'Breaking Through' by Lynda Robinson

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Pastel on Mi Teinte ‘Tex’ paper (burgundy) – 55cm x 35cm

This is the Tarcombe area of Northern Victoria where we spent some time camping awhile ago. I finished it this afternoon (4/4/12). The old stock track and the old fence made a great foreground. I enjoyed the challenge of a foreground in shadow with a shaft of sunlight breaking through the clouds onto the hills. It does not give as good an impression of this effect in the photo as it does in the original painting. Grrr! I thought the title could apply to both the sunlight and the fence!!!

SOLD at Ruffy Art Show – 11/11/12
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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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  • Mick Kupresanin
    Mick Kupresaninalmost 3 years ago

    Your combination of colours is amazing as only Lynda can.

  • Thanks so much Mick! Wow! My internet has been playing up, so I haven’t been able to get on for awhile, and I can’t believe all these comments! (Hope all goes well for setting up your exhibition this weekend).

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockalmost 3 years ago

    Another beautiful painting Lynda!

  • Thank you very much indeed Terri.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • edy4sure
    edy4surealmost 3 years ago

    This is breathtaking Lynda, well thought out composition, with that lovely little footpath, leading the eye into the rest of the painting… mmmmh! it’s a pure genius :)

  • A wonderful comment Eddy. Thank you very much, and greatly appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • biswaal
    biswaalalmost 3 years ago

    the patches of sunlight on the purplebrowngreen hills of the tarcombe..( rely on australia to offer those strange sounding names.. lol) looks real.. very atmospheric..the gorge.. or the deep valley in the middle is well brought about.. love those white capped grass.. making merry randomly on the foreground.. love that little road leading down to the gorge..i imagine a great fall over there.. .. sudden percipice type.. we call those area suicide points in india.. heart broken jilted lovers jump to death..ouch..!! back to this beauty Lynda.. superb artwork..

  • What’s that old song? – ‘Faraway places with strange sounding names’! Over the hill is the Hughe’s Creek (which I have painted numerous times) winding through the valley. Your imagining a deep fall is fairly correct, but not the throw yourself over ‘suicide’ type. It is just a very steep, winding, rocky path, and worth the climb to survey the view. Thanks for this fantastic comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 3 years ago

    simply stunning… :)

  • Thank you so much Pam.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyalmost 3 years ago

    lovely scene,wonderfully painted

  • Thank you Susan. Much appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks dear Cindy. I really appreciate your support of my work.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 3 years ago

    I can let my imagination carry its way right on this little track, Lynda. The perspective gives the viewer a large visual field towards the hills up there : I would love to climb and sit up there and enjoy the whole scene.
    The colours you have used are just perfect .The only thing I can say is I’m in awe with your country scenes and this one particularly.

  • Thanks a million Corinne. Your comment is wonderful!!! It is a gorgeous, very isolated spot and I love visiting this area.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Margaret Morgan (Watkins)
    Margaret Morga...almost 3 years ago

    Lynda, I’m jealous, I was working all day. . . Marg

  • Ha Ha! Now you can stop working for the long weekend Marg, and get some painting done!

    – Lynda Robinson

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

    Oh very nice Lynda! The old fence is just beautiful, I particularly like the rusted wire on it and the lighter touches for the grasses. Your use of colour is so interesting, you always manage to have lots of very bright tones for a truly magical result!

  • Thanks for the great comment Colombe. I love the old red gum posts used in the old fences, and I really adore the old ‘post and rail’ fences, which are almost worthy of historical listing!!!! Unfortunately we lost a lot of those old fences and yards during the bush fires. I was trying to keep my colours more ‘subdued’ – LOL! I just don’t seem able to do it!

    – Lynda Robinson

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