27 June 2013

Lavender and Olives, Provence Palette Knife Landscape Painting

Lavender and Olives, Provence Landscape Painting
18x24cm (approx 7"x10")
Oil on canvas panel, painted with a palette knife.

The lavender blooms and is harvested at the start of July. To extend the season many lavender farms also grow olives. The contrast between the purples of the lavender and the turquoisey blues of the olive trees make a nice colour combination. Painted with a palette knife on a pink ground which is allowed to peep through in place to add liveliness to the painting.

Another view of the lavender fields can be seen HERE