Monday, August 28, 2017

In the Garden

In the Garden - Pastel 8 x 10
Available at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery

A plein air piece done in a friend's beautiful garden.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lavender Miniatures

Lavender miniatures - pastels
Available at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery

Started with the idea of a bigger lavender painting but ended up with miniatures, a format I particularly enjoy: small space, little time, less fuss!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Poppies and Wheat

Poppies and Wheat. Pastel 11 x 14
A favorite French subject to paint.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Last Poppies

The Last Poppies - Pastel 8 x 10
Available at Yarmouth Frame and Gallery

Same spot in the lavender fields of Grignan, different view. Very few poppies were left due to the early heat wave.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lavender Fields

Lavender Fields - Pastel 8 x 10

For the last few years, I have had the pleasure of organizing painting trips to Provence with artist friends and students. I look forward to these trips every summer and this year was no exception as a small group of us headed to the beautiful Drôme Provençale.  

The lavender was in full bloom a couple of weeks early, a sure sign of climate warming, but always a real treat for visitors and painters. This scene is from the lavender fields of Grignan