Tuesday, May 04, 2010


oil on panel 6x8"
where ever we live,i make sure to plant some tulips
yes,a bit of holland in the garden,
not as many as rene has been painting,
but still enough to warm the old cockels
after a cold dark winter.
so much fun putting on pure pigments!


Victor Errington said...

Hi Rob.
I love this one mate. A lovely painting. well done and all the best.

Keith Tilley said...

A Dutch export painted by Dutch expat!

A nice touch of spring.

René PleinAir. said...

Look "dwalingen!" hehehe

Well done Rob, but you've got Bluebells!! and Blauwe druifjes and, and, and, ...

Anonymous said...

pure pigments? like decorating a cake with cherries, a delight and a wonderful painting as a result:)

Mick Carney said...

These small pieces of yours that shimmer with vibrant colour are always a pleasure. I particularly like the way you have introduced some foreground darks that set off the rich colours really well.

rob ijbema said...

thank you so much victor!

rob ijbema said...

hi keith
how's the volcanic ash up yours?

rob ijbema said...

always look forward to the bluebells,
are there no bluebells in holland?

rob ijbema said...

mmm,still on the cake rahina?

rob ijbema said...

i wish i could paint it as well as you say it mick

Keith Tilley said...

"hi keith
how's the volcanic ash up yours? "

No sign of any ash and no great sunsets either unfortunately.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hey Rob!... What am "I" to believe Mate? On your last visit "You" said you'd rather be painting... than planting!HAHA!!!

Just goes to show you.... "You" can do both!

Seriously... a joyously colourful wee piece! Nicely done!

Good Painting!
Warm regards,

Art with Liz said...

Oh beautiful colours Rob even though they're not as much as Rene's! Love your landscapes that record the seasons so faithfully!

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful hopeful painting!

Anonymous said...

Nothing says Spring better!

Your arrangement - looking a bit down, so the tulips are backed by the sun brightened grass - makes a great display of their color.

rob ijbema said...

can't believe those ashes are still pestering us keith

rob ijbema said...

i'm trying to plant a few more flowers at the moment bruce,
it just means i don't have to go far to pait
cheers mate

rob ijbema said...

yes liz,i record the seasons for you!

rob ijbema said...

hopeful,yes celeste
on another beautiful painting season,thanks!

rob ijbema said...

hi ann ,you are right tulips say it all!

Michael McGuire said...

This is really lovely, Rob.

rob ijbema said...

hey michael!