Thursday, June 6, 2019


©Robin Edmundson, 'Lavender-547', watercolor, 9 x 6 inches.
Matted and framed to 10 x 8 inches.  $95.

These summer florals make me so happy.  It's a great way to practice capturing the essence of a plant. I love all the herbs, but lavender makes me happy on a cellular level.   

Our lavender is pretty happy.  There were a few plants that suffered greatly from the affection of the dog.  Turns out that Pepper loves sleeping on lavender. [Who can blame her?]    Several of our bushes were crushed and had to be pruned way back, but they are mostly recovering and we're trying to find a way to protect them from her attention again this year.  

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Upcoming Show!

© Robin Edmundson, 'Goose Pond - 535', watercolor, 9 x 12 inches.  $375 [matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches]

Here is another of my recent pieces of Goose Pond.  They will be on view from June 15 - July 12 at the Gaslight Art Colony in Marshall, Illinois.

Opening reception is Saturday, June 15 from 5-8pm

If you'd like a postcard of the event, email me with your street address and I'll make sure you get one.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

More Bluebells

©Robin Edmundson, 'Bluebells - 546', watercolor, 8 x 11 inches.
Matted and framed to 11 x 14 inches.  $225

Another view of the bluebell wood down by Richland Creek.  

This is the first time I used the 300# Indigo paper and I have to say that I love the pebbly texture. The company has made some manufacturing changes since this batch was purchased and I'm excited to try their new paper.  I hope it has this same great texture.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Beehunter Marsh

© Robin Edmundson, 'Beehunter Marsh - Thaw', watercolor, 7 x 11 inches.  $225
[Matted and framed to 11 x 14 inches]

This place makes me so happy.  Limited palette:  raw umber, permanent brown, Payne's gray.  

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Rain Makes Green

©Robin Edmundson, 'Rain Makes Green - Goose Pond', watercolor, 18 x 24 inches.
Framed and matted to 24 x 30 inches.  $750.

We had a wet spring. 

A very wet spring.

Here's the thing though:  It's kind of magical to watch the clouds gather, the sky darken and those sheets of rain move in from across the flats and lowlands. 

The wetlands soak it up [It's what they do best] and things turn a gentle green.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Spirit of Place, Again

© Robin Edmundson, 'Goose Pond - 530', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches.  $375
[Matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches]

Another view of the marshes from the photos I took on our anniversary.  I'm kind of loving the movement of the grasses here.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Goose Pond

© Robin Edmundson, 'Goose Pond - 531', watercolor, 18 x 24 inches.  $750
[Matted and framed to 25 x 31 inches]

As I've worked with this reference photo and explored the spirit of this place, I decided to work bigger and tried this piece on an 18 x 24 inch block.  It helped me get a bit more personal with the marsh grasses. 
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