Tuesday, March 01, 2011

little stream

oil on panel 8x10"

our painting class was blessed
with some welcome sunshine
so we spend the morning
by the calming sounds 
of the stream and the birds


you can see the progress of the classes here
thanks rosie!

22 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

Those greens in your painting are fantastic--! Your painting has just the perfect amount of information. Beautiful! Thanks for including a photo from the spot too..an extra bonus..it's such a pretty place. :)

rob ijbema said...

thank you celeste
i'm a bit dissapointed with how the greens came out in the scan,they should be more varied,never mind ,it is good to share

Dar Presto said...

Astonishingly beautiful. At once exciting and peaceful. If you don't mind, this image will reside on my monitor for a while :)

Bonnie Heather said...

Thanks for including the photo. It showed me how you altered the colours to make the painting so much more exciting, something I still struggle with. Beautiful painting.

rob ijbema said...

sure dar,enjoy!
and thanks

rob ijbema said...

i didn't edit the colors to much bonnie,blame the difference on my scanner...the scene was exciting enough,with the early light and long shadows...

rahina q.h. said...

very atmospheric rob: i am often frustrated by the resulting photo of a painting as they rarely match the original and often some colours are quite jarring on the screen. but this is beautifully done. how do you paint and teach?

Keith Tilley said...

It doesn't look a very interesting subject in the photo, but you've made a beautiful painting of it.

Kim VanDerHoek said...

You really caught the glow from the sun in this painting. I particularly like the way the stream leads into the painting and the trees and fence keep me looking around.

Gillian said...

Wasn't it a glorious day! Your painting says it all. Beautiful. x

rob ijbema said...

yes rahina it can be frustrating
sometimes the picture even looks better than the painting...but never the same.
how do i teach and paint?
i teach by example...
hope that doesn't sound arrogant

rob ijbema said...

well keith you probably know,one of the hardest bit is finding the right subject,spot,light atmosphere etc
and with a large group,it is even harder,so we were pleased with this little scene,mind you in holland they would die for a bit of nature like this...

rob ijbema said...

that was the idea kim...you are a good student! hehe

rob ijbema said...

yes gillian,it is dull and freezin now again
looks like we caught the best couple of hours of the week!

Mick Carney said...

Just love those greens and the underpainting makes them sing.

Michael McGuire said...

Fantastic sense of spring sunlight in this one, Rob.

rob ijbema said...

it is good to have more colors than green in your greens mick,thanks!

rob ijbema said...

if there is light,i'm happy
thanks michael

Rosie Tremain said...

ah sigh..... it's lovely Rob. And looks so fluid and fresh. I'm learning.... thankyou.

rob ijbema said...

thanks rosie
i think you are doing very well!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Mate!.... Yegads!.... Greens???? Only in salad bowls here!HAHA!! Just got another 10cm of snow here over the weekend! going to be a while till we see what you have there!

In any event... a lovely plein air sketch... very painterly treatment and great atmosphere! You have certainly captured that first fresh sigh of Spring!

Good Painting!

Warmest regards,
Bruce

rob ijbema said...

hehe before you know it bruce,its summer and all the greens are the same
good luck with the white stuff for now...