Pastel on Canson Mi Teinte ‘Tex’ Paper (Dark Blue) – 50cm x 35cm approx.

(SOLD 10th August 2012)

This was derived from a recent trip to Woods Point in Northern Victoria. The intention was that me and my husband would head off for a few days, so I could gain some artistic inspiration, but we lasted only one day!!! We both had the flu and the weather was appalling!!! It was good to get home!

I took a few photos, but they were very dull, so I have used a lot of artistic licence to complete this painting. It depicts the Goulburn River. Woods Point is an old mining area, up in them there hills, and is quite remote. I found this scene along the road between Jamieson and Woods Point.

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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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  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    beautiful pastel work Lynda…! even though it came at a price with the flu..I especially like the purple, pink hues against the cool blues and the glistening water leading off into the it Lyndy Lou!

  • Thanks heaps for the great comment Linda. I would love to go back again along that same road in better weather, and feeling fitter! LOL! It is spectacular scenery, but most of it was in the fog while we were there!!!! How are all the art show plans going? Not so long now is it!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 2 years ago

    lol re weather saw lots of snow around! Niece put pic sup on F.B of them[ and kids] playing in it! brrrrrrr Mad!

    anyway ,you done good!! re poetic licence it’s much better than taking photos, can make things look much nicer or ad trees etc… I am trying to do tropical right now! all bright .. need help though, think it’s the canvas and composition, …might switch to pastel…[medium I mean] Hope the flu has gone…

  • Lovely to hear from you Gini. Yes, the flu has gone, but still got a bit of a cough! It went on and on and on! I reckon it lasted a month!!!! Tropical eh! Well I will look forward to seeing the results. I have been concentrating on winteryness recently, and have been enjoying the subdued tones involved. You take care. Always great to hear from you.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 2 years ago

    beautiful painting Lynda….love the colours….the light….the composition…gorgeous… :)

  • Thank you so much Pam.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • mikebov
    mikebovover 2 years ago

    When I saw this I thought it looked darker & moodier than usual
    I get the sense the water is deeper here tnan in your usual locations
    Has the feel of the rain forest about it

  • Thanks for the great comment Mike. Yes, it is quite a different area than where we live. Real Hill Billy country. Hills and dales and a high rainfall making the country a different colour altogether, with taller trees. It is snow country too, so often the road is closed in the winter. I think we saw one other car the whole day we travelled, so you wouldn’t want to break down!!! The road is fairly precarious in some areas.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    coming along slowly thanks Lynda…now I have finished my latest painting I can move on..
    :-D background things like pricing, lists, etc etc. to do..have to fit it all in between everything know how it is !

  • I do know how it is! It will all be worth it though!!!!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesover 2 years ago

    Love the hues in this one, looks as though the rain’s coming! Norah.

  • Thanks Norah. A bit later It poured!!! The road was wet and muddy and the car ended up a horrible mess! LOL!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Carole Elliott
    Carole Elliottover 2 years ago

    It’s amazing the colours an artist can see in a dull old photo.. you certainly have done a good job here Lynda. Lovely as usual! x

  • Thanks heaps Carole. Lovely to hear from you. x

    – Lynda Robinson

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    dear Lynda

    Great art picks up where nature ends.
    Marc Chagall

  • Thanks for the wonderful comment John. That Chagal fella knew a thing or two about art!!! LOL!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 2 years ago

    That leaning tree on the right must have given you fits, as it seems to lean away from the viewer also? Starting with the choice of the dark blue paper it reminds me of the saying one of my Plein Air friends keeps using “I never saw a dull river without a highlight in it!”

  • Thanks for the wonderful comment Randy. What an observant chap you are – Yes, the tree DOES lean away from the viewer!

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Conoro
    Conoroover 2 years ago

    You painted the Blues Lynda, it’s really gorgeous :-))))

  • Thank you so much for the lovely comment Constance.

    – Lynda Robinson

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