Don’t you just love lavender fields? From the sweet smell to the gorgeous colors – there is nothing else to compare. Okay maybe rose farms, but lavender is something entirely different. As an Oil Pastelist I look for lots of colors, and purples are beautiful to work with.
Recently I came across a fantastic image, shot by Robyn Lovelock (of pmp) that kept calling out. I confess it was my first time painting a lavender field, but I wanted the challenge and technically speaking, there were plenty. Usually shots of lavender fields are straight up the row so lavender rounds show up nicely, but this particular image was a side view of the field with little to no rounds visible.
What follows is my interpretation done in oil pastel. I’ve got several more to complete in my Lavender Field series, but for now an ocean sunset is calling.
Please don’t hesitate to comment with your thoughts on the “Lavender Field.”