Sunday, March 13, 2011

diggers for daffodils


oil on panel 7x10"

Hooray! it's Spring!
 it's Sunday and it's sunny
and even the Newbridge roadworks  look happy
diggers for daffodils

25 comments:

Mick Carney said...

You've got the values perfect in this.

Keith Tilley said...

Well it's nice to see a bit of yellow anyhow. There's a nice impression of the sunshine as well; better than in the photo.

Gillian said...

I don't know how you managed to make that scene look inviting but you did it!

rob ijbema said...

thanks mick
just wich my scanner could get them as right as me...lol

rob ijbema said...

daffodils are nearly there keith
consider this a warm up

rob ijbema said...

it was just such a nice day yesterday gillian,a shame they weren't working
i'm sure a lot of dust would have made it even better

Susan Roux said...

Diggers for daffodils. What a lovely thought...

rob ijbema said...

daffodils for diggers...even better
cheers susan

Art with Liz said...

Hopefully the real thing soon? In the meantime you've transformed that road scene - terrific!

Bruce Sherman said...

Gidday Mate!... HAHA!! "You" my friend... can make a pothole look inviting! When one views the photo version of the site that you chose to paint... and compares it to the final outcome... one can easily understand... the true magic... and freedom one feels... in being outside to paint!

A lovely Spring "bouquet'... has this little gem!

Good painting!...and Happy Spring Rob!

Warmest regards,
Bruce

rob ijbema said...

here's hoping too liz
soon there will be to much to paint!

rob ijbema said...

yes more about feelings
than subject bruce,really
cheers mate!

Celeste Bergin said...

Hooray for spring--! This is a happy looking painting!

René PleinAir. said...

Aaaah I see you're still making good use of the pochade! Lovely Rob, glad you are painting outside so now and then.

Good one!

rob ijbema said...

hope i made you happy too celeste!

rob ijbema said...

your pochade is one of the delights of painting outside rene!
it is lasting well!
4 years or so...

bsealey said...

I love the lighting in this one! The painting is much nicer than the scene you were working from; that's the mark of a real artist. : )

Leslie Sealey said...

Sorry, that last post was from me, not "bsealey."
My husband is always logged in on Google and I never seem to catch it until the message has been sent!
-Leslie

rob ijbema said...

nice to hear from you leslie...
and your husband lol!
yes the light was amazing that day
wich made the whole scene.
thank you

Victor Errington said...

Hi Rob.
Sorry I haven`t been visiting. But I have caught up and all your latest paintings are simply amazing and beautiful. I have given you ten out of ten for them. Such beautiful colours and subjects. Well done Rob and all the best.
Vic.

rob ijbema said...

no worries victor
i haven't been very attentfull myself
and thanks for the 10,i'll put it somewhere safe...
cheers!

Sheila Vaughan said...

Clever you Rob! You are not afraid to "really" see (which is not the same as "see") in my book. Oh, that yellow!

Parapluie said...

Here in Oregon daffodils started blooming the middle of last month and have survived snow and bitter freezing. They are blooming still. The leaves are beginning to catch up. This week we had a 60 mile an hour wind storm and they still survived and look so perky. They deserve to be painted standing in near flooded flower beds. You inspire me to go paint them.

rob ijbema said...

yes the yellow sheila
the color of hope
thank you

rob ijbema said...

that would be great diane
look for ward seeing those though little trompets!