Thursday, July 17, 2014



Ripening Lavender, Lherm, France
9x12, unframed oil on gessobord
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The lavender fields in the Lot Region of France are small but exquisite.  The owners are expats and started these fields after visiting similar fields in New Zealand.  Their story and website is interesting.  DreamaTollePerry took her "June Painting France" participants to visit these fields.  Though there wasn't time enough for me to paint oil en plein air, I painted a watercolor postcard while there.  Since I am not a watercolorist, I am not showing my attempt.  No, honest, you don't want to see it.


  1. Oh I love this one Carol! One of my favorite "one of these days", is the thought of having a small patch of land to grow lavender on. Maybe it is not such a silly idea after all 'eh? I visited their site, so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us :)

  2. Sometimes I wonder which Carol I am as you may be able to understand. Am I the homebody who loves being in my house puttering and loving all of it? Or am I the adventurer, forever wanting to know more and experience more....own a lavender farm with Sheila, spend six months in Maine, own and redecorate a cottage in a more primitive style, buy lots and lots of clothes or live in my paint covered attire?

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