Sunday, June 06, 2010



oil on panel 6x8"
the evenings seem to last forever these days
so nice to be out,be among all this wonder...
managed to take some pics of the steps i take
here i loosely draw in the scene with very thinned paint
(perm red with cad yellow)
painting in the darks (perm red,ultra m. blue,bit of yellow,bit of white)
paying close attention to the values
adding colors...and then i got lost in it all and forgot to take more pics
still hope this gives you a rough idea..


Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Rob!... A great post Mate! Always enjoy seeing another artist's process from the inside out.

"You" covered yours perfectly... even without the words.

Design first ... through "massing". Then values...establishment of light patterns. A few deftly placed eye-catching strokes... then sign 'er!

A simplified textbook lesson "en plein air"... and "We"... were there! Thanks for sharing!

Good stuff! A "gem'!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,

Mick Carney said...

Delightful picture and for we learners a valuable source of advice about your process. Thanks.

Keith Tilley said...

It's nice to see how you produce these little gems.

"...and then i got lost in it all and forgot to take more pics"

Ha, ha, yes it's not easy photographing work-in-progress.

Anonymous said...

thanks for those few magical stages rob... a beautiful composition and evening atmosphere. and i see you have left the ground showing. i'm learning about the magic of grounds:)

Anonymous said...

You caught that magic moment, the sunset glow. Beautiful!

Love the glimpse of your step-by-step, too.

Victor Errington said...

Hi Rob.
A lovely brilliant fresh painting.
I really do feel that I am in the open looking at it. All the best Rob.

Celeste Bergin said...

it was a lot of fun to see your steps--and the final painting is beautiful!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Hi Rob!

Like it has been said before: Thanks for showing the process. Do you work only with this limited palette?

The painting has a lot more mood that the photograph. Well done.

Cheers from Vienna.

Art with Liz said...

Fantastic to learn from you Rob - thank you and even though you forgot to take more pics, the general idea is there. Great end result!

rob ijbema said...

hehe,you make it sounds easy bruce!

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure mick,its the least i can do,still learner myself ofcourse

rob ijbema said...

so nice to get lost keith!

rob ijbema said...

yes rahina,showing ground not only saves time,it produces color harmonie and mood...

rob ijbema said...

thank you decker
so pleased you enjoyed it

rob ijbema said...

if you feel you are there then i must have done something right
cheers victor

rob ijbema said...

thanks celeste,
i always enjoy seeing other artist work too!

rob ijbema said...

yes stefan
the basics is all that is needed,
i like to keep things simple,painting is hard enough
vielen dank!

rob ijbema said...

thanks liz
are you enjoying the footie!
hup holland hup!

Linny D. Vine said...

It's a wee beauty, Rob! (Wonderful glow - thanks for sharing your process!)

rob ijbema said...

thank you linny and it was my pleasure

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Wow, Rob the painting is more beautiful than what was actually there! Stunning!

Manuel Casabranca said...

hi Rob
I like the way you start. very nice and with a great freedom.
best regards

Jennifer McChristian said...

Hi Rob,

Great post! Love the spontaneity, looseness and vibrancy of this painting. Thanks for sharing your process too :)

susan hong-sammons said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your creating process. Very interesting to view

rob ijbema said...

nice to hear from you kim,

rob ijbema said...

thank you manuel
the challenge is to stay loose

rob ijbema said...

hi jennifer,i've got a while to go...

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure susan,
i should do this more often...