Sunday, December 25, 2016

December White Roofs

© Robin Edmundson, 'December Roofs, Clay County Farm', watercolor, 9 x 12 inches
Over the past decade or so, a lot of folks out here are replacing their old asphalt shingle roofs with metal ones, like we did.

On frosty mornings, those roofs shine white no matter what color they are.   All the different white shapes look awesome on winter days when the farms are all buttoned up, against the blue shadows and the brown fields.

I did this painting after driving by a series of these farms in Clay County, Indiana earlier this month.  I especially love how the fields went from dark brown in the foreground to very blue in the distance.   Indiana is really beautiful all seasons of the year.  

Clay County is in the west center of the state about 1/2 hour southeast of Terre Haute.  It's in the open, flat part of Indiana and there are fields and farms like this one as far as you can see.

Arches 140lb paper, cold process [not]
Limited palette:  cobalt blue, raw umber, burnt umber, French ultramarine blue
Lots of dry brushwork in the fields to get that texture.

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