Pastel on Mi Teinte ‘Tex’ paper (brown) – 70cm x 50cm

This is a change from my usual burgundy coloured paper for landscapes, and I’m not sure if I will use it again. It’s a bit ‘deadening’. This is another painting derived from the Tarcombe area of Hughes Creek, completed from sketches and a reference photo from a camping trip a couple of years ago. There is an art show coming up with a theme of ‘Earth, Wind and Water’ so I might slip this one into it!
28th March – Thank you SO MUCH everyone, for your wonderful feedback. I’ve decided, thanks to you, that my apprehension about the brown paper was unfounded! This morning, before framing the painting in a wonderful deep gold frame that really suits it, I took out that annoying tree stumpy thing that was just about bang in the middle, and that is a big improvement!

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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

  • Philosophy Lee
    Philosophy Leealmost 3 years ago

    I’m “beside myself” !
    ;D

    Awesome Lynda.

  • Ha Ha Har!!! Thanks so much Mr. L! Your comment is fantastic!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful regardless of what colour paper you use :)

  • Thanks heaps me dear Tash. You are so kind, and I appreciate your comments very much.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullalmost 3 years ago

    No sign of dead here Lynda, just light and colour and magic!!! I don’t think I’ve seen anything of yours on the ‘Tex’ paper – how do you find it compared to the Colourfix. Honestly, I think you have become so accustomed to the burgundy background that you probably have a certain vision in your mind as to how you want it to look, but from a viewer’s aspect, it is perfect!!! :)

  • Compared to the Colourfix, the ‘Tex’ is smoother and more even, and the sheets are larger. I think I find the burgundy a bit ‘warmer’, although the brown is ‘warm’ too. I just felt as though I was struggling against the paper rather than allowing it to work for me, if you get my drift. I finished it this afternoon and I’m sitting here covered in pastel blobs right now! (I think it must be nearly ‘Wine O Clock’)!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work as usual Lynda x

  • Thank you Irene. It is always great to hear from you. x

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, I just LOVE the blue gum tree and the foreground you’ve achieved here Lynda! The ‘brown’ paper has certainly imparted a lovely uniformity here, great work!

  • Thank you very much Maree.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullalmost 3 years ago

    I reckon when you look at it with fresh eyes tomorrow you might feel happier. I would be thrilled to bits if I created this. I found the ‘Tex’ smoother than the Colourfix too, but still a bit too toothy for my needs. Best of luck in the exhibition Lynda – I’m sure it’s a winner – cheers xx

  • I am not really unhappy with it Karen, and I have a great frame that will suit it really well, so I am sure with fresh eyes tomorrow, I will be quite content. It has taken me a long time to finish it, and I reckon I am just a bit sick of the sight of it at the moment! HA HA!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 3 years ago

    I really think I would have to see one on burgundy laid literally against one on brown in real life to understand the differences you’re speaking of. Most of the time I believe the artist is more concerned about the color in a work than the viewer is simply because the don’t know what the artist’s original vision for the work is. Example: I see nothing wrong with this illustration, I think it’s gorgeous.

  • Many thanks again Jim for another detailed and uplifting comment. You always make my day!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 3 years ago

    always love looking at your paintings Lynda…..they are so very beautiful……they take the mind to wonderful places… :)

  • What a lovely comment Pam. Well this is certainly a wonderful place. I have camped here a couple of times, and would love to return during the autumn, if I can persuade my husband to take me.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful Lynda – beautiful light shining on the grass, trees & sand!
    I like the Mitex better than the Art Spectrum now too – mainly because the texture is more even & the paper size is more “standard” for full sheet, half sheet etc.

  • Thanks heaps Terri. Yes, I think the even texture is much easier to work with on the Tex, and if one is a ‘blender’ it is kinder to the fingers!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 3 years ago

    This is wonderful lynda! I actually do understand what you mean about the burgundy paper. It tends to give your paintings an extra special “glow”. Maybe I have been secretly studying your paintings way too much but I can normally notice the difference when you use different coloured papers. I don’t think it deadens the painting though. Each different paper creates a slightly different atmosphere if you know what I mean :)

  • I do know what you mean Dianne. It is scary for me to think how closely you study my work!!! HA HA! Thanks for this truly great comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

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