Pastel on Canson Mi-Teinte ‘Tex’ Paper (Cobalt Blue) – 75cm x 45cm approx.

An evening scene just as the sun has disappeared behind the hills.

Painted predominantly with Rusty Tone handmade pastels which were a recent birthday present. These pastels are manufactured by Australian RedBubbler Leigh Rust, and I found them great to use, especially for layering.

This is a similar scene to one I did for a painting which I donated to an auction awhile ago, except that version was half the size and I used Colourfix Gold paper. I think the blue paper worked better, and I am very happy with the result.

Featured in Australian Country Towns – June 2013


lynda robinson, pastel, landscape, autumn, australia, rusty tone pastels

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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  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago
  • Thank you Albert.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    So beautiful! Very interesting read about the pastels too. Excellent birthday present to an excellent artist!

  • Thanks for the lovely comment Elizabeth. The pastels are great!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    Looks amazing lynda! So glad you were able to weave your magic with these pastels. I love using mine too :)

  • Hi Dianne. Thanks for the lovely comment, and it was YOU who told me about the pastels, so thank you!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 2 years ago

    Really lovely Lynda – I’ll have to check out these Rusty Tone pastels too!

  • Hi Terri – Get Dianne to give you a couple to try. The colours and texture are quite different from any others I’ve used. Thanks for the great comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Leigh Rust
    Leigh Rustover 2 years ago

    The blue was definitely the right choice for this piece – the way you’ve utilized it to bring out the textures is perfect! I’m so glad you like my pastels too

  • I LOVE your pastels Leigh. I must get a few more colours to add to those I already have. So glad you like the painting, and I did enjoy the blue paper very much. It did a lot of the work for me. The pastels and the paper complemented each other perfectly.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 2 years ago

    Another gorgeous work Lynda! your colours are a dream!

  • Thanks for the fabulous comment Beatrice.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 2 years ago

    And you certainly are right to be happy with such a magnifique result, Lynda ! These pastels worked perfectly and the rusty tones match definitively well on the blue paper….
    Truly a fantastic painting and an immediate fav

  • How lovely to hear from you Corinne. Thanks for this beautiful comment. I am very happy with the pastels and the results they give.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • thepaintedsoul
    thepaintedsoulover 2 years ago

    Wonderful atmosphere, Lynda.

  • Thanks so much Mike.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Alison Murphy
    Alison Murphyover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Lynda : )

  • Thank you Ainslie.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    This one has a very realistic feel to it Lynda. Beautiful work. I’d say those handmade pastels made a lovely difference.

  • I think the pastels are great Jim. I am so pleased with them. Thanks for the lovely comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

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