Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Skating Vondelpark


acrylic on panel 8x10"

skating in the Vondelpark,Amsterdam

16 comments:

Sophie said...

Nice! Would have liked to join them!

rahina q.h. said...

this is wonderful Rob: the energy of the skating seems to swirl around the painting!

Keith Tilley said...

This is very nice and full of atmosphere. There is a real feeling of a park surrounded by a town, even though there is only a suggestion of buildings.

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Très joli paysage. Excellente idée d'avoir peint les oiseaux dans le côté gauche, ce qui assure un excellent équilibre au tableau!

Pablo said...

With those colors, I thought for a moment this was René's blog :P

rob ijbema said...

bet you do,bedankt sophie

rob ijbema said...

thanks rahina
the choice between painting or skating is a hard one

rob ijbema said...

i'm glad it comes across like that keith,cheers!

rob ijbema said...

old dutch paintings have quite often some birds in it richard
merci beaucoup

rob ijbema said...

hey pablo!
as sharp as ever
maybe holland really is that (rene) grey...

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Rob!... Love the muted and subdued greys and atmosheric very Lowland quality of this piece.

The well executed active skating figures add ... just the right dash of verve and colour to balance the quietness of the overall mood! Very festive! Very Fun!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

shirley fachilla said...

Love the play of verticals and horizontals and the way your dark neutrals make the colors pop.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

I'm really digging how you painted the bare branches on the trees. You didn't paint every branch but laid down just enough brush strokes to indicate them and still kept their transparent feeling. Very nice. The spots of color you added for the crowds is wonderful too. You are on a roll Rob, one successful painting after another.

rob ijbema said...

hi bruce
muted gryes are not really my thing
so those colorfull skaters were essential
cheers mate

rob ijbema said...

shirley
that was indeed the idea
thank you

rob ijbema said...

kim painting the braches that way takes the hard work out of it and i think it looks more natural as well!
thanks!