Sunday, May 21, 2017

Street Passage

© Robin Edmundson, 'Street Passage', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches.

Here is the finished piece.   It'll be framed and for sale at my upcoming show in August and September.   

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Save the Date...

© Robin Edmundson, 'Light in the Barn', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches.

Seasons:  Watercolors by Robin Edmundson

August 4 - September 29, 2017

The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
121 E 6th St. Bloomington, Indiana

Original watercolors and prints for sale, demonstrations. 
Opening reception:  Friday, August 4, 5:00-8:00 pm

So exciting, right?!  I will have 18-24 originals on the walls plus prints for sale.   I will be there for the First Friday Gallery Walks in August and again in September.   I'll be in the gallery weekly to do demonstrations and to chat.  

I would love to mail you a postcard with the show information.   Email me with your mailing address and I'll be sure to send you one.   My email:   robin at morenna dot com   

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Griffy Lake Plein Air

Griffy Lake, May.  ©Robin Edmundson, Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches.
$350.  Framed 16 x 20 inches.

I have joined the local Plein Air group and have been excited to find that I enjoy plein air painting very much.   I painted this one at Griffy Lake in Bloomington last week to the accompaniment of bird song, soft rain [for just 5 minutes] and the chatter of 150 4th graders.

Let me just tell you that 4th graders are a huge ego-boost.   Every time a group would go by, someone would call out, 'Wow.  You're a really good artist!'.    So sweet!   Let's just hope they grow up to be art buyers as well as art appreciators.

At any rate, I'm trying to really reach for new color possibilities and I liked the way these purple trees turned out.   I'm excited to do more plein air painting with this terrific group.  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

2017 Hoosier Women Artists' Statehouse Exhibit

This painting was accepted into the 2017 Hoosier Women Artists exhibit, which will hang at the Indiana statehouse during 2017. The exhibit begins on May 19th. But wait, there's more! In addition it will hang in a special exhibit for several months in 2018 at the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art --- where they showcase the best of Indiana's artists through the years.

I'm a little excited.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Cynoglossum virginiana - Hound's Tongue

I have spent a lot of time in my life searching the woods and fields for plants, trees, etc. and learning how to identify them.   It's my way of getting to know the neighbors.

I thought I knew all the wildflowers along the road and then this week, I saw this little gem in the woods 15 feet inside the treeline.   Turns out there was a nice little colony of them.   I don't know if they're new to the neighborhood, or just new to me.

At any rate, meet Cynoglossum virginiana, also called Wild Comfrey and Hound's Tongue.

Here's the thing though.  It's definitely not a comfrey, which is Symphytum officinale.

Cynoglossum has fuzzy leaves like comfrey, but flowers more like a forget-me-not or borage.

The flowers have five petals and here they are a mix of blue and purple.

I saw references to them as medicinal plants and others as poisonous plants.   Before you ingest any, make sure you do your research.

I look forward to getting to know this plant better and to seeing if I find it in other places, now that I know what I'm looking at.

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