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Pastel on Mi Teinte ‘Tex’ paper (burgundy) 35cm x 50cm approx.
A commissioned portrait which I finished yesterday 14/4/12. I love to paint beards!
Smithy with 'Smithy'!by Lynda Robinson'Smithy' – Work in Progressby Lynda Robinson
Featured in Painters Universe – April 2012Featured in The Best Of – June 2014
lynda robinson, pastel, portrait, male, man, beard
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.
Sooooo life like Lynda…the eyes…the nose"…magical!
Thanks heaps Cathy. I was very apprehensive when I started, as I always do with a commission, but he flowed off my pastels relatively easily! The eyes were the tricky part, and the beard was the fun part!
– Lynda Robinson
The minute I saw Smithy, I knew he was yours! So beautifully done, Lynda!
Ha Ha! Thanks for the great comment Pat.
Very impressive…. just love the ruddy red flesh tones and then the bold deep red of the shirt and then contrast them with the excellent details of his hair. Like I said , Very impressive.
Thanks for the wonderful comment Jim. I will be doing an ‘unveiling’ of Smithy in his workplace at the (Country Fire Authority) next Tuesday, so I will let you know how it goes, and I will post a photo of him with the painting.
oh, lordie,lynda, perfect he had to love it, i do!!,
He hasn’t seen it yet Walt! I hope he will love it!!!! Will let ya know.
And you do them so well : ) beards that is, along with everything else. Excellent work once again Lynda. Personality captured. Love the red and green.
Hi Ainslie. I am glad you like the red and green, ’cos I do too! He was wearing a red shirt when he posed, so the ideal colour to complement it was green. Thanks for the lovely comment.
Brilliant portrait Lynda!
Thank you very much indeed Terri.
Outstanding portrait Lynda, he should be very happy with this.
I hope he will be happy! I will be ‘unveiling’ it in his workplace next Tuesday, so I will post a photo of him with the portrait after that. Thanks for the great comment.
Your pastel portraits are always amazing. Beautiful work Lynda!
Hi Carole, and thanks for the great comment.
Very well done!!!
Thank you so much Jaana.
I love to pull them!! If yo meet my husband you will know why he keeps his short!! Love this portrait incidently!
Ha Ha! You do make me smile Kay!!!!
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