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'Smithy' by Lynda Robinson

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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 Progress
by Lynda Robinson

Featured in Painters Universe – April 2012
Featured in The Best Of – June 2014

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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.

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  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaover 2 years ago

    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

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 2 years ago

    The minute I saw Smithy, I knew he was yours! So beautifully done, Lynda!

  • Ha Ha! Thanks for the great comment Pat.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    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.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • madvlad
    madvladover 2 years ago

    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.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Alison Murphy
    Alison Murphyover 2 years ago

    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.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 2 years ago

    Brilliant portrait Lynda!

  • Thank you very much indeed Terri.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuserover 2 years ago

    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.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Carole Elliott
    Carole Elliottover 2 years ago

    Your pastel portraits are always amazing. Beautiful work Lynda!

  • Hi Carole, and thanks for the great comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jaana Day
    Jaana Dayover 2 years ago

    Very well done!!!

  • Thank you so much Jaana.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 2 years ago

    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!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

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