Study for 'Cold Comfort' by Lynda Robinson
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Charcoal (with a few touches of red pastel) on cartridge paper.

Just added this for a challenge. It was part of the scribbling I did before I finally finished a pastel called ‘Cold Comfort’.

Featured in Painted Dogs – April 2011

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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  • Anil Nene
    Anil Neneover 5 years ago

    Nice work, good mood with very few colours, It makes you experience the warmth and when viewer experiences something through your work or can relate his experience, that art is SUCCESS! Transfromation from reality to abstraction. Circle is completed. You start from abstract idea and end result is also abstract = expereince.

  • Thanks for a really great comment arnene, and it is great to hear from you. I’m glad you like it because I was just beginning to wonder why I entered this rather ordinary looking ‘scribble’ into a charcoal challenge which has some amazing work in it!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Paul Starkey
    Paul Starkeyover 5 years ago

    If only I coud scribble like that! My hat goes off to you my friend.

  • Fanks Paul!!!! You have made me feel much better about it! (Dunno what you are talking about though, because your drawing is gobsmackingly brilliant)!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleover 5 years ago

    Fantastic!!! I love the orange with the black!!!! Cool colours :))

  • Many thank yous Diana-Lee.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 5 years ago

    I agree with the above…My hat also goes off to you! Scribble indeed!! It is a little masterpiece!

  • Thank you too Sandra! XO XO. (It just looked pretty bleak and ordinary when I put it next to the others in the charcoal challenge)!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Anil Nene
    Anil Neneover 5 years ago

    Thanks, don’t worry about challenges, they just come and go. Challenge yourself!! and you will be winner internally.

  • Oh such WORDS OF WISDOM my friend! Thank you very much – I am totally reassured!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 5 years ago

    Very effective Lynda.
    I love the way you call it scribbling!
    I dare say you couldn’t produce any less than a masterpiece if you tried!

  • Fanks Simon. Hmmmmmm – maybe you should take a look in my ‘failure file’! But it’s all good fun!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    a lot of atmosphere created here Lynda with a few strokes of your masterful charcoal technique…and a touch of pastel adds the warmth…great drawing!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Lynda x

  • Thanks Irene. Great to hear from you.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • BruceMeyer
    BruceMeyerover 5 years ago

    Love this one. Oh yes, very much.
    One of my personal favorite touches that I just stumbled into was to draw all black and white and add small touches of color. You can see that on my fledgling cartoons online (at <puffandspike.blogspot.com>). I don’t bring my cartoons to rb because I’m still working thru the beginning steps.
    We’ve had this conversation before, but is the original of this one available for purchase?

  • Thanks Bruce for another lovely comment. I don’t quite understand where I can see your fledgling cartoons but I would really like to see them!! I’m sorry, but I did put this sketch into a frame, and someone was kind enough to buy it quite sometime ago!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    Fabulous work Lynda.

  • Thanks Noelene. Any rain up your way??? We had a bit last week, but need heaps more!

    – Lynda Robinson

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