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06-29-2008, 07:36 AM
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sometimes wishing to be there is as good as being there...
from a photo i took last year in Amsterdam,
het Rokin oil on canvas 8x11" (detail)
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not that i'm unhappy where i am...
hurry harvest oil on canvas 8x11"
06-29-2008, 08:17 AM
I really like the composition of your cityscape!
06-29-2008, 09:12 AM
thanks eden,a no brainer really,
the only thing i changed from the photo was replace a lorry for the tram in the foreground...
06-29-2008, 11:55 AM
lovely, both of them...taken in by things in each. :clap:
06-29-2008, 01:05 PM
Gorgeous paintings Bobbo. The Amsterdam painting is amazing.
06-29-2008, 05:05 PM
Rob, of course I already told you on your blog how wonderful I think these paintings are. I still love both of them. You have a special feeling for rich skies and communicate that in your paintings quite masterfully.
06-29-2008, 05:29 PM
great mood and atmosphere in these
06-29-2008, 10:26 PM
These are both wonderful paintings Rob. The farm scene is especially powerful to me. The way you've placed the rolled bales and tractor - tipping slightly, in addition to the threatening weather, creates just the right amount of tension. The soft edges and the light in this amplify the mood. This one's brilliant.
06-29-2008, 11:23 PM
Nice mood in the first one...sky looks pretty cool too. I like the light you've caught in the field painting. A threatening sky and a very cool sun-splashed field....very good contrast.
06-30-2008, 08:38 AM
very beautiful .. that city one is super.
06-30-2008, 09:37 AM
Love that first, it is outstanding....
06-30-2008, 05:16 PM
Love em both, but the cityscape is the one that really grabs my attention. The light you captured is stunning. I also think your utilization of the overhead cables as a way of leading you into the painting was quite a neat trick.
06-30-2008, 06:49 PM
thanks for letting me know larry...
i'm quite pleased myself
thanks manny...amsterdam is amazing
hi dianne,i don't do that many skies,en plein air they are a pain,
they keep moving,from a photo i get quite into them and with your
encouragement i will certainly do more...thanks!
that is good to hear from you david,thank you
glad you like the farm scene al,it gets a bit overshadowed by amsterdam,
i'm really concentrating/practising on mood these days,hopefully i can take that outside one day
06-30-2008, 09:15 PM
Great going Rob, I second all the other good things in the posts. I think I understand your feeling of almost "being there" from a photo and sometimes it gives me a little extra drive to try to paint what it felt like as well as a loose representation of the actual scene, especially if there is a strong attachment to the location.
06-30-2008, 10:37 PM
Like both, but... Really like the first one, Rob. Try as I might I could not make my eye drift off any edge. :)
I have many pics of Amsterdam that I took while on a backpack journey about 18 years ago. I have looked at them many times recently thinking I might try to paint one, but always chicken out. :rolleyes:
06-30-2008, 11:06 PM
These are both super Rob! Especially love the city scape.
07-02-2008, 10:33 AM
i find getting contrast is so much easier from photos as opposed to plein air
so glad you like it
yes randy those cables came out well,my knive practice is paying off!
thanks for the compliment
07-02-2008, 10:37 AM
that is right trier,things like homesick can give the work a bit of emotion
hehe,have you tried looking up bill?
hope to see your amsterdam efforts one day,
maybe not...i get homesick again...
thanks celeste,i'm happy!
07-02-2008, 07:15 PM
I nearly missed these Bobo! That Amsterdam scene is just wonderful - have been a few times and just love the place! The farm scene is nice too Bobbo, but when you do architecture (or vroom vroom!) somehow you really rock.
07-02-2008, 08:59 PM
Man, I love that Amsterdam scene, Rob. What an atmosphere you've created in that one! Beautiful job.
07-04-2008, 03:14 PM
maybe that is the difference michael,most of my landscapes are plein air
buildings and cars are done in the studio...more time and expression
thank you ralph,
well you know,more atmosphere saves painting a lot of details...
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