Pastel on Colourfix paper (burgundy) 35cm x 50cm

I hi-jacked this painting from the wall of my very good friend Sandra Wilson (Mrswillow on Redbubble) yesterday so that I could take a photograph. She very kindly bought this at a solo exhibition I held in 2005! (My Easel and Eye at Heathcote Winery)

The river was rushing along fairly quickly at the time I did the painting, and the water was quite clear, so it was a challenge to depict the movement and the clarity of the water.

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australia, goulburn river, pastel, rocks, seymour, water, lynda robinson

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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  • Elena Oleniuc
    Elena Oleniucover 5 years ago

    Very beautiful ! An’atmosphere so calm !

  • We are very fortunate to have this beautiful river running so close by. It is a constant source of inspiration for me.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 5 years ago

    This is just stunning work it looks like a photo. x

  • Many thanks Irene. I appreciate your comment very much.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Davies
    Daviesover 5 years ago

    Stunning work Lynda.

  • Thanks Noelene.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 5 years ago

    Mmmm! I seem to recognise this ! Well done Lynda …a beautiful part of the river and a very beautiful pastel!

  • Stop making me laugh Sandra!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • nationalvelvet
    nationalvelvetover 5 years ago

    Is access to this part of the river on private property? I am searching for different spots along the river so i can take photos.

  • It is on Ekberg’s property, so yes, it is private property, but I think it is accessible. Will send you a bubblemail….

    – Lynda Robinson

  • pucci ferraris
    pucci ferrarisover 5 years ago

    beautiful! i like your colours very much

  • Thanks Pucci. Lovely to hear from you.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Anil Nene
    Anil Neneover 5 years ago

    Is it pastel? Unbelievable, so much life like, how could achieve that water fowing effect? Amazing and amusing at the same time! You should title it as WOW painting!!! I have yet to come across such a masterpiece in pastel…

  • Well that is a WOW of a comment Arnene. Yes it is pastel. Effect is achievable by a lot of squiggles and smudges, trial and error, and sometimes stamping and shouting helps!!!! Swaying around in front of the easel to nice music is also quite effective!!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Anil Nene
    Anil Neneover 5 years ago

    :-) Thanks for sharing those great secrets!

  • Linda Bennett
    Linda Bennettover 5 years ago

    Another great piece Lynda!!! So much detail and clarity. Color choices are stunning!!! Do you pastel pencils for detailing? I use Derwent pastel pencils but would like to find a better grade and a little smaller for better detailing. Just wondered if you used them, what brand you use? Love this amazing piece!!!

  • Hi Linda and thanks for a wonderful comment. I do use the Derwent pastel pencils but fairly infrequently. Mainly for a few finer details in portraits or for whispy tree branches. I find them a bit too ‘hard’. I use those paper rolled up sticks for blending sometimes too. There are some pencils called ‘Prismacolour’ that I have heard a lot of American people referring to on RB. I have been looking out for them (without luck so far) as would like to try them.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    we are spoilt 2 wonderful pastel paintings loaded for us to devour….this one is so full of movement..that river is moving fast and has such a lovely flow to it…:-) love the depth to it and the colours are gorgeous…another winner Lynda!

  • Thanks Linda (incidentally, did you happen to notice there is yet ANOTHER Linda above??). Thanks for a great comment. I have been busy in the studio for a couple of days. Have you been getting any painting done?

    – Lynda Robinson

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