Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Aliens

oil on panel 6x8"


walked into these strange err things
they looked like a cross between palm trees and hay stacks
together with the snow patches an interesting sight
i think i've got them figured out by now...but
do you know what they are?

38 comments:

René PleinAir. said...

Triffids!!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Looks like my hair when I wake up in the mornings. Seriously, love the scratchings on the trees!

vivien said...

I thought the same as Sheila!

I do hope you'll tell us in the next post what they are?

you've (as always) caught the light beautifully :>)

Leslie Hawes said...

Beautiful painting of unidentified grassish things.

Keith Tilley said...

I don't know what they are, but I love the sunlight on them.

rahina q.h. said...

water buffalo? (well everyone else has used up all the good answers and are possibly wrong so i thought i'd push the boat out a bit)!
great lighting and love how the ground shows through giving the impression of reflected light.

Ann Reyes said...

I present you the Sunshine Award. Come by my blog to pick it up.

L.Holm said...

Have no idea, but they sure are lovely in the light and snow!

Art with Liz said...

Spring goblins! Rather pretty ones!
No, Rene was right, definitely triffids.

Carolann said...

Look like sheep covered in bracken or straw. Great change of Monet's haystacks though.

Leslie Sealey said...

I'm not sure what they are (hay bales that were in a tornado?) but you captured some fantastic color and light in this one!

Michael McGuire said...

If they were in Ireland, they'd be leprechaun houses, Rob! But you've caught some great light there regardless.

Charlene Brown said...

I'm pretty sure they're barbed wire hair snags, used for DNA identification and counting of grizzly bear populations. An amazing number of grizzly bears have passed through this field.

rob ijbema said...

i'm impressed by all of your imagination folks...you must be artists!
ok i'll better tell you then...
i think they are cut tree stumbs grown over with grasses

rob ijbema said...

rene,are you blind?

rob ijbema said...

you must have the same hair as me sheila!

rob ijbema said...

see above vivien

rob ijbema said...

hehe,thanks leslie

rob ijbema said...

thanks keith
yes no matter what,light is what its all about!

rob ijbema said...

you should try it rahina,i use a pink salmon for my grounds,it really helps painting the light!

rob ijbema said...

thanks ann
can't have enough sunshine...and awards!

rob ijbema said...

thank you liz!
appreciated

rob ijbema said...

thank you too liz
lousy guesses though!

rob ijbema said...

hehe'that would be funny carolann
if they moved as well!

rob ijbema said...

thank you lesley
really pushed it on this one

rob ijbema said...

i was waiting for that one michael!
hehe thanks

rob ijbema said...

charlene,hahaha
that is the best answer!!

Gillian said...

Hi Rob - I just spotted your blog title on Bill Guffey's blog and had to come and investigate. Then I find that you're based in Llandrindod Wells! I live in Newbridge on Wye - so - hello neighbour!
Your work is wonderful. I especially like the green monster bushes. LOL.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Rob!.... Enjoyed the colours and light in this piece... btu I have to admit I really enjoyed the comments offered as explanations-very imaginative and playful for all.

I once read a children's book which described imagined creatures as ...Kicklesnifters"! Doesn't that have a wonderful ring to it!?HAHA!! Great post.. I enjoyeed it!

Regards and good painting!
Bruce

PS We got another 10 cm of snow overnight... more on the way!Milder temps too... soooo.. "out there" I'll be!!

Victor Errington said...

Fantastic painting as usual Rob. Well done mate. All the best.
Vic.

rob ijbema said...

so nice to meet you gillian
my kids go to school in newbridge,
you must know many of the spots i've painted!
at the moment i live nr howey
off to see your blog...

rob ijbema said...

yes shame you know now bruce,i'm sure you would have made something wonderful out of them,enjoy your snow!

rob ijbema said...

hey victor!
thanks for the compliments...
how are you coping witht hte snow?

Ron Guthrie said...

I have no clue what they are Rob but they have excellent light on them. Well done.

rob ijbema said...

hey ron
thanks,they are cut,overgrown tree trunks

Houston emergency room said...

Very interesting, is all the outlining done by scratching or another technique.

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