Monday, August 28, 2017

In the Garden

In the Garden - Pastel 8 x 10

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lavender Miniatures

Lavender miniatures - pastels 
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

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