Red Barn, Lyons, Fall Morning
© Robin Edmundson, 'Red Barn, Lyons, Fall Morning'. Watercolor on paper. 18 x 24 inches. Framed, 26 x 32 inches. $750.
Run-off creeks keep the low spots green for a long time after our fall freezes turn the trees and winter begins to creep in.
The Barn with All the Windows
© Robin Edmundson, ‘The Barn with All the Windows’, watercolor, 10 x 14 inches. Framed to 18 x 22 inches. $375
This Greene County barn lives on a remote road near Beehunter Marsh. It's not common to see one with so many windows. I always wonder what they were all for.
This piece is on exhibit at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Moench Hall, Terre Haute, Indiana until December 20, 2018. To purchase, contact Christy Brinkman-Robertson at 812-877-8523, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anderson's Bales, Bright October Morning
© Robin Edmundson, 'Anderson's bales, bright October morning', Watercolor on paper, 12 x 16 inches. Framed, 20 x 26 inches. $425
Aside from our spectacular fall colors, we get spectacular fall mists. On rare mornings you can see a distinct double layer of mist across the fields. It's a good omen.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Bean Harvest', watercolor on paper. 18 x 24 inches. Framed 24 x 30 inches. $1100 - Available at the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery.
During the bean harvest, the combines churn out a lot of dust and chaff as they move along. This particular day, they were working a huge field with two combines and a tractor pulling a trailer to haul off the harvest. There was so much dust it looked foggy.
This piece took 1st Place in the Landscape division at the Lawrence County Art Association Midsummer Art Competition.
Blue Silo #2
© Robin Edmundson, 'Blue Silo #2', watercolor, 12 x 18 inches. Framed to 20 x 26 inches. $425
Farm near Goose Pond, Greene County, Indiana. Some of the old silos are blue. I love how the blue shines against the ochre of late fall, early winter fields.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Joe’s Maple'. Watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches. Framed 26 x 32 inches. $750
There's always that one glorious maple in the neighborhood that outshines all the other trees. My favorite part is the touch of red that always shows up on the south side.
Barn, Bale and Tires
© Robin Edmundson, ‘Barn, Bale and Tires’, watercolor, 10 x 12 inches. Matted to 16x20 inches [unframed]. $250.
One of the most common barnyard 'wildflowers' is the 'old tire'. They grow at the edges of barnyards and fencerows and get a bit taller every year.
Grassy Bales, Split Roof
© Robin Edmundson, 'Grassy Bales, Split Roof'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed to 18 x 22 inches. $375
This is my favorite little shed on Newark Rd. coming home. Eventually the one side will shift and the whole thing will come down, but in the meantime, the farmer stores the bales in neat rows. It's shaded and damp in the hollow there and the bales often sprout before they're used. Rural chia pets.
October Chicken Coop
© Robin Edmundson, 'October Chicken Coop', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches. $375.
In October, the vibrant oranges of the trees contrast beautifully with the cool shadows on our white buildings. Even the chickens coordinate nicely.
Odd Man Out
© Robin Edmundson, 'Odd Man Out - study in purple and gold', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches. $375
Study in gold and purple of farm in Greene County, IN, near Goose Pond.
Colorado - Morning Mountains
© Robin Edmundson, 'Colorado - Morning Mountains', watercolor, 5 x 7 inches. Framed 8 x 10 inches. $95.
A small study of the early morning light on the mountains behind the Golden Hotel in Golden, CO.
T C Steele Studio - Plein Air
© Robin Edmundson, 'T. C. Steele Studio'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches. $375.
Not far from us is the historic seat of Hoosier Impressionist painter T C Steele, who founded the Brown County artists group and brought many other artists to this area in the early 20th century. The house, studio and grounds have been preserved and are being restored. It's a lovely place to sit and paint.
This piece took an Honorable Mention at the September Plein Aire event at the TC Steele State Historic Site.
