Creek Crossing, Avenel by Lynda Robinson

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Pastel on Colourfix sanded paper (burgundy) 70cm x 50 cm

My second painting for 2009! Just finished it today and I have been working on it for a few hours each day for about 4 days. The location is Hughes Creek at Avenel. Took me awhile to be reasonably happy with the look of the shallow water and I became very annoyed that in amongst a million pastels, there was not ONE that was the right colour blue that I wanted!

’No. 1 Featured Piece of the Day in the All About Water Group on the 15 January 2009
3rd place in the ‘Water in Nature challenge, ’Real’ Life Art Group – Feb 2009
ORIGINAL PAINTING SOLD at Kilmore Art Expo – March 2009
One of the 50 Finalists in the Australian Guild of Realist Artists ‘Australia at Large 2009’ art competition – May 2009
Featured in Trees Beautiful Trees – July 2014
Featured in An Outcast Somewhere – Jan 2010
Featured in Let There Be Light – Dec 2010
Featured in Art at it’s Best – January 2011
Featured in Painters Universe – April 2011
CHALLENGE WINNER in Painting the Country Life “A Creek Runs Through It” Challenge – April 2011
Featured in Painter’s Academics – March 2013
Featured in BassenThorpe Gallery – March 2013
Featured in Women Painters – October 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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  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 6 years ago

    How can I not fave your work?
    Gorgeous Stunning and simply exquisite!
    You transport me to exactly where I want to be!
    [laying in a bush creek especially on this bloody hot day!]
    Thank you! X♥X

  • Adgray you are such a legend! You shoot me into your favourites before they are barely uploaded!! It IS a bloody disgustingly hot day – I had sweat trickling down my back when I finished this!!!! Just because you mentioned it, I whizzed out to check the temp on my verandah – it is 40 in the shade! Grab your bathers girl – I’ll meet you at the creek!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfalmost 6 years ago

    That shimmery shallow water is wonderful!

  • Well it nearly wasn’t shimmery water at all!!!! At one stage I was ready to consign THIS one to the bin, because the water wasn’t looking right! Thanks for your comment. Much appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowalmost 6 years ago

    Aaah! MY Hughes Creek! I LOVE Hughes Creek!! It holds so many wonderful childhood memories.
    Lynda it is stunning!

  • Well thank you MrsW and thanks for the phone call just now to reminisce about those childhood memories. That was so SPECIAL!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainalmost 6 years ago

    Lol oh I know that feeling of frustration about the blue lol – I’m painting more this year and just working on an expressive one – and darn it if I couldn’t find the right blue :-) This is a beautiful painting. Rock on 2009!

  • Thanks my dear! You should see my pastel collection, and it is UNBELIEVABLE that the right blue was nowhere to be found! I do mix them in large enough areas, but I just wanted little teeny touches as highlights on the surface of the water. Those blues you see in this painting are WRONG! I am probably the only person who is ever going to care though!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainalmost 6 years ago

    40 in the shade???!!!! Gosh you and adgray are suffering. It’s a lot cooler up her in SE Qld but I won’t hold my breath….

  • Are you getting all that rain up there in Queensland rightasrain, that I keep seeing on my telly, but not seeing in my sky????

    – Lynda Robinson

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainalmost 6 years ago

    When we got back from the Blue Mts beginning Jan we had 50 mls in the rain guage and a few showers since then. The weather map shows a lot more coming down from up north – but nothing much happening. I sure feel for you all down there Lynda. That brassy sky got to me for years – couldn’t stand it. Thankfully everything’s green here. But very humid.

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    Wow Lynda – cant see me producing work like this for a long looong time …….if at all! you are the pastel Queen! fabulous detail and the colours in the water seem just right to me. A fav.

  • You have got all the time in the world. What’s the hurry? Life is for living and observing the world and all the beautiful things that are in it! Cripes! I’ve gorn all d & m! No more Chateau Collapsible for me! What is IN this wine? GOOD – about the water. Sometimes I think I put in too much detail, but that’s me, I can’t help meself!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • helene
    helenealmost 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful – I love the reflections!

  • Thank you Helene.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you Lori. Your comment is appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    Hear! Hear! wine or no wine I agree with you!!! I looove detail – to get something as realistic as you can amazes me..! you do that

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