© Robin Edmundson, 'Forcing Vase'. Watercolor on paper. 8 x 5 inches. Framed 14 x 11. $95
After I did the other frosty windowsill, my husband walked me through all the parts of a window, window sill and trim. It was relevant - we are rebuilding part of our house. All those parts matter. Also, the window sill looked lonely. So I put a forcing vase with a hyacinth bulb just greening on the sill.
Light in the Barn
© Robin Edmundson, 'Light in the barn'. Watercolor. 10 x 14 inches. Framed 18 x 22 inches. $350
This barn sits on a hill in Owen County, Indiana. I love how all the lines of the trees, fields and hills converge on that lovely old tractor barn.
Just After the Storm
© Robin Edmundson, 'Just after the storm'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. $350
Our weather is Mercurial...which is a nice way of saying it changes fast. We get some of the best light and shadows just after a storm moves through. Everything is clear and bright against those dark clouds.
© Robin Edmundson, 'White Roofs'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. $350*
Many of the roofs out here are metal and in certain light, they shine white, no matter what color they are. One day the light was just right and for miles all I could see was farm after farm with umber fields and white roofs.
* Submitted to the Watercolor Society of Indiana juried show. May not be picked up until December.
Waiting for Spring
© Robin Edmundson, 'Waiting for spring'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. $350
During the winter, the local farm buildings are all buttoned up waiting for spring. I was delighted one day to find this farm with the series of round tanks in front of a larger series of round silos - all lit up with the winter sun.
Winter Window Frost
© Robin Edmundson, 'Winter window frost'. Watercolor on paper. 5 x 8 inches. NFS
Our humid winters cause the prettiest frost on the windows. This piece was an experiment on how to get that effect with watercolor.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Winter White. Watercolor on paper. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. NFS.
May 2017-May 2018: Part of the 2017 Hoosier Women Artists statehouse exhibit. This piece is in the Lt. Governor's offices.
Aug 2018 - Oct 2018: 'Hoosier Women Artists: Works selected to hang at the statehouse.' Exhibit at Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art.
This farm is one of my favorite places in Greene County. It is old and the buildings are rarely used. The house is rented out. However, someone still takes care of the place. I often wonder who decided all the outbuilding should be white instead of the more common red or tobacco-barn-gray. And who put the cupolas and the lightening rods on all the barns? And this little shed up front with no windows - not a coop, not a smokehouse, what was it built for?
Burning Old Bales
© Robin Edmundson, 'Burning old bales, clearing the fence line'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. $350
Often hay bales are set in rows along the fence lines for easy pick up and transport to the cows. If they're not used, they start to compost and aren't good for feed. One day we came by a whole row of old bales smoldering away. A new owner was clearing the fence rows to combine fields. All that smoke was spectacular above the snow.
Late February, Blue Air
© Robin Edmundson, 'Late February, Blue air'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. SOLD
Once the weather warms up late winter, the air can be very humid and all that water vapor turns the air blue - especially at a distance. It contrasts beautifully with last year's golden grass and the rust on the old barns.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Snowstorm coming'. Watercolor on paper. Framed. 22 x 18 inches. SOLD
Our winter skies really do get blue and brown especially when Weather-with-a-capital-W is coming. The challenge here was to keep the snow flecks in the wood of the barn and to paint the snowfall in the distance. Tricky.
Geese Flying, January
© Robin Edmundson, 'Geese flying, January'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. $350
One day in January, as I was driving along the White River, I saw flocks of late snow geese moving further south toward Goose Pond to the large staging area there. Since the pond restoration, we've seen more and more of these large flocks.
Wayne Feeds Barn
© Robin Edmundson, 'Wayne Feeds Barn'. Watercolor on paper. 10 x 14 inches. Framed. 18 x 22 inches. $350
This barn is at the edge of Coal City, Indiana in Owen County. The brick structure has weathered countless winters and the advertisement for Wayne Feeds is still clear.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Violet Silos'. Watercolor on paper. 14 x 10 inches. Framed. 22 x 18 inches. $350
Believe it or not this started out as a quiet piece. I wanted to do another draft of 'Waiting For Spring' only using purple shadows instead of the blue. This piece did not want to be quiet. So I went with it. I love the result.
© Robin Edmundson, 'Evening marsh'. Watercolor on paper, 10 x 14 inches. SOLD
Some of the most beautiful clouds sail silently over on winter evenings. The remaining leaves on the trees echo the last bits of sunset on the clouds.