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November 2019

Watercolor 
See more of my art here.

'The Frost stops at the Woods' 
©Robin Edmundson, watercolor, 11 x 16 inches. 
Framed to 16 x 20 inches.  $395

Hello my lovely friends!  
 
First of all, I am delighted to tell you that my show at the Vault at Gallery Mortgage has been extended until December 3, 2019!   Address:  121 E 6th St. Bloomington, Indiana.  Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.   If you get a chance to go, I'd love to hear your comments.   FIll out a card and tell me what your favorite pieces are. 

In the meantime, I have been practicing 'meeting myself at the paper'. 

As you can imagine, there is a lot of pressure for an artist to turn out a masterpiece every single time, and that's just not possible - for so many reasons.  With watercolor, if you want to preserve the luminosity,  there is only so much you can do before it's time to take that one down and start another.  This means a lot of false starts, a lot of experiments, and a lot of failures between pieces that I like well enough to share.   And then, when I produce something that makes my own heart sing in one way or another, there are inevitably comments from others who try to help me 'improve' it, or tell me what is wrong with it.

Meeting myself at the paper means that I try to listen to only myself and the paint while I'm working.  It's so much more peaceful and enjoyable that way.  [And, surprise surprise, I produce more things that I like].   

These days I'm working on stopping when I've said enough in a piece.  The piece above and this piece are my most recent efforts.  
 

'Frostbitten Leaves'
©Robin Edmundson, watercolor, 16 x 20 inches. 
Framed to 20 x 24 inches.  $595


In each there is a lot more I could say - but do I need to?  There will always be people who think they're 'not done yet.  'You should add.... It needs...'    But since I meet myself at the paper, I'm ignoring those voices and only listening to what  the paint and I want to say - and stopping when I've said just enough.

All my best love to you all for a season filled with 'just enough' things that make your own heart sing.
 
-Robin

 
On the blog...

a quick review of the Ekphrasis IV event I participated in last month. It was one of the highlights of my year. Click here to read about it.

Calendar Highlights

 
To see the whole calendar, go HERE.
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EXTENDED!
until December 3, 2019

 

'Black-eyed Susans', watercolor, 14 x 10 inches.  $375


Solo Exhibit
Robin Edmundson: Not Far Afield


The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
121 E 6th St.
Bloomington, Indiana

Opening Reception:  Friday, October 4,  5-8 pm.
 

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April 2- 28, 2020

 

'Clouds over May Pasture', watercolor, 12 x 18 inches.  $425


Solo Exhibit: Local Color
Robin Edmundson


The Venue
114 South Grant Street
Bloomington, Indiana

Opening Reception:  Friday, April 3,  5-8pm
 

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Ongoing 

Private lessons in watercolor, dyeing, color theory, composition, creativity, etc.  $40/hr. Contact me to talk about what you'd like to work on.    
 

Create your own class! 

Small classes are easy to arrange for you and 2-3 friends. We can schedule any of my regular classes or tweak one just for you.  Contact me to discuss.
 
Email:  robin@robinedmundson.com 
Phone: 812 876 9583
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