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Pastel on Colourfix paper – 70cm x 50cm

I finished this painting late last year, and thought it was an appropriate RedBubble ‘upload’ given the events of the past week in Australia. It is symbolic of the Aussie spirit and the knowledge that the bush, and the people who dwell in the beauty of the Australian bush, will regenerate!

I have entered this painting in a few art shows since I finished it last November, and it has won me four awards! The next art show I have entered it in is at Kilmore, which is a bit spooky, because that is where the intial fire that demolished Kinglake, Flowerdale and the Marysville area commenced.

Many Australian eucalypts are dependent on fire to regenerate. This painting depicts the leaves and their ‘gumnut’ seeds from the ‘Ironbark’ species of eucalypt which are prolific on the 40 acre property where I live.

The People’s Choice – Ruffy Art Show – Nov. 2008
The Viewer’s Choice – Art by the Lake at Nagambie – Dec 2008
The People’s Choice – Strathbogie Art Show – Jan 2009
Highly Commended – Kilmore Art Expo – March 2009
Placed in the Top 10 of the Painters in Modern Times ‘Green’ Challenge – May 2009
Featured in the Painter’s in Modern Times group – May 2009
Featured in The Best of – August 2009
Featured in Solo Exhibition – Jan 2010
Featured in Photo Realistic Artwork – March 2010
Top 10 in Close Ups challenge in First Things – April 2010

SOLD from the Old Courthouse Gallery, Seymour – July 2009
CHALLENGE WINNER in Leaves Leaves Leaves Challenge in Impressionism Cafe – May 2010
Featured in Contemporary Pastel Painters – June 2010
Sold a Matted Print – December 2010
Featured in Art at Heart – May 2011
Top 10 in What Grows in My Tree Challenge in Painters Universe – July 2011
Permanent Feature Page in Art Universe ‘Paint Book’ – August 2011
Featured in Painted Nature & Objects – October 2011
Featured in Exquisition – May 2012
Challenge Winner – Painted Nature & Object – May 2012
Featured in You Got It we Want It – June 2013
Featured in Bassenthorpe Gallery – November 2013
Featured in Perfect Harmonies – November 2013
Featured as ‘Amazing Shot of the Day’ in Perfect Harmonies – November 2013
Featured in the Best of Anything and Everything – June 2014
Featured in Featured for a Challenge – June 2014
Featured in Everyday Women – June 2014

It is now August, so quite awhile since I uploaded this image. I received a call yesterday from the person who bought it. They explained that when they saw it in a local gallery they just had to have it because it reminded them of how the bush was before the fires, and gave them hope that it will ‘regenerate’ again. On further conversation I discovered that the buyer was from Kinglake, and she had sat in her dam on February 7th and watched her home and everything she owned go up in smoke!!!! She is rebuilding, and has a special spot in her new home for this painting.

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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Comments

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful artwork Linda I love the way you have done the rain droplets . fabulous work.

  • Thank you so much Irene. It is lovely to hear from you. I wish we could get a good soaking of those droplets!

    – Lynda Robinson

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

    beautiful and I agree the droplet is the centre piece

  • Thanks Tracey.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    absolutely gorgeous Lynda….love the soft faded background and the foreground with so much detail in the leaves…especially the little breaks in the leaves….so deserving of the awards and prob. one more to come! best of luck x

  • Thanks Linda.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Colombe  Cambourne
    Colombe Cambo...almost 6 years ago

    Magnificent! I love evrything about it, the soft background, the very precise foreground, the colours, the droplets…..exquisite! If only we could incorporate a smell to a painting, how absolutely wonderful this one would be!

  • Thanks for such a great comment Colombe

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 6 years ago

    this is wonderful, i love how the background is out of focus… brilliant!! xx

  • Thanks Linda. You are a great supportive mate!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Josh Bowe
    Josh Bowealmost 6 years ago

    Excellent feeling of depth Lynda

  • Thank you very much Josh.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • LorusMaver
    LorusMaveralmost 6 years ago

    Lynda, This is truly outstanding ! the water droplets,the light & the depth. A Masterpiece !

  • Thanks heaps Bill. Your comment is always greatly appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 6 years ago

    I clearly see why it has won the awards Lynda. This is a gorgeous work.

  • Thanks for the great comment Jim

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent clarity and depth. Beautifiully composed and painted. Another superb art creation, Lynda!

  • Thank you Colin. What a wonderful comment!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntalmost 6 years ago

    You are a master of pastel

  • Coming from a master of watercolour, I really do appreciate the comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

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