Graphite Pencil on Cartridge (2B, 3B, 4B and F)

I did this drawing circa 1984! It is exactly the way I remember my grandfather. He always wore his cap at this jaunty angle! He was very disappointed that his son (my father) and my mother produced a girl and he used to call me ‘Jack’! I produced the drawing from a faded old photograph, and it was used as an illustration in a book written about the village in England where I was born.

Featured in the ‘Real Life Art’ group – Jan 2009
Featured in the Graphite Pencil Artists group – April 2009
Winner of the Ancestors Challenge in the Mature Men group – June 2009
Featured in First Things group – October 2009
2nd Place in Pencil/Charcoal Challenge in Art at It’s Best – Dec 2009
Featured in An Outcast Somewhere – March 2010
Top 10 of the Black & White Challenge in Painters Universe – April 2010
Top 10 in People Sketches challenge in ‘Real’ Life Artwork group – June 2010
Challenge Winner – Father’s Day Challenge in Painter’s Universe – June 2010
Top 10 in Impressionism Cafe ‘Friend or Relative’ challenge – December 2010
Featured in 50+ Group – December 2010
Featured in Hat Heads – August 2011
Featured in Painters Universe – September 2011
Top 10 in Painted Portrait Challenge in Art Universe Paint Book – September 2011
Featured in Art Universe – November 2011
Challenge Winner in Painters Universe Black & White Challenge – January 2012
Featured in Care Worn – February 2013

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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  • thepaintedsoul
    thepaintedsoulabout 6 years ago

    I bet this guy was a bit of a rascal. At least that’s what I get from the pose and the way his features knit together. Wonderful drawing!

  • Thanks TPS. What I remember of him was that he worked very long hours on the farm, he always wore a waistcoat with a pocket watch, and sweat used to form in those wrinkles on his brow. He thought children should be “seen and not heard”, but he was very affectionate. Used to let me help him drive the tractor!!!! Would never be allowed these days would it! The Occupational Health & Safety issues don’t bear thinking about!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 6 years ago

    Hi Lynda- I was quick off the mark yes- nice to read the background notes. What a fantastic portrait this is, such character- I could feel the connection between you and your subject, so not surprised to learn it was your dear grandad (mine was constantly in bonnet too) xxxxxxx

  • Thank you for such a lovely comment Anita.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 6 years ago

    What a fantastic portrait…you do have a way with the realism and the putting of life into the piece…Well done, hat off to you!

  • Thank you Susan.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaabout 6 years ago

    I knew this was your work, just looking at the thumbnail…wonderful! and a sweet story with it…
    I see a lot of strength in your piece…just like the people of that era….great job!

  • Thank you very much Cathy. And CONGRATULATIONS to YOU on winning the ‘broken hearts’ challenge!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowabout 6 years ago

    Lynda, you are a star! The thing about all your work is that you paint what you love and it shows through in all your art.
    This drawing is so special.

  • Thank you my bestest friend Sandra. It is you that have helped me to shine!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • mscholl21
    mscholl21about 6 years ago

    fabulous work!

  • Thanks again Michael. Your comment is so appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Tracey-Anne Pryke
    Tracey-Anne Prykeabout 6 years ago

    wonderful work …just wonderful

  • Thank you very much Tracey.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntabout 6 years ago

    marvelous portrait! well done

  • Great to hear from you Doug. I appreciate your comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic pencil work, Lynda
    There is so much character in his face, I bet he could tell a few old tales and laugh with the best of them !

  • Hi George! You obviously recognise the personality type!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaabout 6 years ago

    your portraiture is really special. he looks like late of Paul Newman.

  • Many thanks Hidemi. I always appreciate your comment on my work.

    – Lynda Robinson

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