Friday, November 11, 2011

Gold



acrylic on panel 8x12"

Gold
in Builth Wells
Autumn is even better than normal
here in Wales
so mild and so colorfull
...lucky painters!


24 comments:

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi there Mate!... And ain't it indeed "gold" for painting en plein air... when Autumn refuses to submit to ol' Man Winter?

Sadly... winter arrived BIG time overnight here for this Remembrance Day. Snow's on the ground... plows have been around - a sure sign that winter's here to stay!

I love the rich colour in this one Rob... but more especially the interesting visual interplay... between the row of trees trunks... and the arches of the bridge immediately behind!

A real eye-catching Gem!!

Good Painting!
Warmest regards,
Bruce

rob ijbema said...

it wasn't easy to push that bridge and background back...all the colors were so the same is this scene
oh no snow allready....aaaaargh...your world is so beautiful but so brute as well bruce

Susan Roux said...

Ah golden hour on golden fall leaves. Breathtaking! Our fall wasn't even close to spectacular here in Maine. Funny how different years can offer such a different display. I suppose that's why some years yield a great tasting crop for producing wine, while other's don't. Nature has a way all its own. Lovely painting full of warmth.

Gillian said...

Real 'sock it to me' colours, Rob. Builth has never looked better!

rob ijbema said...

Thanks Susan,I'm no expert but itcould be because of the weather

rob ijbema said...

Hi gillian,can't believe how mild it is,long may it last!

Keith Tilley said...

I can imagine how difficult it must have been to paint this, with the bridge arches and the trees. You've done it though, and you've got a good sense of depth to it. I love your trade-mark complementary colours again.

Nigel Fletcher said...

Just discovered your blog and realy like your work, especially this one, its very like a scene here in France I saw last week but wasn't able to paint it, perhaps I lacked the bottle! Love the rich vibrant colours and the brushmarks, you have a confident and accomplished style. Bravo

Ann Reyes said...

Rob, what a dazzling scene! The rich gold and purple in the foreground and the subtle gold and purple in the distance are very nice!

Celeste Bergin said...

shimmery gold! You are lucky to live there and we are lucky to see your paintings!

rob ijbema said...

thank you keith,i don't think this is one of my better ones but it was a good excercise....

rob ijbema said...

thank you nigel,i wish i could paint it as good as you sad it lol...much appreciated!

rob ijbema said...

thank you ann,i hope you brought your sun glasses!

rob ijbema said...

yes celeste indeed wales is wonderful,cheers!

Rosie Tremain said...

oh wow, loving the gold mmmm. Wish i could see wales in this light. best wishes to you Rob, Rosie

BrandNewStudio said...

Wonderful Works
Thank you for sharing

Art with Liz said...

Wow!

Concha Signes said...

Extraordinary and gold work Rob, I really like.
I do not live in Barcelona and now I'm in my hometown, near Valencia, light and the sea here are great.
Spanish exchange trees and I would like to take a trip to England, Wales, Scotland etc.. Someday you could be.
Sorry for the English, you know it is a translator and I do not trust at all.

rob ijbema said...

hi rosie,are you still painting?

rob ijbema said...

thank you brandnewstudio

rob ijbema said...

thanks for the wow liz

rob ijbema said...

ooo i've been to valencia and jerez concha,always strange to see oranges on the trees in the streets!

Aleks said...

Gold indeed!! beautifully done! :)

rob ijbema said...

hey thanks aleks