Anderson's Bales, Bright October Morning
© Robin Edmundson, 'Anderson's bales, bright October morning', Watercolor on paper, 12 x 16 inches. Framed, 20 x 24 inches.
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, 'October Maple'. Watercolor on paper, 18 x 24 inches. Framed 26 x 32 inches.
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.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Bean Harvest', watercolor on paper. 18 x 24 inches. Framed 24 x 30 inches.
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 will not be available for sale until late 2018. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing it.]
October Chicken Coop
© Robin Edmundson, 'October Chicken Coop', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches. $350, unframed.
In October, the vibrant oranges of the trees contrast beautifully with the cool shadows on our white buildings. Even the chickens coordinate nicely.
© 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.
Odd Man Out
© Robin Edmundson, 'Odd Man Out - study in purple and gold', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches.
Study in gold and purple of farm in Greene County, IN, near Goose Pond.
Foggy Morning, October
© Robin Edmundson. Watercolor on paper. 14 x 10 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches.
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.
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.
Colorado - Flatirons
© Robin Edmundson, 'Colorado - Flatirons', watercolor, 5 x 7 inches. Framed 8 x 10 inches.
A small study of the flatiron mountain peaks in CO.
Colorado - Morning Mountains
© Robin Edmundson, 'Colorado - Morning Mountains', watercolor, 5 x 7 inches. Framed 8 x 10 inches.
A small study of the early morning light on the mountains behind the Golden Hotel in Golden, CO.
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.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Morning promenade'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches. $350.
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.
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. $85
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. $85
A small study of the creekside brush behind the Golden Hotel in Golden, CO.
Solsberry Pond #3
© Robin Edmundson, 'Solsberry Pond #2'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed, 18 x 22 inches.
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 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.
NFS Blue Barns, Lavender Farm
© Robin Edmundson, 'Blue Barns, Lavender Farm', watercolor, 10 x 14 inches. Not for sale.
This farm was on the route during the Monroe County Barn tour and a couple of friends posted photos of it. [Wendy Hodina, Donna Stevens]. This is my interpretation of the scene.
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 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.