Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Newbridge bridge

oil on panel 7x11"

Newbridge is getting a new bridge
what a mess
thought i join the workers for a bit
you don't want to paint this on a nice day...


and this was the scene behind me
a solitairie duck
surrounded by nothing but mud
not a blade of grass insight



12 comments:

Charlene Brown said...

Awful day, awesome painting, awfully good idea for a photo!

Keith Tilley said...

You've caught the atmosphere of the scene beautifully. It's a nice bit of local history as well.

It brings a whole new meaning to the term 'muddy painting'!

Mick Carney said...

You've painted when most of us would have packed up and shown that whatever the conditions or subject matter it is possible to produce a pleasing painting. Great vision.

Gillian said...

Do you know, I live in Newbridge and I was momentarily puzzled by this 'new' bridge - than I cottoned on that it's the new road bridge - a huge affair! Well done to you for having the courage to do it on location! Wonderful!

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Another beauty! The unfinished edges in this painting are wonderful. Must keep that in my for my own paintings.

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the awful awesome comment charlene

rob ijbema said...

wish i had thought of that keith muddy painting

rob ijbema said...

yes mick,it is not what but how you paint

rob ijbema said...

your turn next gillian
btw we are starting some plein air classes this spring nr howey
maybe you can join us?

rob ijbema said...

so hard to leave things unfinished kim,always tempting to go back over it...suppose it depends how confidant you are on the day

Dick Rink said...

Speaking of hard painting circumstances. Much respect !!!

rob ijbema said...

thanks dick
but i think that duck is tougher than me,he is still there!