Why I Live Where I Live by Lynda Robinson

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


I made the Cover of ’Artist’s Palette’ Magazine!
by Lynda Robinson

Featured on REDBUBBLE HOMEPAGE – 29 April 2011

There is a radio program in Australia called ‘Macca on a Sunday Morning’, which explores all aspects of this country. There is a segment in it called ‘Why I live where I live’, and it got me thinking about where I live. I did this painting as part of a solo exhibition (‘My Easel and Eye’) which was held in 2005 and this was the first painting that was sold. Yesterday morning was a glorious autumn morning, and I went for my early morning walk. This same area of the bush looked exactly like this painting!

Featured in the Landscape Painting group – April 2009
Featured in Works on Paper – May 2009
Featured in Contemporary Pastel Painters group – June 2009
Challenge Winner in ’Dawn’s Early Light’ challenge in the Mornings & Evenings, Sunbeams & Storms group – June 2009
Challenge Winner in ‘August Avatar’ challenge in the ‘Live & Let Live’ group – August 2009
Featured in Solo Exhibition ‘Host Hullaballoo’ – Feb 2010
2nd Place in Members Born in May challenge in Impressionism Cafe – April 2010
Featured in Art with Meaning – July 2010
Challenge Winner – Featured Art Work Challenge in Let There Be Light – August 2010
Featured in Featured Only – July 2010
Featured in Let There Be Light – August 2010
Featured in FEATURED ONLY – September 2010
Featured in Seasons Change – November 2010
Featured in Self Taught Artists on RedBubble – December 2010
Featured in Painting the Country Life – January 2011
Featured in Fine arts – February 2011
Featured in Painters Universe – March 2011
Featured in Painters Academics – October 2011
CHALLENGE WINNER – Impressionism Cafe Thankfulness Avatar Challenge – November 2011
Featured in Painted Nature & Object – April 2012
Featured in Trees Beautiful Trees – April 2012
CHALLENGE WINNER – Painted Nature & Object Avatar Challenge – April

Featured in Nature in it’s Entirety’ – June 2012
Featured in You Got It, We Want It – November 2012
Featured in Superbly Visual – December 2012
Featured in Art with Meaning – December 2012
Top Ten in ‘TREE’ Challenge in Painted Florals & Trees – May 2013
Featured in #1 Favourites Group – June 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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  • Carolyn Staut
    Carolyn Stautabout 6 years ago

    You live in such a wonderous place…………..filled with light, color, and elegant growth. Such a superb piece this is! You have such masterful use of light and shadow.

  • I do live in a wondrous place Carolyn and I count myself very lucky!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 6 years ago

    Both the contrasts and colors are gorgeous. Truly love your pastels Lynda.

  • Truly love your comments Jim! XO

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Margaret Harris
    Margaret Harrisabout 6 years ago
    Wow Lynda…this is gorgeous!! Beautiful color!
  • Thanks heaps Margaret. You kind woman!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • HG. QualityPhotography
    HG. QualityPho...about 6 years ago

    Yes!! Lynda…this is gorgeous!! Wow Beautiful color!

  • Thanks Hans. I was just looking at your site. You have some amazing images there. Going back to have a proper look, but now I have to go and grab the washing off the line! Have you turned into the person your dog thinks you are yet?

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 6 years ago

    Lynda, this is truly a masterpiece! Your color, the light rays, your superb detail – what a delight, my dear friend! I love it! – Pat

  • Thank you Pat. I was very happy with this painting and regretted selling it, so I did another similar but a bit further around from this location, and my youngest son snaffled it!!! I get to see that one when I visit him! (However, at the moment I get to see the ‘real’ thing every morning).

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Blended
    Blendedabout 6 years ago

    This is gorgeous Lynda…I like how you mix colour. Do you prefer sanded paper?

  • Thanks Blended you dear thing! Yes, I do prefer the sanded paper, but I still use Canson occasionally too.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 6 years ago

    Stunning work , I love the way you have created the misty look to the picture . Fantastic.

  • Thank you Irene. XO

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...about 6 years ago

    This is just so beautifull. You done a fantastic job . Once again. Love the way you made the mist with the sun shining through. How do you do it? Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks heaps Esther. I just look for the lightest areas and put them next to the darker areas and muck around until it looks right!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonabout 6 years ago

    Your work is so fabulous and real, I feel like I can walk right into it. This one really draws me in with the mist and serenity!!

  • Thank you for such a lovely comment Leslie. I am quite amazed at the response this painting has received!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • whitehawk60
    whitehawk60about 6 years ago

    Lynda excellent job on this painting well done

  • Thanks whitehawk. You kind man!

    – Lynda Robinson

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