Foggy Morning, October
© Robin Edmundson. Watercolor on paper. 14 x 10 inches. Matted to 20 x 16 inches. [Contact me for framing options and prices]
Foggy mornings in October are magical. On this day, the road up to Philpot Cemetery disappeared into lighter and lighter tones of slate and burnt orange, except for the darks of a few damp trees and the neighbor's old trailer. I love those mornings.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Late Sumac', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches. Matted to 16 x 20 inches. $295
The sumac sometimes hangs on later in the fall after many of our other trees have dropped their leaves. I love the contrast of the yellow-green grass, red leaves and blue-gray barn.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Morning promenade'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Matted to 20 x 16 inches. [Contact me for framing options and prices]
One morning in November, I looked outside just in time to see the chickens walk in a line right through the only shaft of sunlight in the yard. The colors were beautiful.
Solsberry Pond #3
© Robin Edmundson, 'Solsberry Pond #2'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Unmatted, unframed. $250.
This is the third in a series of paintings of this pond in Solsberry, Indiana. Once I get a handle on the shapes and darks in a composition, I like to go hogwild with the colors. My challenge was to use the colors in a skein of yarn I had dyed. Blue and purple trees are fun!
SOLD Fall Grazing
© Robin Edmundson, 'Fall grazing'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches.
Cows are often allowed free access to late summer and fall hayfields. They like the grass, but often trim the trees up 5 or 6 feet as well. I love seeing the light underneath the immaculately trimmed trees.
SOLD Solsberry Pond #2
© Robin Edmundson, 'Solsberry Pond #2'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches. SOLD
This is the second in a series of paintings of this pond in Solsberry, Indiana. In this one, I softened the contrast between the lights and darks and made the light more golden.
SOLD Barn Roof 'Quilt'
© Robin Edmundson. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches. SOLD
This massive barn sits near the crossroads where Owen and Greene Counties meet. My favorite part about it is the very colorful roof. It reminds me of the Gee's Bend quilts.
SOLD Colorado - Blue Tree
© Robin Edmundson, 'Colorado-Blue Tree', watercolor, 5 x 7 inches. Framed 8 x 10 inches.
A small study of the brush growing creekside behind the Golden Hotel in Golden, CO.
SOLD Colorado - Creekside Brush
© Robin Edmundson, 'Colorado-Creekside Brush', watercolor, 5 x 7 inches. Framed 8 x 10 inches.
A small study of the creekside brush behind the Golden Hotel in Golden, CO.
SOLD Colorado - Flatirons
© Robin Edmundson, 'Colorado - Flatirons', watercolor, 5 x 7 inches. Framed 8 x 10 inches. $95.
A small study of the flatiron mountain peaks in CO.
SOLD Almost Home
© Robin Edmundson, 'Almost home'. Watercolor on paper. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. SOLD
In September as the corn turns twenty shades of gold, it's time to start back to school. The school bus kicks up a lot of dust on our gravel roads. You can see it coming by the clouds rolling over the corn.
SOLD October Woods
© Robin Edmundson, 'October woods'. Watercolor on paper. Framed. 15 x 12 inches. SOLD
The fall color in our hills out here look just like this. The trees and road do look blue in certain lights.
SOLD Last Light
© Robin Edmundson, 'Last light'. Watercolor on paper. 18 x 24 inches. Framed, 26 x 32 inches. SOLD
On late fall evenings, the sky contrasts beautiful with the last golden light of sunset. The trees are set alight and the clouds cling to the last bits of warm color.
SOLD Tobacco Barn
© Robin Edmundson, 'Tobacco barn'. Watercolor on paper. Framed. 12 x 15 inches. SOLD
This part of Indiana is just far enough south to grow decent tobacco and when the economy bottomed out in the 1920s and 30s, many families depended on their quota of tobacco to make ends meet. An acre of tobacco would bring in ten times the income of an acre of corn. Almost every property out here has a tobacco barn especially designed to cure tobacco. In the last decade as tobacco use dropped, many farmers here let their quotas lapse and tobacco barns like this one have either been converted to hay barns or left to decay.
SOLD I Hate to See October Go
© Robin Edmundson, 'I hate to see October go'. Watercolor on paper. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. SOLD.
Autumn's big show is in October. The temperatures stay warm enough that the grass stays green even after the leaves come down. Even at the end of the month, it's warm enough for late gardening and evenings outside. I hate to see October go.