Tuesday, February 08, 2011

sun and geese


 oil on panel 7x9"

the sun was out and i treated myself to a nice bike ride
feel a bit under the weather with this flu bug going round...
still...managed to put some colors down...
but couldn't be bothered to finish it.

24 comments:

Mick Carney said...

You may not have finished it but it passes the 'squint' test and reads as an interesting piece. Geese always remind me of a well known Guthrie painting called 'To Pastures New'. Lovely control of colour.

Ann Reyes said...

Really nice, Rob! I think it's finished... Hope you're feeling better.

Gillian said...

Gorgeous colours - a real touch of Spring.
I've had the local bug too - hope you're feeling better now. x

rob ijbema said...

yes mick it looks ok when you squint
and even better when you close your eyes completely,hehe
however i like the pre spring colors

rob ijbema said...

not gonna touch it anne
getting there... cheers

rob ijbema said...

it's a newbridge bug gillian
the kids brought it home from school
hope you are getting better too!

Diana Marshall said...

How wonderful to paint outside and it looks like you v'e got all right kit, love the geese or are they ducks? reflections in the puddles.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

Sorry to read that you haven't been feeling well. I hope you are recovering now. This is a fun subject for a painting, the reflection of the geese in the puddles add a lot of interest.

Simon Jones said...

Looks pretty finished to me, really nice.

Art with Liz said...

It's darned close to finished! Love the geese.

rob ijbema said...

dianne my kit is compact and light enough to take on my cycle,...ready to pounce! cheers

rob ijbema said...

i'm on the mend kim,thanks
this scene would have been nothing without the puddles

rob ijbema said...

oh well simon you know as well as me,a painting is never finished anyway,thanks!

rob ijbema said...

liz those geese were so noisy,glad i don't live close to them!

Leslie Sealey said...

It looks finished to me! Beautiful color; you captured the essence of these geese enjoying the sun. No need to add anything.

rob ijbema said...

sometimes its good not to finish a painting
thanks leslie

Sheila Vaughan said...

Love the abstract shapes Rob and that "sunshine after showers" feel is wonderful. This is moody too but a "fresh" mood - promises of spring at last.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Mate!.... What you mentioned you lacked in stamina for this piece certainly isn't at all evident in the final product!

Great spring colour! Cheery!

Get well!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

rob ijbema said...

yes sheila,spring is nearly here,saw plenty of snowdrops!

rob ijbema said...

hi bruce,when you're not well you can;t give that little extra,still nice to be out therem and i;m well again now

Celeste Bergin said...

it's beautiful

rob ijbema said...

thank you celeste!

Michael Pieczonka said...

I really like this one. Almost abstract, but the ducks still read.. nice job! Nice design.

rob ijbema said...

hey michael,almost didn't see you there...good to hear the abstraction works