Over the past couple of weekends the Shire of Mitchell, (in Victoria, Australia) has hosted an Artists’ Open Studios event, which I was involved with. The weekend of 15th and 16th was the turn of us three artists at the southern end of the Shire. Here I am pictured with Wid Bradley and Wendy Webster.…

My studio is an old Victorian school building, and it began it’s journey many years ago. It was destined for demolition, so I submitted a tender to the Shire and bought the building. It had to be moved to our block from a nearby town, and it wouldn’t fit under the freeway bridge. It had a Police/Vic Roads escort, and the traffic had to be stopped on the freeway while it took an alternative route over the bridge…..

…….and then along some narrow roads, while men from the electricity compa

All my bags are (almost) packed!

Just letting you know that I will be fairly absent from RB for about 5 weeks, as I am heading to the U.K. to visit my 90 year old mum. I will be taking a few Tote Bags as prezzies for the rellies, as well as a few RB calendars! We leave on Wednesday evening, but I will be able to log in occasionally to see what everyone is doing.

This was not in our plans initially, but mum has managed to book herself a ticket on our return flight, so I will be bringing her back to stay in OZ for three months!! Not a bad effort for a girl of her age!!!!

{{{{waving}}}}}} – Lynda

Thank You!

Much to my astonishment I was fortunate enough to have two works featured on the RB ‘Found’ page a few days ago, and ‘Mist Among the Ironbarks’ was one of them.

Mist Among the Ironbarks
by Lynda Robinson

I’m sure it must be this exposure that has resulted in some nice people buying a couple of cards and a poster, so a big THANK YOU who ever you are!!!! It is always a thrill and an honour when someone likes something enough to make a purchase.

Sold a Card

Thank you very much to the lovely person who bought a greeting card of ’Morning Frost". It is always a great honour and delight to me when someone likes my work enough to make a purchase!


I’ve just got to have a quick blab because I had a very exciting weekend! I entered some work in the Heathcote Art Show, and attended the opening last Friday. You could have knocked me down with a feather when the announcement was made that “Glowing Mist” won the BEST IN SHOW! There was even prize money of $500! The grin on my face is still visible, and making my face ache!!!!

Glowing Mist
by Lynda Robinson


You may have seen this Journal a few weeks ago ART 4 CFA. The show took place over Easter, opening on Thursday night and finishing on Monday evening. It was a howling success! We had 120 works on display (created by 12 artists) and we sold 25 of them, raising the sum of $2,500 for the Country Fire Authority’s ‘Hilldene Brigade’ from the commission and a raffle.…

There were a few little hiccups at the beginning! Strange things happen when you live in the country!!!!! Wednesday we were due to set everything up in the Hilldene Fire Station, and my husband, Peter, thought he would ring his mate from whom he was borrowing a high sided trailer to collect the stands, which are the property of the Kilmore Art Society. Pete was horrified to learn that the trailer had gone, as the owner had wo


If you happen to be travelling anywhere near the Seymour, (Victoria, Australia) region during Easter, please take a little rest from driving to call in to the ART 4 CFA Art Show! Twelve artists from the area have combined to put this show together, following the success of a similar fundraiser for the CFA last Easter. The idea is to raise funds for the Hilldene Fire Brigade, a group of volunteers who are members of the Country Fire Authority. From the Hume Highway in either direction take the Seymour/Puckapunyal exit and travel towards Puckapunyal/Tooborac. The Hilldene Fire Station will be easily found approximately 2 kilometres along the Seymour/Tooborac Road.

Each of the twelve artists was asked to paint 10 paintings, and we have all been working extremely hard since the beginnin

Lamp & Lemons Still Life - Work in Progress

Yesterday (18th February 2014) I did a painting in a day, and took photos as I progressed through the various stages. I thought this might be of interest to RedBubblers. I started working on this at 9.00 a.m. and finished at about 4.30 p.m. with a half hour break for lunch!
This is pastel on Mi-Teinte Tex paper (55cm x 35cm approx) and because I didn’t like the beige colour, I used some sludgy green acrylic to tone the paper first. I did the initial drawing with a pale blue pastel pencil.…

This is part of a project I am involved with whereby 12 artists will paint the same work for an exhibition at Easter 2014, called ‘ART 4 CFA’ – to raise funds for the Country Fire Authority. (We did a similar project last year, and the general public were intrigued at how different artists interprete

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