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Pastel on Canson Mi-Teinte ‘Tex’ Paper (Burgundy) 75cm x 55cm

I’ve been working on this one on and off for a couple of weeks, and finally got it finished today! I used a few reference photos which I took in a shed near Tarcombe a couple of years ago.

Featured in Art Universe – October 2012

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lynda robinson, pastel, shearing, figures, australia, victoria

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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  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Lynda!! What a very Aussie scene, so well done!

  • Thanks heaps Mark.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 1 year ago

    Fantastic painting Lynda!

  • Thank you Carol.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Victoria  _Ts
    Victoria _Tsover 1 year ago

    Fantastic!

  • Thank you very much Victoria.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 1 year ago

    Very nice Lynda – I really like the lime green singlet top!

  • That singlet added a bit of pizzazz to a fairly dark scene!!! LOL! Gone are the days when they all used to wear navy blue singlets!!!! Thanks for the great comment Terri.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 1 year ago

    great work beautifly done liz

  • Thank you so much dear Liz.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 1 year ago

    Very interesting subject & very well done.

  • Thanks heaps Marsha.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Wow Lynda, one really feels after viewing that really seen sheep being sheared. Excellent atmosphere you created.

  • It’s incredible how the times have changed Jim. Year’s ago they all used to wear navy blue singlets, and they didn’t have those harnesses to support their backs. I was thinking of leaving the harnesses out, but then it wouldn’t have been the authentic scene. I added that piece of fleece at the front as an afterthought. That is the ‘belly’ fleece, and the first shearer is just finishing the belly, so he would then fling that on the floor before the ‘rousabout’ (shed hand) came along to pick it up. This one is going to an Art Show at Ruffy (farming country up in the hills) and I am sure it will be well studied by all the local farmers, so I had to get everything right! LOL! Lovely to hear from you Jim.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • phillip wise
    phillip wiseover 1 year ago

    nice image lynda

  • Thanks heaps Phil.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Fantastic work, Lynda

  • Many thanks for your lovely comment and your support Shulie.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 1 year ago

    Excellent work my friend

  • Thanks so much Bobby. This one is heading for an exhibition in early November.

    – Lynda Robinson

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