Pastel on Canson Paper (Green)

Another early work, and probably my only attempt EVER at painting flowers (which I have never had much luck with)! The Cootamundra Wattle turns the Australian countryside green & gold and gives us a hint that spring is on the way. It usually blooms around our area in late July. Although it is very very beautiful, it is great ‘sneezemaking’ blossom.

Featured in Painters Universe – International Women’s Day Gallery – March 2011
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Featured in Natures Symphony of Trees & Flowers – January 2012
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lynda robinson, pastel, wattle, cootamundra, australia, green gold, flower, floral, leaves

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

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, vry realistic, great color.

  • Thank you so much Cindy.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    These are beautiful, Lynda….you should try to do some more flowers. I really like the little ferny things in here – very nice!

  • Hi Marshy. The little ferny things are the leaves of the wattle. They are a bluey greeny colour and the flowers are so bright that it was really hard to convey their true colour. ‘Mother Nature’ really knows what colours go together!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting! Great color!

  • Hi James! Great to hear from you and thanks for the lovely comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Lynda. It’s amazing how different your work looks when you use a different coloured paper. I love how you always manage to get that beautiful “atmosphere” into all of your paintings. It is what sets it apart from a lot of other “realistic” paintings.

  • Thanks for this really fantastic comment Di. It means a great deal. I am particularly thrilled about your comment regarding the ‘atmosphere’. A dark sludgy green colour worked really well for this one. It was quite a long time ago that I did it.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Linda

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment and your constant support Maggie. Very much appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...over 3 years ago

    No you do great on painting flowers Lynda! Do some more, I’m sure you’re good at it!
    You always manage to get that perfect background and you can just feel there’s something nice or good going on. I love that in your work!

  • Well I might have a go at some more one of these days on the strength of our encouragement Arie! Thanks for a great comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 3 years ago

    Some of the most gorgeous blues I ever seen. You can really handle your colours Lynda. Beautiful work girlfriend.

  • You say the nicest things boyfriend! Thanks heaps Jim.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 3 years ago

    A friend of mine, while watching a rather spectacular sunset from a rather depressing cell said to me “isn’t it a blessing that God isn’t colourblind?” I was so touched by that!

    And your comment about how difficult it was to capture the brightness of this wonderful wattle really reminded me of that comment.

    Again Lynda, here you have depicted a beautiful gift of creation, focused on it and made it breath life in a way that you are so skilled at. Stunning!

  • Thank you for another of your amazingly detailed comments Tahnja. Very much appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Colombe  Cambourne
    Colombe Cambo...over 3 years ago

    Your colours are wonderful and the areas of darkness behind the areas of light are exceptional. You’ve always managed to depict a great brilliance to your vegetation that’s in the sun. Try as I may, I’ve never been able to achieve this. (Damn it….)

  • Hee Hee! I KNOW you can achieve it Colombe. Thank you for this wonderful comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 3 years ago

    lovely soft colours…beautiful… :)

  • Many thanks Pam.

    – Lynda Robinson

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