Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Barcelona



two little studies done on my pochade box,during our wonderful time in Barcelona
the top is the unmistakable Gaudi Cathedral Sacrada Familia....looking very organic and full of tourists

and below as a contrast one of the many lovely squares....full of local life...

both oil on panel 5x8"


12 comments:

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Amigo!... Ole!...Ole! These two small gems are crammed to every inch with colour and movement! A veritable feast of pleasure for the eye!

Though it's in Spain and the Gardi... instead of Monet and France... your treatment of colour is just as airy... magnificent... and evocative!

Well done Mate!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

Keith Tilley said...

Nice work Rob. Especially with all those people around.

Celeste Bergin said...

ah...paintings teeming with humanity! Both beautiful..makes me want to go to both places

Concha Signes said...

Very good work Rob, I hope will be great for Barcelona. I lived there and I know quite well the work of Gaudí.
A hug

Mick Carney said...

We must have been there at the same time. Wonderful stuff. I only managed to get a small watercolour box in the luggage and when I eventually return home I'll see if any of my stuff is worth putting up. Love your little memory pieces. Thanks Rob.

Simon Jones said...

sagrada familia, nicely painted architecture, for a civilian!

rob ijbema said...

thank you bruce
your enthousiastic words want me to go out there and paint straight away!!

rob ijbema said...

the people were a pain and an attraction keith!

rob ijbema said...

go celeste...barcelona is amazing...a city build for the senses

rob ijbema said...

lucky you concha x

rob ijbema said...

shame we missed each other...seemed everybody was there haha
yes i look forward seeing your barcelona mick!

rob ijbema said...

yes not bad simon for somebody from wales haha