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The Bridge at Euroka by Lynda Robinson

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Pastel on Colourfix sandpaper (burgundy) 50cm x 50cm

This painting was a commission. It was not easy!!!! The rather incongruous looking gate going nowhere is to stop the stock going over the bridge and I would have preferred to leave it out but my client wanted it included.

Challenge Winner – Impressionism Cafe Your Best Work of November challenge – Dec 2010
Featured in Painters Universe – February 2012
Featured in Painter’s Academics – January 2013
Featured in the Best of Anything & Everything – July 2014
Featured in Bassenthorpe Gallery – July 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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  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jonesabout 4 years ago

    what lovely rich colours you have acheived here Lynda. hmmm, I wondered about the gate and its incongruity, until I read the blurb, silly me, shoulda read the blurb first hey! but the colours just struck me first, well done. cheers, M

  • Thanks for a great comment Michael. I wanted to leave the gate out but my client insisted that it had to be included!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Colombe  Cambourne
    Colombe Cambo...about 4 years ago

    Oh my goodness, the water reflection is unbelievable! How on earth……?
    The tree trunk is beautiful too Lynda and I’m really glad you explained the presence of the gate!

  • LOL! I can tell you I was really tearing my hair out a few times with this one Colombe! The tree had some ‘difficult’ colours in it and it was really hard to get it to stand out against the sky. The water reflections were EASY compared to the rest of it!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • cdcantrell
    cdcantrellabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Piece!!

  • Hey Craig! Good to see you! Thanks for calling in and for the lovely comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uabout 4 years ago

    Nice reflections!

  • Thanks Jeffee. I appreciate your interest in my work very much.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Michael Jones
    Michael Jonesabout 4 years ago

    hehe, I know how you feel, I am in the process of doing a commission at the moment, the lady liked the isolation of a particular painting she saw in my exhibition in Mooloolaba, but she wanted some of her elements in the painting, so much so that, hey, there is no more isolation, it is full of stuff!!!

  • LOL! The customer is always right Michael!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wonderful reflection ,a beautiful work ,yes the gate could habe been left oout but well done and its what the client wanted!LIz

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Liz.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 4 years ago

    Oh, Lynda, another masterpiece, my friend!!! When I first saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a beautiful photograph – and then I spied how the colors in the water looked, and, sure ‘nuf, it was yours! I love to just sit and “drool” over your paintings! Bill was looking at one of them the other day and said, "Wouldn’t it be fun if we could just go to one of these beautiful places and see it in person?!" See, your tourism department is already at work! And I love your new avatar!

  • Ha Ha! Pat – you are such a joy! Thank you for this wonderful comment, and you and Bill are welcome Down Under any time!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 4 years ago

    Lynda, your work never ceases to impress, another brilliant piece, the water really is sublime. I like the gate there because it’s real and it’s the way things have to be done on farms, for practicality, not aesthetics, though it really adds t rather than detracts from the image. :-)

  • Great to hear from you Matt. (Sorry for the slow response – been a bit busy)! You are absolutely right about the practicality of farm life so I feel much better about the gate now. Great comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • vasenoir
    vasenoirabout 4 years ago

    agree…..wonderful work Lynda!!! masterpiece…feel the wind of the place formidable!!!!

  • Thank you dear Akira for this lovely comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 4 years ago

    I am very admirative on this one, are definitely the queen of the reflections on the water ! they are so very well done that it seems it is a photo taken ! and you are right about the gate, it must have been nothing there after this adorable little bridge.
    Anyway the whole pastel is a treat for the eye

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment Corinne. I did this from the client’s own photograph and he wanted it replicated as closely as possible, so in view of your comment, it was a success!

    – Lynda Robinson

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