Lavender Field, 1st in a Series


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.”

The Lavender Field, 1st in a Series

Lavender Field

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8 Responses to Lavender Field, 1st in a Series

  1. Petronette says:

    Nice to see an other subject of you. 😉
    Beautiful, your lavender !

  2. mamiesmith says:

    I love the movement in your drawing. It’s gorgeous! I love working with oil pastels, so I love seeing inspirational pieces, like this. Can’t wait to see more!

  3. Wow, that is beautifully done! It certainly evokes a feeling, which is the most powerful thing about art.

    Cheers,
    Courtney Hosny

  4. timethief says:

    It’s beautiful in a subtle way that only oil pastels can achieve. I used to love to sketch and then use oil pastels to add color and vibrance to the piece. It’s been a long time since I did that and your work is inspiring.

    • Mary says:

      Hi Timethief! Thank you so much for your comments and I truly appreciate the compliment. I hope you begin using your Oil Pastels again – there is something real special about the look that oil pastels can bring to a painting. Would love to see some of your pieces. Thanks again, Mary

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