Wednesday, December 09, 2009

winter morning


oil on panel 8x10"
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and now for something a bit more sunny,
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so if you are still planing for your 2010 holidays...
and fancy enjoying learning and painting a slice of heaven...
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experience the thrill and beauty of a wonderful part of Italy,
take memories you've created home with you!
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This workshop is for beginners to advanced artists
and will be conducted on outdoors location.

Picture Yourself...

among the sights and sounds of beautiful and romantic Tuscany: olive groves, vineyards, centuries-old buildings, winding streets, texture and vibrant sunlight.

Feel Yourself...

in the warm ambiance of Cortona, overlooking Lake Trasimeno and the Val di Chiana, originally fortified by the Umbrians, claimed by the Etruscans, touched by the Renaissance, almost unchanged for centuries, one of Tuscany's jewels.

Experience...

the joy of painting en plein air in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere with expert instruction and the camaraderie of a small group of learners.

Enjoy...

great Italian food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas, history and the hospitality of the people of Cortona.
for more info
please visit the Toscana website

24 comments:

Mick Carney said...

Really enjoy the colour range in this picture. You do anexcellent job in promoting your Italy trip. Pity I'm committed elsewhere at that time.

Carolann said...

Really enjoy your blog I just wish I had the money to travel to wonderful Tuscany. I need to sell lots more paintings!

painterchum said...

Love this winter morning painting Rob. It's magical.

rahina q.h. said...

beautiful work rob, the mist moving across the landscape, the splashes of light, and even more amazing when enlarged. good luck with the course in a place i have always wanted to visit... you never know:)

Sarah Wimperis said...

stunning painting Rob.

rob ijbema said...

keeping the colors in range was the challenging part mick
cheers!

rob ijbema said...

i know you want to carolann,
mind you if you come,you will be able to sell lots more paintings,hehe

rob ijbema said...

thanks sally
that time of day is pretty special

rob ijbema said...

yes you can never tell rahina...
thanks for your observations

rob ijbema said...

cheers sarah!

Art with Liz said...

A truly beautiful painting Rob, and I would dearly love to join you in Tuscany (looove Italy!) and learn how to paint landscapes properly! but I think you know that our exchange rate, airfares, visas, etc put it totally out of reach! Please remember to post lots and lots of paintings when you're there.

rob ijbema said...

it would be wonderful to have your enthousiasm over in sunny italia liz!

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Love this one -

Dick Rink said...

Great atmoshere!

It's a pitty that our holiday-period starts in july. Good luck in Italy.

Bruce Sherman said...

Nice to see a Welsh version of winter Rob!Tonight we are well on the way to having 30cm of snow on the ground by morning! A plein air paradise! Love the atmospheric quality that you have created in this one!

Hope that your Tuscan workshop is a great success... I enjoyed my visit there... pictures everywhere about you... and warmth!HAHA!!!

Good Painting!
Bruce

rob ijbema said...

so nice to hear from you cara
cheers

rob ijbema said...

i get off on atmosphere dick
bedankt

rob ijbema said...

enjoy your snow bruce
do you mean you were in toscani painting?

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Rob!..... Yes I did paint in Tuscany, Venice, Ravenna, Padua and San Leo in 1989. I stayed in Venice for eight weeks finishing up my Art History degree at Queen's University...I travelled...and "painted my brains out" nearly 24 hours a day for the time I was there!

I would have to say that this experience was the pivotal point in my decision to become a full time artist... after a 27 year teaching career.

Leslie Sealey said...

Just beautiful!!

rob ijbema said...

wow bruce,that sounds impresive
it is great to get so absorbed whenn things become second nature
eat drink and sleep paint,way to go!

rob ijbema said...

just thank you leslie (-:

Michael McGuire said...

I just had to comment on this one, Rob. One heck of a great painting!

rob ijbema said...

thank you michael
the weather helped shape this one!
must look a bit like ireland...