Friday, August 13, 2010

Wexford plein air festival,Ireland

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Wexford oil on panel 8x10"
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The 3d annual Wexford art in the open festival was another great success.the weather wasn't great but the spirit of the people made more than up for it.
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Enniscorthy,oil on panel 8x10"
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not sure what i enjoyed more the painting or the nights in the Irish pubs,
luckely i didn't have to choose!
i felt privileged to be part of the great Michael and Michael show!
check out their work from the same event
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"stuff" (hamilton and son) oil on panel 8x10"
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i felt quite rusty,haven't done much plein air at all this year...
let that be a warning to you all...keep at it!
i struggled and was glad just to get a few done
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24 comments:

Susan Roux said...

Looks like great fun. Makes me want to return to Ireland, fog and all...

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Beautiful! I like seeing how you handle urban scenes.

rob ijbema said...

yes plenty of atmoshere in ireland susan,hope you make it one day!

rob ijbema said...

urban scenes are not my forte kim,so i could do with the practise

Keith Tilley said...

Well it looks like a great way to get back into the plein air work, Rob. Hopefully you'll be able to carry on with it now.

Bruce Sherman said...

Rob!... Glad to have "You" back on line with your plein air efforts! Missed seeing your weekly efforts!

You are certainly correct about staying with it! rest too long... and it's like starting all over again! Learned that earlier on in my own painting career!

Good luck with it!
Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

rahina q.h. said...

i love your handling of colour to bring life to the urban landscape, particularly in the middle painting. and love your great sense of humour even if you were being serious;)

Art with Liz said...

Glad to see you back and plein airing again Rob! And having fun at the same time.

Victor Errington said...

I love this one Rob, and thanks for posting the photos, I love seeing them of how and when. Well done, and all the best.
Vic.

Mick Carney said...

Great to see you back out there and creating a real feel of the prevailing conditions. Love the sky in the second one.

Celeste Bergin said...

I especially love a well done gray painting...that first one very much appeals! How do you do it!

Don Coker said...

Great stuff, Rob. You're on a roll!

Concha Signes said...

I like all three, but the former has something special, color, atmosphere and damage etc.
Regards Rob.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love the structure and the atmosphere in the top one and the Hamilton one is lovely.
I haven't done as much outdoor painting this summer as I should. It does get away from you doesn't it?

rob ijbema said...

well keith,it didn't happen
hence my late reply...

rob ijbema said...

still struggeling bruce
so little time so much to paint

rob ijbema said...

when you live in the uk you need a sense of humour rahina,hahaha

rob ijbema said...

are you keeping up with it liz?

rob ijbema said...

my pleasure vic
cheers mate

rob ijbema said...

cheers mick!
appreciated

rob ijbema said...

hi celeste
grey is a good practice for me

rob ijbema said...

i wish don!

rob ijbema said...

to kind concha

rob ijbema said...

yes mary it does
i'm still not on it
never stop!