!

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Haven't seen many other still life paintings in your collection. Well done, and nice sentiments about the soup.

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Excellent artwork, any thanks!