Friday, November 05, 2010

cattle market


oil on panel 7x11"

this is the cattle market,here in Builth Wells
it is busy,smelly,noisy and a feast for the eyes
especially with these autumn colors

13 comments:

Parapluie said...

Am I reading symbolism in the shadow on the left? And no way of identifying individual steers as though they were not animals? I like the painting showing the swirles of underpainting as though there was a wind.

John D. Wooldridge said...

Wow! Cattle markets there are MUCH different from those here! Ours are all covered at least in this part of the country. Great little piece! I really like the treatment of such a busy place.

Keith Tilley said...

That's an interesting subject and a good viewpoint. You've done a good job suggesting all that movement and detail.

Celeste Bergin said...

wow--imagine getting this much information onto such a small panel...wonderful light!

Mick Carney said...

Along with the others I marvel at your ability to depict so much detail with apparently random brush strokes. But we realise that they are anything but random.

Art with Liz said...

Wow Rob, glad to see you back and blogging! Love the way you give us a taste of the seasons in your part of the world. Wonderful colours.

rob ijbema said...

no symbolism diane...just the moment,
maybe my sheep need practice?

rob ijbema said...

there are buildings on the left john
sometimes a lot is easier to paint than a little...

rob ijbema said...

keith that is the view from our new house,easy day out...

rob ijbema said...

i think i should have taken a little more care celeste,maybe i will touch this up a bit...

rob ijbema said...

i think i should have taken a little more care celeste,maybe i will touch this up a bit...

rob ijbema said...

you are easy to fool mick...

rob ijbema said...

itl be the season to be jolly soon liz...