Monday, February 21, 2011

nearly spring


 oil on panel 8x10"

hang in there folks
Spring is just round the corner...


this was a little demo
for the painting class
we are runing at the

22 comments:

Mick Carney said...

And your palette is primed to translate the colours of Spring for our pleasure.

rob ijbema said...

yes it is getting there mick,
just need those dashes of daffodil yellow,cheers mate

Celeste Bergin said...

this painting is really fun to look at...it looks simple, and yet it incorporates many small textural and color nuances that really "make it". It has a beautiful light.

Gillian said...

Loosely painted but oh so reminiscent of our countryside right now, Rob. Perfect.

Aren't the patches of snowdrops everywhere gorgeous!

Art with Liz said...

This is great Rob! But if Spring is on its way there, that means chilly weather here, right? Doesn't feel like it at the moment! Love those snowdrops!

rob ijbema said...

i nearly didn't finish this celeste
like you said there was not much to it
but everytime i looked at it,it gave a nice overall feeling,so...here it is

rob ijbema said...

those snowdrops are so delightful gillian and you know what wales looks like now,

rob ijbema said...

i thought it was always summer in zuid afrika liz!

René PleinAir. said...

Look at that video!!

10.000+ paintings subject in just over 3 minutes of footage, ... unbelievable. Oow btw the painting is nice to hehehe.

Just kidding Rob, the painting is just soo Rob. It goes straight onto my desktop!

Parapluie said...

Thank you,for your optimistic vision from the heart to the painting. I'll try and hang in there.

rahina q.h. said...

this is wonderful rob, it has a freshness that works beautifully for spring
btw can't beleive you have snowdrops already in Wales

Keith Tilley said...

Yes, the snowdrops are out up here in Northern Scotland as well Rob. Can't wait to see your Spring paintings, you always do them so well.

rob ijbema said...

yes sad isn't it rene
so much beauty and hardly
anyone to notice it
mind you maybe that is why it is still beautiful here...

rob ijbema said...

you are welcome diane...eventhough i was talking to myself,haha

rob ijbema said...

you should have snowdrops if keith has got them rahina...can't wait for proper spring,so tempting to paint those yellow daffodils...

rob ijbema said...

hehe,no pressure then keith
i'll do my best to impress you!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Oh, so Welsh! Thank you Rob.

Rosie Tremain said...

hello Rob - i love the finished version! Now i must finish mine..... thank you so much for your inspiration and teaching - I am learning a huge amount :) Looking forward to next week.

rob ijbema said...

very welsh indeed sheila
cheers!

rob ijbema said...

i'm glad to hear you are inspired rosie
now you have to bring the finished painting in next week,i thought yours came along nicely and you certainly caught some light...

Kim VanDerHoek said...

I like how you composed this one Rob, with the wire running into the scene. And as always, your atmosphere is magical.

rob ijbema said...

thank you kim
if i get the atmosphere.i'm happy