Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ironweed & Friends

© Robin Edmundson, 'Ironweed, Black-eyed Susans and Lobelia', watercolor, 11 x 14 inches.
Unframed, $250.

When it comes to roadside flowers, I think my favorite time of the year is August and September.  Ironweed is spectacular.  Add to it the oranges of black-eyed Susans and jewelweed, and the blues of the blue mist flower and swamp lobelia and you have gorgeous views in every ditch and field.   I love living here.

It's a good opportunity to practice florals and I have taken advantage.   Don't be surprised to see more of these.

6 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful watercolor, Robin. I love anytime of the year. Here in Colorado, at such high altitude, the colors of blooms are so bright.....and the white is outstanding.

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Mountain wildflowers are very beautiful. It's been ages since I hiked the mountains - next time I do, I must do some plein air.

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  2. What do you mean you have a hard time painting loosely? This is soooooooo gorgeous. I think it is my absolute favorite painting of yours. I LOVE it!!!!!!

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    1. Annie! Thanks for the vote of confidence! I was playing around today and finally realized [duh!] that the trick to loose painting is the combination of lost and found edges. Not that I can actually do that well, but it's the next hurdle after getting good shapes. progress!

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  3. Hi Robin, I don't comment much, but I've been following your blog for years, and it's always one of the bright spots in my day. I love your painting style and have totally enjoyed watching your progress. This is one of the most beautiful! Thank you so much for posting and allowing us into your life!

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    1. Linda! Thanks so much for your kind words! I love hearing that you've found something of interest here for so long. You're the best!

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