Moorabool Reflections by Lynda Robinson

Pastel on Mi Teinte ‘Tex’ paper (Burgundy) – 35cm x 55cm approx.

I was really happy that Hans Kawitzki allowed me to use his beautiful image of the Moorabool River…….

Moorabool River – Geelong
by Hans Kawitzki

The Moorabool River is close to Geelong, and I really loved the atmosphere Hans captured in this somewhat complicated subject. I find painting water quite a challenge too! AND…… Look what Gregory Pastoll wrote about this painting!!! Thank you so much Greg!!!!

Upon reflection/this confection/sweetly passes all inspection/to say it’s cool is insufficient/ for the notion is deficient: water’s in abundance here/and so is skill with mist, that’s clear. Look a little longer, see/Lynda’s left off every tree/whatever leaves there should not be/and warmed the front and lit the back/like some alchemic almanac/with magic spells, imbued the place/with nature’s great compelling grace.

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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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  • Mick Kupresanin
    Mick Kupresaninover 2 years ago

    This is spooky nice Lynda…lol.

  • Ha Ha! Yes, it is a bit ‘spooky’. You half expect a couple of goblins to be peering at you from behind those trees! Thanks for the great comment Mick. Always good to hear from you.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 2 years ago

    Perfect Lynda:)

  • Thanks heaps Tereza.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Christine Clarke
    Christine Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Lynda, so close to the photo, it’s amazing.

  • Thank you for the lovely comment Christine.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • HG. QualityPhotography
    HG. QualityPho...over 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Lynda

  • Thanks heaps HG Quality Photo person! Much appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, Lynda!

  • Hi Angela, and thanks for the lovely comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Cindy.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 2 years ago


  • Hello there Sandra! Thanks for the lovely comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    Like the tone value changes in the trees and they progress forward and you’ve always had a fine ability to get both shadows and reflections (object and light) in a realistic believable way Lynda. Gorgeous pastel work.

  • What a fantabulous comment Jim. When I looked at Hans’ photo I was so taken by the tones that I just had to ask him if I could ‘borrow’ it! It was more complicated than I expected but I really enjoyed painting this one.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • rightasrain
    rightasrainover 2 years ago

    You’re a master at this Lynda! I love the cool feeling and the little glimpse of warm light. I can sense the canopy above and being enclosed in a special spot. This is really beautiful.

  • What a really lovely comment Hillie. Thank you so much for the in depth feedback. Very much appreciated.

    – Lynda Robinson

  • limon
    limonover 2 years ago

    you made more detail then the image :-)
    great work…

  • Ha Ha! Well I had to bring those front trees ‘forward’ somehow limon, so I livened up the colours and enhanced the details. This was a lot of fun. Hans is a ‘master’ photographer! He really knows how to make a great composition. Thanks for this great comment.

    – Lynda Robinson

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