Saturday, January 09, 2010

Hungry Blackbirds

oil on panel 6x8"

you don't often see blackbirds together
but with all this snow it is hard for them finding food
they are constantly asking us to put food out,
i happily oblige,keeps them in the same spot...to paint
hope you feed your birds...


28 comments:

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Wonderful painting. I love the contrast in the snow. Well done. Also very kind of you to take care of the birds. I'm going out now to feed the poor fellows.

Celeste Bergin said...

I love this painting--! I am glad you feed the birds..we feed them too. It is always a joy to see them gathered round. What a like about your painting in the perfect scale of everything and the lovely temperatures. sigh. Not to mention the lovely subject matter and composition. What a good painting!

Bruce Sherman said...

Rob!... "I" agree with "You"!... Winter can be a warm time as well... as this and your Skaters piece well demonstrate... especially if... "You" have a warm heart to begin with... and "You" obviously do!

Good Painting!
Warm regards,
Bruce

Bruce Sherman said...

Oops!.... My error with the Skaters part of the comment Rob... one from Rene... equally warm! Soory about the slip... a "senior moment".... HAHA!
Cheers!
Bruce

René PleinAir. said...

Nope, just bought some chicken ;-)

Hahaha Bruce,
Thanks for the nice comment.

Funny Rob, that you're able to get such a warm feeling with such cool colours. Marvelous piece!

vivien said...

beautiful colours and very Monet!

rahina q.h. said...

excellent composition rob, a beautiful piece of art r.

Art with Liz said...

Your paintings of these snow scenes are magic Rob. Am also glad you're feeding the birds!

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Beautiful warm light in this wintery piece Rob...a really beauty!

Jeffrey

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Rob!... The snow looks good on "You"! What a wonderful run of little winter gems you have produced! "I" love them all! Great work! Let it snow... let it snow... let it snow!!!HAHA!! ENJOY!

Warm regards,
Good Painting!
Bruce

Concha Signes said...

Hola Rob, me gusta mucho esta última serie de paisajes,son muy buenos todos, magníficos de color, no sabría con cual quedarme.
Saludos
Concha

rob ijbema said...

thanks joan
days are full of snow but grey at the moment

rob ijbema said...

yes i love our birds celeste
they make me happy every morning

rob ijbema said...

ha ha bruce,love your enthousiasm
no wonder you stumble sometimes
cheers mate

rob ijbema said...

its the cool that makes the warmth stand out rene,but you know that!
bedankt

rob ijbema said...

yes vivien,it was so tempting putting a bird on the gate...

rob ijbema said...

many thanks rahina
the situation just presented itself
all i had to do was paint it...

rob ijbema said...

hi jeffrey
thanks for stopping by,glad you like it!

rob ijbema said...

cheers liz!

rob ijbema said...

haha bruce,good to see you again!

rob ijbema said...

grazias concha
have got snow there?

Don Coker said...

Great work, Rob. Makes me shiver...

Keith Tilley said...

Glad to hear that you feed your models Rob!

I like the colours you've found in all that white.

rob ijbema said...

good don
glad i made you shiver!

rob ijbema said...

cheapest models i've had keith
some nuts and old bread and they are happy

Megha Chhatbar said...

We do feed our birds! Excellent thought and superb painting!

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rob ijbema said...

thank you megha
both from me and the birds...

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