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.”
Nice to see an other subject of you. 😉
Beautiful, your lavender !
Hi Petronette, thank you so much for your wonderful comment! Mary
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!
Hi Mamie – that is so nice of you. Thank you for your wonderful comments, I really appreciate it. And, thank you for visiting my blog.
Wow, that is beautifully done! It certainly evokes a feeling, which is the most powerful thing about art.
Hi Courtney: thank you for your kind comment, appreciate that you stopped by!
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.
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