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My Friend Bernie by Lynda Robinson

My Friend Bernie

Pastel on Canson 'Mi-Teinte' Tex Paper (burgundy) 55cm x 35cm approx.
This gentleman's character is written all over his face...and you captured it beautifully!
8 months ago
That is a lovely comment Madeleine. Thank you so much.
7 months
Such delightful......characterful portraiture.....beautiful to view


8 months
Thank you very much indeed Alan.
7 months
What a beautiful portrait of Bernie a lovely rendering in pastel, and the pastel colours for his facial expression, hair and beard look superb!
8 months
Thank you for those very kind words Angela. I was very happy with the likeness I achieved for this one.
7 months
Wonderful Lynda, He looks like a very interesting person with a few stories to tell I am sure. Lovely to see you back here again. x
7 months
Hello there Nyra and thank you for those kind words. Yes, Bernie is a very interesting person. He is a former musician playing with 'Masters Apprentices' in the 60s. We have been good friends for many years, so that makes a portrait much easier to paint!
7 months
Very nice work. Welcome to group. Laurel

comment for the group Chalk Pastel Only
7 months
Very impressive! The detail and shading in his face are beautifully executed!

Regards, Judy Westell
7 months
Wonderful portrait Linda!!
7 months
Looks quite a character, bet he can tell a story or two Lynda x
7 months
amazing portrait, beautiful!
7 months
Wow, this is magnificently done!!! Love everything about it, the subject and the colors you've chosen to use, just awesome!!! Blessings
7 months
Very beautifully created indeed! My compliments and very best wishes, David.
6 months
Brilliant portrait, Lynda! Love your pastel technique and the burgundy was a great choice
6 months
Oh my goodness. Love this man's character! What a wonderful drawing in pastel. Love the color paper as well. I'll have to look for this paper. I love pastels. You've done such an amazing job. I caught this in the thumbnail gallery and had to click on it to get a better look. Love it.
6 months
I love the capture of this man's character, nicely done.
6 months
This portrait is superb Lynda, such a wonderful medium you have used to achieve an incredible result. I love the expression on his face, he does portray a very colourful character. Warm regards Jillian
6 months
fabulous portrait.
kind regards
5 months
Lynda, this is superb! Now that is a man with character and personality and you have captured it with such energy! Marvelous work! Love your technique!
4 months
A very well done portrait, Lynda, lots of character. Bravo, Netta
3 months
Very nice work, I cant cope with pastels, the dust is too much.
2 months
2 months
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Artist Statement
for Lynda Robinson
Lynda RobinsonThe artist brings something into the world that didnt exist before, and they do it without destroying anything else. (John Updike)

I live in Victoria, Australia. I am a self taught artist who has enjoyed dabbling and daubing since childhood. If I dont do something arty at least a couple of days a week I get snappy! My work is influenced by a love of the environment and country life. I am attracted to subjects in the first instance by the way light interacts with the surroundings. My subjects are varied ranging from animals, landscapes, figurative, portraiture, life drawing and still life. I find the challenge of painting water particularly enjoyable.

I have tried all mediums and pastel has emerged as my favourite. I enjoy the...
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