'Autumn Harvest ' by Lynda Robinson

Pastel on Colourfix paper (burgundy) 53cm x 43cm (21″ × 17″)

A friend gave us this beautiful ‘Kent’ pumpkin and my husband has been dying to eat it, but I wouldn’t let him until I’d painted it!!! It has been sitting on the kitchen bench for a couple of weeks! I finally got around to setting up this still life in my studio with the parsnip and capsicum and this lovely old enamel jug (that belongs to my friend Sandra). The pumpkin is now available for consumption! Part of it is in the oven right now, being roasted with a chook, and I will turn the rest of it into soup!!!!

WINNER OF BEST PASTEL AWARD at Heathcote Artists Inc. Winter Exhibition -June 2011

‘Best Pastel Painting’ Award
by Lynda Robinson

CHALLENGE WINNER – Painters Universe “Fruits and Vegetables” Challenge – November 2012
CHALLENGE WINNER – First Things Group “Harvest Time” Challenge – November 2012
Featured in Contemporary Pastel Painters – July 2010
Featured in Photo Realist Artwork – July 2010
Featured in Let There Be Light – August 2010
Featured in The Best Of – January 2011
Featured in The Virtual Museum – June 2011
Challenge Winner – Best Colour Palette Challenge in Painters Universe – Sept 2011
Featured in Artists of Still Life – October 2011
Featured in Exquisition – October 2012
Featured in Self-Taught Artists on Redbubble – October 2012
Pick of the Week – in Painters Academics – October 2012
Featured in ‘Real’ Life Artwork – November 2012
Featured in You Got it We Want it – March 2013
Featured in Still Life Group – July 2014
Featured in Crosses, Crafts, Collectibles – December 2014

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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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 5 years ago

    as usual nice done

  • Hello Bobby! You are very quick off the mark! I only finished this painting about half an hour ago, and have put it into a frame ready to hang in a local restaurant!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkeralmost 5 years ago

    such talent!! beautiful work

  • Thank you very much Cathy. I appreciate your interest in my work.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannalmost 5 years ago

    Oh…WOW!!!…breathtakingly beautiful, Lynda!
    you are AMAZING!!!

  • Thanks Betty – I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this painting, and the way the colours of the vegies were echoed in the jug. I had some tomatoes which WERE going to be the complimentary ‘red’ to balance the green of the pumpkin, but they got eaten!!! LOL!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 5 years ago

    u r rock i knew

  • You rock too!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely work Lynda, you’ve done an exquisite job on the enamel jug.
    I made some soup with one of those a couple of weeks ago and we had it with crunchy toasted Pane De Casa bread… yum! :-)

  • Thanks heaps Matt! It’s funny how some paintings just go great right from the word go, and others are a struggle! This was SO enjoyable! I think it was because I got the initial drawing right with no fiddling. (My mouth is watering due to your soupy description)!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowalmost 5 years ago

    It looks fantastic Lynda! The colours are beautiful and the ‘lost’ edges on the fabric are perfect.

  • Phew! Thanks Sandra. Your advice is always so sound. (It looks good in the frame).

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Aconcagua
    Aconcaguaalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work Lynda !!! Enjoy your meal & soup!!:)

  • Ha Ha! Thanks so much James. Great to hear from you!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • ChrissyDwyer
    ChrissyDwyeralmost 5 years ago

    Love this still life and the glowing effect the blue highlight has. The composition is very pleasing

  • Thank you for a lovely comment Chrissy. I appreciate your interest in my work very much.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKalmost 5 years ago

    Lynda this is really good,good, lovely pastel and so realistic.

  • Thanks heaps Gloria.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 5 years ago

    I am speechless … What a light in this !
    i also love the reflections of the jug and the pumpkin, it looks so real….
    Super work and….. BON APPÉTIT !

  • Thank you for a great comment yet again Corinne. I did enjoy doing this.

    – Lynda Robinson

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