• Dec 1, 2008
Click above for high-res image gallery of our favorite Rob Ijbema paintings

The collective artistic skill of the Autoblog staff would hardly equal the pinky toe of Picasso, which is why we are duly impressed with Rob Ijbema's website called Car-A-Day. Rob began the site about a year and a half ago painting and publishing one work per day of cars in various forms of motorsport. He continued at this pace for over a year, but has since slowed down a bit, but the sheer size of his catalogue is still staggeringly impressive. As you can see in our gallery of favorites below, Rob has pretty much all of the well known brands of motorsports covered with paintings of race cars from LeMans, Formula One, the WRC, DTM, vintage racers and even NASCAR! His style might best be described as Impressionist with, as he explains, a focus on movement and atmosphere rather than detail, which would take much longer to reproduce on canvas. Most of Rob's work could go for hundreds if not thousands of dollars in a gallery somewhere, but for him they're all in a single day's work. Each one is for sale, just email Rob for a price. Check out our faves in the gallery below, and be sure to visit Car-A-Day yourself and peruse his archives, as well as subscribe to Rob's RSS feed for updates on when he publishes a new painting.


[Source: Car-A-Day]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I find the example wallpaper, here and meteors, interesting ,Matt!! the
      www.vistafeel.com !!!! this is actually is so cool!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      The painting of Louis Hamilton is a bit homoerotic. Is it not?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I’ve been around many different types of artists most of my life. It’s interesting to be around artists and see his or her unique interpretations-viewpoints.

      Excellent paintings, Rob.

      I think a lot of “automotive gear heads” would be interested in purchasing an autoracing theme art piece(s) from you and fellow creative artists.

      The history art especially paintings have spoken volumes about a society-ancient civilization. Today many artists use his or her artwork(s) for many different purposes.

      A few months ago, a local hospital I volunteered at started a special painting project for cancer patients.

      This creative project was introduced by a staff physician, a cancer patient, and the patient’s spouse-who was a painter.

      And their collaborations grew into a project idea which started a popular painting therapy program for cancer patients at the hospital.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sure I could, if I worked at Maaco.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish I could do that...

      Here's my moment for self promotion. Took longer than a day though.

      http://crwpitman.deviantart.com/art/1959-Cadillac-15449545
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wonderful. Beautiful. And I just found my source for wallpapers :)

      GREAT JOB Rob!!! Keep it up.