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Pastel on Canson Mi-Teinte ‘Tex’ paper (Burgundy)

Let this be a lesson to you fellow artists! I entered Symphony of Bush Colours into two art shows! I thought it wouldn’t sell at the first one, and would therefore be available for the second, but lo and behold! Not only did it sell, but it won ‘Best in Show’! So the dilemma I was faced with was to either (Plan A) withdraw it from the second show, or (Plan B) do another one! I opted for Plan B but only had a week to do it in, and I have just sweltered in unbelievable sauna like conditions of the most incredible heat to finish it today, and get it inside a frame! It has to be delivered on Tuesday!

Again, this is a depiction of the Australian Bush, which I am fortunate enough to live in the middle of!

STOP PRESS – SOLD IT THIS WEEK (26th June 2012) I can eat!!!!

Featured in Painters Academics – January 2012
Featured in Painters Universe – January 2012
Featured in Art Universe – February 2012
Top Ten in Painters Universerse Blue/Green Challenge – May 2012
Featured in Trees Beautiful Trees – July 2012
Featured in Art with Meaning – August 2012

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lynda robinson, pastel, australia, bush, atmosphere, landscape

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

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 2 years ago

    Well done Lynda!
    You have worked very hard …and it is beautiful!

  • Thanks Sandra! I came into the house with a scarlet face and sweat dripping off my nose! I s’pose we have to suffer for our art don’t we? LOL!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 2 years ago

    Stunning work , I love the light through the trees . Is this the one you are working on with your grandson ? x

  • Hi Irene and thanks for the great comment. Yes, this is the one I was working on with Tommy for company. It’s been very quiet here today without him and a little bit lonely!!! He went home yesterday, but he rang me last night to tell me he was feeling sad because he misses me!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansover 2 years ago

    Well, why am I not surprised! It’s beautiful. Congratulations on your art show and good luck with the next. I wish we had more arty competitions here!

  • Thanks for the great comment Fran. We have a plethora of arty shows here to enter! I wish you had more too!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    And now the question remains – will this one also be best in show and get sold! Good luck lynda, it’s beautiful

  • Thanks Dianne. I love your optimism, but I will not hold my breath, as the next one is a much bigger show, with lots of professional artists involved!!! I have entered 4 paintings. I’ll let you know how I go, (or maybe not – LOL)!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Alison Murphy
    Alison Murphyover 2 years ago

    Congratulations Lynda, another amazing piece of work! Love the light. I’m sure this one will sell and win prizes as well. I’ve been to a lot of art shows and you belong up there with the best of them. And congratulations for finishing it under pressure (been there, done that)
    : )

  • Thanks heaps Alison. I was worried I would make a hash of it, but I am happy with the outcome! Working under pressure works well sometimes! LOL!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 2 years ago

    Another landscape masterpiece Lynda. You are INDEED a master of colours & hues. This induminably deserves and Extraordinary Fave. Hugs & XXXXX, Ron

  • You always bring a smile to my face Ron! Thanks so much for this enthusiastic comment. xx

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Sarah  Mac
    Sarah Macover 2 years ago

    It looks fantastic and I hope you win again! Congrats on the first one!
    I love the light you’ve painted.

  • Thanks so much Sarah.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellover 2 years ago

    All the best

  • Thank you again FM.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 2 years ago

    Magical Lynda! LOl re your lesson,yes always been careful not to do that..![ ps I have air con in my room a must have!! ]

  • First time I’ve ever done it too, but I won’t do it again!!!! LOL! I would love to have an air con, but I don’t have the power connected properly, just a lead from the shed which is enough to run my music and a fan!!! To get the power connected involves digging trenches and expense as the studio is quite a distance from the house.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    A fav!! So very beautiful Lynda!

  • Thank you so much Elizabeth.

    – Lynda Robinson

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