Friday, July 18, 2014

Picking Lavender

"Picking Lavender" 8x8 oil on card, ©Laura Gable
A recent outing to the nearby lavender fields garnered a fairly good plein air painting and a stress free, enjoyable day spent painting with a dear friend. While there I observed the many visitors floating through the fields, their legs and feet obscured by these fluffy topped plants. Some with parasols, some in floppy hats, most in light floaty clothing perfect for a very warm day. All were carrying the flat woven baskets provided to pick their own fragrant bundles to take home. The scene has an air of romance to it, intensified by the Parisian music playing in the nearby barn which we caught strains of from time to time. This small group of 3 caught my eye, especially the little boy so exuberant in his black felt fedora. As my niece would say, he was quite "fedorable" ;-) I enjoyed painting this the next day while in the coolness of my studio.

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please go to this link on the dailypaintworks page. It will be auctioned for 10 days, then it will revert to full price after that. http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/242116

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