Portrait of Donna by Lynda Robinson

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Pastel on Sandpaper (Burgundy Colourfix) 35cm x 50cm

This is my beautiful daughter in law (and the mother of my three beautiful grandchildren). I did this painting when she and my son announced that she was expecting our first grandchild (and I didn’t believe them)!!!! I will keep this painting and give it to my grandson for his 21st Birthday!!!!

WINNER of the Frank Hargrave Family Fund Prize for Works on Paper ($500) – Yea Rotary Art Show – January 2011

“Finished in Top 10 of the Portrait of a Lady challenge in the Painted Ladies group – July 2009*
Featured in Artistic, Creative & Very Talented – May 2010
Featured in Art with Meaning – February 2011
Featured in Everyday Women – July 2014
Featured in Artistic Feminine Drawings and Paintings – July 2014

I am a pastel artist living in country Victoria, Australia. My subjects vary, ranging from landscapes, portraiture, animal studies, figurative, life drawing, still life and I find the challenge of painting water particularly enjoyable.

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  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 6 years ago

    This is really gorgeous work! Don’t you love Colorfix? So much fun to work on.. and I am very impressed with your gallery. Thanks for the wonderful comment..

  • Thanks again Barb – I am also very impressed with your gallery – particularly your ‘cats’. (We are becoming quite a mutual admiration society)!

    – Lynda Robinson

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 6 years ago

    Stunning !!!!
    Your portraits are astounding, Lynda

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaover 6 years ago

    wonderful portrait as usual.

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersabout 6 years ago

    Great portrait. I love that reflected blue on the chin and hair. I’m taking a guess in thinking most of your work in about A3 or a little bigger. Incidently, do you wear your fingers down with that sandpaper?

  • This is my daughter in law Brian. I use paper that is 75 × 55cm as a full sheet, so that would be roughly A3ish (I think) and then I do half sheets and quarter sheets. I also use large pastel boards – I’m terrible with sizes! I would have to get the tape measure out and let you know. YES, I do wear my fingers down. Quite a few of my paintings would have some of my DNA included, because I have been known to make my fingers bleed!!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersabout 6 years ago

    Hey, just think, when we’re all passed and gone and those art experts are trying to authenticate a masterpiece, they’ll use your DNA as a clincher. Bleeding fingers! They do say one has to suffer for one’s art….a pain in the art perhaps….but I never new why.

  • I am ROARING with laughter Brian!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellabout 6 years ago

    Lynda, this is a very good portrait really nice colors an shading awesome values good job.

  • Thank you very much Craig.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • whizzywhizzer
    whizzywhizzeralmost 6 years ago

    wow really beautiful work Lynda!!

  • Thank you very much John. Your comment is greatly appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • stephanie allison
    stephanie allisonalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations! Your image placed in the TOP 10 in the Portrait of a Lady Challenge in the Painted Ladies group!


  • Valerie Simms
    Valerie Simmsover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Val. Great to hear form you deary. Have you been keeping busy?

    – Lynda Robinson

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 5 years ago

    this is a beauty, love the detail and also love the atmosphere, that bit at the top right behind the hair is just fabulous

  • Thanks heaps Maria. It helps when you have a beautiful subject with GREAT hair!

    – Lynda Robinson

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