Thursday, December 17, 2009

the sparrowhawk

oil on panel 5x8"
finishing off this painting,i was thinking of a title,something like,boring lane or flat,flat light,
as suddenly all the little singing birds went quiet and there it was,
the title for my painting
shooting just a few inches off the ground,a sparrowhawk following the road,
no doubt trying to surprise those singing birds
so exciting!


Art with Liz said...

Oh wow Rob - this is great. I am in awe of the way you can see and paint landscapes from life - I am so battling with this plein air stuff!

rob ijbema said...

mother nature is the best teacher liz
it aint easy i started 5 years ago
eek! but worth it!
also it is so nice to be outside,so inspiring

Mick Carney said...

Lovely piece evoking a special moment.

rob ijbema said...

thank you mick
special indeed!

Keith Tilley said...

It's moments like this that make 'plein air' so worthwhile isn't it Rob.

rob ijbema said...

yes keith,was painting by the river today and saw a kingfisher!