Monday, June 26, 2017

This One Needs a Title

© Robin Edmundson, 'October, cows in hayfield',  18 x 22 inches framed.

Once in a while, I fall in love with a piece while I'm working on it. I fell in love with this one. Something about the clouds and the trees.  It's not done yet.  I need to darken the bottoms of the trees and shadows and add more depth to the clouds, but it's almost there.

Right now I'm calling it, 'October, cows in hayfield'.  Wolf Khan is nodding in agreement, but I'm thinking it deserves a better name.

I'm taking suggestions.   Leave them in the comments.

[Come see it in person at the show.]

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Rusty Mailboxes

© Robin Edmundson, 'Rusty mailbox', 18 x 22 inches framed.

We get so excited when a mailbox out here lasts long enough to rust.  Usually they fall prey to the rural sport of mailbox bashing.  [Late night drive-by, hanging out the truck window with a baseball bat.  So mature.]

Our mailbox currently has a fashionably rusty top. Since Martha Stewart doesn't live here, we're going to leave it to do its job until it starts leaking.

And so it makes a great subject for a painting.   Another one coming up soon.

Original watercolor, 'Rusty Mailbox'.  Framed, 18 x 22 inches.  $350.  Come see it in person at the show.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Red Barn

© Robin Edmundson, 'Red barn, cornfields', 18 x 22 inches framed. 

Usually the barns out here are set close-ish to the house, but occasionally, you'll see one up on a hill all lonely.   Often these were old tobacco barns or hay barns.  The doors on both sides allow for equipment to be pulled all the way in and unloaded, then driven out again.    I love it when both sets of doors are open.

This piece is 18 x 22 inches framed.  $350.   It will be hanging in my show in August and September.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Garden Bounty

Pea flowers are some of my favorites.  I like the shape and I like that pea flowers soon mean pea pods.


Our favorite variety is Sugar Snap Pea.   They're prolific, last a long time and are delicious whole-pod small, large or as shelled peas.  [But don't kid yourself.  I never wait until they're ready to shell.]

We're starting to get peas now, but the early heat has slowed them down.  I'm still holding out hope that with regular watering, we can get a bunch more.  They're my favorite.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Beehive and smoker

© Robin Edmundson, 'Beehive, smoker',  18 x 22 inches framed. 

I use a smoker when working the bees.  It keeps them calmer.   This colony has four boxes.  The brood nest is in the bottom 2 boxes and they put the honey in the top boxes.   During a good flow, a colony can fill 4 or 5 of these boxes in a season.   We pull off the extra and harvest it.

I've had so much fun painting these hives!  I think this might be my favorite.   22 x 18 inches, framed.  $350.  All of these original watercolors will be hung and available for purchase at my upcoming show.

August 4-September 29, 2017
The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
121 E 6th St.  Bloomington, Indiana

Opening:  August 4, 2017   5:00 - 8:00 pm.

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