|© Robin Edmundson, 'Beehives #1', watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches.|
As you know I am a beekeeper. Most beekeepers paint their boxes white, but we decided we wanted something a little brighter. So I went to the store and bought paint in magenta, cyan and yellow, with some white to lighten things if I wanted. Every time we get a new box, I mix things up and paint it a different color. Though I didn't depict it here, many of the boxes also have a design on them as well. Strong graphics help the bees orient to their own hives.
My favorite color is the bright green and I use a lot of it to help unify the crazy stack of colors in the beeyard. All in all it's a beautiful little area and a fun subject for a painting or two or three. More of these are in the works.