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Thought I would upload this just for a bit of fun. My grandson, Tommy (aged 4) has been to stay with me! We had the BEST time! This is a photo of us hard at work in my newly re-decorated studio. I am working on ‘Symphony of Bush Colours 2’, and Tommy is working on his untitled abstract.

Featured in Artists at Work – May 2012

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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  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 2 years ago

    An excellent family shot. Both people having fun.

  • How lovely to get this comment from you FM. Thank you very much indeed.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 2 years ago

    He is following in Grandma’s foot steps . He is very cute too . x

  • Thank you Irene. He is a most adorable and affable child, but then I am a little bit biased!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 2 years ago

    aww superb , children are lovely at that age, I hope to see both works when finished! maybe he can do a portrait of you…
    [ I once took my 4 year old [now 33 ] to life drawing and one of the first things she drew was the models earings ;-)) … apart from some other details.!! .. must get it out and photograph it.. one day…]

  • Hi Gini. I have uploaded my finished work, and Tommy ended up doing SEVERAL works! He was intrigued to see me breaking my pastels, so he enjoyed having a go at that too!!!! (The pastels he is using are a box of el-cheapo’s I got ages ago). I am laughing about the model’s earrings! Would love to see the photo one of these days.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    Priceless…… I would do this photo sometime in the future.

  • Hi Jimmy. Thanks for this wonderful comment. Tommy was here for 4 days and we really did have a great time. He went home yesterday, and I got a phone call from him last night because he was feeling sad and was missing me!!! Precious moments indeed!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 2 years ago

    My son loves using pastels! Looks like your grandson lives it too :)

  • Ha Ha! I offered him some watercolours, and also some water soluble pencils, but he wanted to use the same things as ‘Nanna’. The pastels he is using are a box of cheap ones I got ages ago, and they are extremely ‘chalky’! Thanks for the great comment Dianne.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghabout 2 years ago

    Lovethe open space! Iron stove?!!! Wpw! Love it! Great to see you at the easel! :-)

  • Thanks for the great comment ‘Rhino’. Don’t need that stove at the moment! It’s been about 38 degrees here, which equates to about 42 in my studio!!! RRRRRR! I ended up as a blob of pastel covered goop today! My studio really is a wonderful ‘haven’ and I have it situated in the middle of the bush quite a distance from the house. It is an old Victorian School House which I had moved to our block many years ago and I love it!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Margaret Morgan (Watkins)
    Margaret Morga...about 2 years ago

    Great Lynda, you are both having some fun. Tommy has a great expression on his little face, love it. Marg

  • Hi Marg. Thanks for the great comment. We had a wonderful time for 4 days. I miss him!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Alison Murphy
    Alison Murphyabout 2 years ago

    How lovely, look at that smile! Great to see him interested at such a young age : ) You’ll have to show us some of his work.

  • Thanks for the lovely comment Alison. His ‘portrait of a mouse’ turned into a ‘bush scene’ and ended up as a ‘bunch of flowers’. Then he toddled off to the other room where my paper is stored and got another piece which he covered in black, and then scratched bits out of it with a paper stump! AND – You should have heard us singing ‘O sole mio’ at the tops of our voices too, while we listened to the Three Tenors!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezabout 2 years ago

    Top shelf Lynda, and love the barefoot Contessa look. My granddaughter who is also 4 years old loves drawing too although when she stays with me her utensils and mentor aren’t nearly as good as yours. The newly painted studio looks grand and must be very conducive to your output of masterpieces but between you and me why don’t you have an a/c unit installed, I think you deserve it!

  • Ha Ha! Thanks heaps Gazza!! We did have a fantastic time – (have a look at the above comment to Ainslie for more information)! First thing I always do, hail rain or shine, is kick the shoes off when I am painting. Shoes are merely a means to convey me from house to studio and back! I would lurve an air conditioner, but my only power is a lead from the shed which is sufficient for the music machine and a fan, but wouldn’t cope with an a/c. I need to get the power connected properly, but that costs money and involves digging trenches!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 2 years ago

    You both look fabulous. another great artist in the making.

  • Thanks for the great comment Scallywag. I would love him to become a great artist!!! LOL! He loves looking at the paintings we have in the house. We have one of Venice and he wanted to know how comes those houses are in the water, so that instigated another great conversation between us.

    – Lynda Robinson

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