Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Noord Holland


 yellow morning...
oil on panel 8x10"

just got back from a mad week in holland
first we painted the tullip fields in the north of holland

 red hot 
oil on panel 8x10"

we raced our bikes from field to field,the weather was hot and the colors and smells so intense
we ended several days with headaches...things were so hectic,at one point i wasn't sure wether
i was setting up my easel or breaking it down...

 oil on panel 8x10"

one of the hardest things was composition...holland is so flat and the bulb fields so straight
really could see how Mondreaan and Rietveld started to paint/design abstract...

Evening
oil on panel 8x10"

the evenings were the best,things cooled down and colors warmed up in the evening sun
after a little siesta it was fine painting...

more paintings and pics will follow
went to amsterdam as well...

6 comments:

Mick Carney said...

You've managed to create little passages of painterly interest in each of these, whether it be an extra bit of texture or the placement of colours against each other. Very enjoyable.

Keith Tilley said...

You've done a good job with unfamiliar landscapes. They really give a sense of what it must be like in the bulb fields in Spring.

Typh said...

Hi Rob.
Great paints.

Frank - Italy.

rob ijbema said...

yes i always try to put a little story in the paintings mick ...if i remember...

rob ijbema said...

yes it was a challange keith...wales is easier to paint than holland,there is just not much to grab hold off...

rob ijbema said...

cheers frank!