Pastel on Canson paper (grey) – 50cm x 35cm (I think)!

Another one from my archives!!!! High Country cattlemen in their ‘Drizabone’ coats, and it looks as though they needed them on a dreary, wet day! I usually use my own reference material, but I did something which I rarely do, and used an image I found in a newspaper.

I feel so honoured that ‘Adgray’ has written an amazing poem
Mounted Rescue to compliment this painting!

Featured in First Things group – Sept 2009
Featured in Imaginative Realism Group – Oct 2009
Featured in Horses at Work – Oct 2009
Featured in Animals & People – April 2010
Top 10 in Impressionism Cafe ‘Excursion Challenge’ – July 2010
Top Ten Image in Animals & People Group – July 2010
Featured in Painting the Country Life – September 2010
CHALLENGE WINNER – Horses & Riders Challenge in Impressionism Cafe – October 2010
Featured in Art at It’s Best – June 2011
Featured in Painters Universe – June 2011
Featured in Superbly Visual – July 2013
Featured in Hats and Hat Boxes – June 2011
TOP TEN in the Entertain Yourself Challenge in Painters Universe – June 2011
Featured in Moody & Evocative – July 2012
Featured in Self Taught Artists on RedBubble – August 2012
Featured in You Got It, We Want It – January 2013


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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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  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowalmost 5 years ago

    I love this! Is it new? I have never seen it before!This is a very “moody” piece, Lynda! I can see the river on the right so I am assuming this is a track beside the Goulburn.
    A great composition and I really like how you have captured the light and misty effects of a rainy day.

  • You were too quick for me Sandra. No it is really really OLD! Sold it years ago. I used a black & white image I found in a newspaper and I recall I liked the atmospherics of the wet day. Had to use some artistic licence!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 5 years ago

    Wow! You totally captured that wet day vibe with this one. I am almost getting shivers looking at it and I live in the Seattle, Washington USA area which is a very rainy place.

  • The fact that it is WET shows how long ago I did it Ken. We have had a drought here for the past 10 years! I’d absolutely forgotten about it until I was browsing through some old photos and uploading them to my computer.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 5 years ago

    Well,,lady I guess you did, those coats look like they are soaking wet, the one horse looks like he is loosing his footing in the drenched streaming road,, and if they don’t find cover soon they will loose their covers,, hats,, in that miserable wind,, you captured it and from a black and white,, you are fabulous,, love linmarie

  • Fantastic comment Linmarie! I’m even feeling wet and cold looking back at it now!!!! The rear end of a horse is much easier to paint than the front end!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 5 years ago

    LOL!!!! I guess so,, not as much detail too deal with this is just beautiful,, I definitely felt the dampness mood in this painting,,,sweet dreams,, linmarie

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyalmost 5 years ago

    Well done -cool (literally :) painting

  • Hiya Tom! Great to hear from you and thanks for a fabulous comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Rodney Campbell
    Rodney Campbellalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work Lynda. I fell wet just looking at this pastel lol. The shading is so very well done and I love the limited palette.

  • Thanks for a fabulous comment Rodney. It’s a bit of a blurry old image, but it was the best I could scanning it from an ancient photo!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • LTScribble
    LTScribblealmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful….just love it…. :0)

  • Thanks so much LTS and I just noticed you added it to your favourites too! Thanks you again!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • phillip wise
    phillip wisealmost 5 years ago

    a bit of bush poetry would go good with this one lynda

  • Where is ‘Adgray’ when I need her? Are you any good at poetry Phil?

    – Lynda Robinson

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonalmost 5 years ago

    you caught the feeling of a hard ride, well done

  • Thanks Maria.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Lynda I can really feel the weather elemnts in this one. Your usual very high standard of work. A pleasure to view. ~ Anni :)

  • Many thanks Anni. Great to hear from you.

    – Lynda Robinson

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