Monday, May 31, 2010

Biking,Bluebells and a Wall



oil on panel 6x8"
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I'm Knackered!
biked all the way up these hills
to paint these bluebells for you
not to far but oh so steep!
well worth it though,got some
white blossoms as a bonus
and downhill all the way
weeeeh!
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and this is what this same place
looks like in winter

22 comments:

Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann said...

Great blues!I've had a look at the winter painting. It was so fun to see you up on the hill. O:-)

Mick Carney said...

Lovely variation in the blues maintain interest throughout. Another beauty.

René PleinAir. said...

!#!#%#@!@~! not that painting again!!
BUGGER!!!
Just before I wanted to go to sleep!!
!#$#~!#!$@!#@#
There we go again, trying to figure out how on earth you manage to pull that one off?!?!?!
You #$#@#@$~!!@$#$#

You CAN paint though, .... :-)

Keith Tilley said...

Yes those blues are wonderful Rob. You must have felt great, with a painting like that finished and an easy ride home.

rahina q.h. said...

we are well worth it! look how delighted i am with this artistic beauty:)

Catarina said...

Hi Rob, thanks for visiting mine too, but i think you understood me wrong, wich is quite natural because you probably don't speak portuguese. Those wonderful paintings aren't mine. In my blog there is some of my work and of artists that I admire. In this case the artist is called Leonid Afremov and he is an amazing paintor!!!! His name is in the title of that post actually, so i'm really sorry for this misunderstanding. I hope you liked some of the other drawings i have there, cause those are really mine. You art is Wonderful too, congratulations ^^

Art with Liz said...

What a beautiful comparison between the winter and the summer. Beautiful bluebells - such a tranquil scene Rob. And your front garden is wonderful.

Bruce Sherman said...

Rob!.... "I never felt more like singing the blues...cause I never thought that I'd ever lose..."

Heard that one before Mate... but "painting the blues"?... Lyrical, rythmical and colourful... all combined. A beauty!

Hey! do you see that shadow entering diagonally from the top right? Fits your description of your happy downhill return! HAHA!! Good one Mate!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Gillian said...

This really pops - terrific. It's always best to cycle uphill first, don't you think - then it's downhill all the way home. We certainly do hills very well around these parts, don't we. LOL

bridgethunter said...

Worth the effort! Lovely direct work.

rob ijbema said...

thank you ulrike
so nice to hear from your part of the world

rob ijbema said...

yes mick,that was needed to create some illusion on distance,

rob ijbema said...

the bike ride up was harder than the painting rene...

rob ijbema said...

you got it keith,YES!

rob ijbema said...

yes you are rahina
your comments are so good to me!

rob ijbema said...

sorry too catarina
will look better next time

rob ijbema said...

that front garden is not mine liz
but i guess when you paint it you own it!

rob ijbema said...

bruce we could make a whole blog about blue songs!don't worry i wont...
hehe cheers mate

rob ijbema said...

ha gillian you must know the roco towards houndred house
that hill is an epic monster!

rob ijbema said...

ps gillian,these are the bluebells by the pond up there...

rob ijbema said...

thank you bridgit
it was fun too

Caroline Bray Art said...

It may have been far but it was worth it! These bluebells are just gorgeous, a real punch of colour. Great stuff!