Monday, April 12, 2010

glorious lane

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oil on canvas 9x12"

a good friend asked if i could paint his lane,
every spring it is lined with these thousends of daffodils,he planted,
going on for more than a mile,simply glorious!

and it was such a lovely hazy day

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28 comments:

Ann Reyes said...

Wonderful, Rob! It looks so SPRING! Beautiful colors and atmosphere.

Carolann said...

Beautiful hazy soft colours, a real romantic feel. Just poetic.

rob ijbema said...

yes spring has burst ann
can you imagine standing there,the birds singing,sun on yer face...

rob ijbema said...

i'm just glad i got this carolann,it's been so long since i got out there,i struggled a bit,good thing the weather was so good,wich kept me at it

Susan Roux said...

What a wonderful painting. Its so inviting. I think you did great capturing this length of flowers. I can just imagine myself there.

Keith Tilley said...

What a wonderful spring subject. I like the sense of depth you've got with the strong foreground and hazy distance.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Rob glad to see "You" back ... in full force.. I might add!

"When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils..."

Your "pigment poem" does Wordsworth proud! Equally brilliant!

Goodd Painting!
Regards,
Bruce

rahina q.h. said...

i see the short break from blogging has done you the world of good! you've captured the esssence of spring in this one Rob.

Art with Liz said...

And a glorious painting Rob! Spring has definitely arrived in all her glory on your side of the world.

Mick Carney said...

What have you been up to, your absence has left a little gap in our viewing? Lovely sensitive piece that shouts 'Spring'.

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Rob how beautiful. I love the soft colors and winding road. Thank you for sharing.

Sheila Vaughan said...

How fantastic - he plants the flowers so that everyone can enjoy them! Great Spring painting Rob to lift the heart!

Gillian said...

Beautiful painting. Isn't great to see the daffs in all their glory - even if they are late. Is this on the country road from St Harmon to Llandidloes by any chance?

rob ijbema said...

if you can imagine yourself there susan,i must have done something right,thank you

rob ijbema said...

keith that is what i concentrated on the most,depth hazyness and atmosphere,cheers!

rob ijbema said...

bruce you write as good as you paint,thanks mate

rob ijbema said...

yes i saw everything with fresh eyes rahina,hope i can keep that freshness!

rob ijbema said...

yes it'll be tulips and blossoms next liz!

rob ijbema said...

painting racingcars and bikes mick
sensitive and shouty,i like that

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure joan
yes the road winding down was a sight to behold

rob ijbema said...

we deserve sheila after all that snow,the flowers the sun the birds are all calling us out!

rob ijbema said...

no gillian
it is a lane of the road between builth and houndred house...but then again this could be anywhere,those dafs are everywhere!

Gillian said...

Thanks Rob. Well then, you'll know where to find another lane to paint now! LOL

Thanks for visiting my blog too. x

Parapluie said...

Your painting makes me want to go out and paint the last of our daffodils here in Oregon, USA. I don't know of a lane like yours here. There are some old homsteads in ruin but every spring the daffodils are fresh, new and hopeful.

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure ofcourse gillian
so nice to see local work
especially just round the corner

rob ijbema said...

btw gillian,the pink blossoms are out by the school!

rob ijbema said...

hi diane
yes daffodils are the signs of new life,like little yellow suns...hope you manage to capture some,it is worth it

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The spring time feel, and golden ambiance shines through in this painting.