'Sepia Siren'

Lynda Robinson

Seymour, Australia

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Pastel on a scrappy piece of brown Canson paper!

This painting was a total fluke from a few years ago! I had bought four new Schminke pastels and I wanted to try them out – there was a pale blue, a pale yellow, a creamy colour and a dark brown. I used a scrappy piece of paper left over from another painting and started doodling! The face just emerged, and I thought she looked sort of ‘aloof’ and ‘Art Deco-ish’ I looked through an old book about fashion, and found some drawings of 1920’s headgear. I just added a bit of light here and a bit of dark there, smudged around a bit and there she was! I thought she needed a dangly earring, so I hung what is actually a pendant on the edge of my easel and used that. Amazing how a bit of scribble can turn into something! I won’t part with it, and my son has claimed this painting when I die!

Featured in1 on 1: The Fine Art of Portraiture and Works On Paper – January 2009
Finished in the Top 10 of the Melbourne & Victoria Group ‘Art Deco Delights’ challenge – May 2009
Featured in the Painted Ladies group – June 2009
Placed 2nd in the Retro Painted Lady challenge in the Painted Ladies group – July 2009
Featured in Impressionist Art – Sept 2009
Featured in Solo Exhibition – Jan 2010
FEATURED ON THE RB HOMEPAGE – 10 FEB 2010
Featured in Impressionism Cafe – March 2010
Featured in Artistic Creative & Very Talented – May 2010
Featured as ‘Pick of the Week’ in Impressionism Cafe group – August 2010
Featured in #1 Artists of Redbubble – August 2010
Top Ten in Avatar Challenge – Painted Ladies – March 2010
Featured in Hats & Hat Boxes – May 2011
Top Ten in the 1 on 1 Fine Art of Human Portraiture Beautiful Women challenge – May 2011
Featured in the Best of the Best of ‘The Best of RedBubble’ – July 2011
Featured in Shameless Self Promotion – August 2011
Featured in First Things – November 2011
Featured in Virtual Museum – December 2011
Featured in Fantastic Mixt Art – December 2011
Featured in Challenge Accepted – December 2011
Featured in Art with Meaning – March 2012
Featured in Moody & Evocative – August 2012
Featured in Women Painters – August 2012
Featured in Strictly Human Faces – November 2012
Featured in Feminine Intent – April 2013
Featured in Painters Academics – May 2013
Featured in Inspired Art Group – October 2013

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