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'Silverton Creek' by Lynda Robinson
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Pastel on Colourfix sanded paper (dark blue) 70cm x 50cm

Silverton Creek has been painted thousands of times by many artists, and this is my version! The town of Silverton is just on the edge of outback Australia and up the road a bit from the mining town of Broken Hill. The whole area is such an interesting place to visit. It is an artist’s paradise!!! As you can see there is absolutely NO water in the creek, but the eucalypt trees throughout the creek area are simply magnificent.

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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

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    Stunning Lynda.

  • That was a quick response Noelene! Thank you very much me dear!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathover 5 years ago

    i think you have captured the ‘dryness’ of this brilliantly lynda, again you are superb with your pastels. well done you!! x

  • Thank you Linda. We had very warm days and very cold nights while we were in this area. I want to go back again sometime.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 5 years ago

    Beautifull work Lynda, love the way you explain your art. Cheers Esther

  • Thanks Esther.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    Another stunning image ,Lynda
    I love how you capture the light in you trees , and as Linda says, you can almost feel the dryness !!!

  • Thanks Gorgeous!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work yet again Lynda :)

  • Thanks Simon.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Lynda .

  • Thanks Irene.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    I always love your gum tree/outback paintings.
    This is wonderful!!!
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks for a great comment Woodie – I still have a few more from our travels a few years back to upload!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntover 5 years ago

    You’ve got a wonderful composition in this piece, with beautiful flowing lines, and, as usual, it’s expertly rendered.

  • Thank you Doug. The colours in this area of Australia are so bright and clear because the atmosphere is so pure. I want to go back there sometime.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 5 years ago

    Another thing I have noticed by studying this gorgeous painting specifically is the way you pick the most dramatic parts of the day to paint. ( which makes sense ) The sun seems to be fairly low in the sky to make all those wonderful shadows you “paint” so well. Fantastic trees….and the light on the bark just makes their “gnarliness” stand out. You have opened my eyes about Australia…..and all it’s beauty. Amazing work Lyndy.

  • Wow – this is another great comment from you Kate! The time was late afternoon for this one, so still quite bright and sunny in this part of the world. What a wonderful thing to say about your eyes being opened about Australia!!! I am very flattered. (I will educate you about the ‘footy’ later)!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    As always with your work, this is a fabulous interpretation of a beautiful place….

  • Great to hear from you Janis, and thank you for a lovely comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

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