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10-19-2006, 12:17 AM
This is a painting I created during my Open Studio last weekend. It is a small 20 minute painting on Wallis Begian Mist from a photo I took this past summer in Hillsboro, Oregon. I call it "Lavendar Afternoon" 6 x 8".

C&C welcome...

Here is my source photo:

10-19-2006, 12:30 AM
This is very impressive! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful piece of art with us!

Jo Castillo
10-19-2006, 12:36 AM
Great piece. I was surprised to see how small it is. I like the rendering of the trees, especially.


10-19-2006, 06:47 AM
I love this.

10-19-2006, 07:30 AM
That is Oregon!?! Who knew (other than Oregoneans, obviously). Well, done, esp. the trees.

In my opinion, because it is such a sunny day, the shadow that she casts should be harder and darker. And maybe use some of the mid-to-dark greens from the plants here and there on the path, to give it a bit more variety and unify the painting a bit more. And since the complement of violet is yellow, perhaps some flecks of a high chroma yellow in the foreground clumps right where the green meets the violet. Then carry that some color on to his back and her hat.

M Douglas
10-19-2006, 01:42 PM
Beautiful painting.


10-19-2006, 01:59 PM
What a lovely painting. I just love the colour and the smell of Lavender. There used to be a Beautiful Lavender Farm in the Avon Valley, just about two hours outside of Perth but unfotunately it closed and sold for some reason. It was such a refreshing sight when everything around it was golden browns throughout the summer months.


10-19-2006, 03:15 PM
Thanks for the comments and compliments.

I really love this painting too, and the comments are so very welcome. I want to paint a larger one of this again, and I will incorporate those great suggestions into it. Unfortunately, someone wanted the painting right there, so I let it go!
Yes, Oregon does have some really hot summer days, like in the high 90's but maybe for only a week or so. This was one of those days!

10-19-2006, 03:22 PM
This is just beautiful, where are these lavender farms? I have never been to them. I know about the tulip farms. Here in Ashland, which is southern oregon, we get temps into the 100's for many a day in the summer. There was about two weeks of 105 temps this summer. I would love to visit this place. You have done a marvellous rendering of this. Love the colors. I can almost smell the lavender.

10-19-2006, 03:31 PM
This is spectacular! Very, very nice work:thumbsup:

10-19-2006, 03:59 PM
absolutely gorgeous Babybee - just love it......... and those colours - no wonder someone snapped it up

10-19-2006, 04:00 PM

Twenty what ?:eek:
Wonderfull interpretation of light.

Best regards,


10-19-2006, 04:10 PM
Splendid painting !!! Terrific title. You must be very happy with this one.

10-19-2006, 04:14 PM
20 Minutes....yup. That's cuz it's such a small demo. Fast and fun!

This particular farm is in Hillsboro, almost Banks area. And it was REALLY HOT that day!

Mary Brigid
10-20-2006, 05:15 AM
this is just gorgous. It has great atmosphere. I can smell the lavender. And only in 20 mins. A great result

Paula Ford
10-20-2006, 05:35 AM
What a lovely painting! Beautiful colors


10-20-2006, 06:00 AM
I like it very much! Nice colors and you've only used 20 mins? wow!

Nancy Leone
10-20-2006, 09:28 AM
Lovely and fast!!

10-22-2006, 08:50 AM
I love this painting. Love lavender paintings. Feel the warm of the south. Beautiful :clap: :clap: :clap:

Bhavana Vijay
10-22-2006, 07:36 PM
This is gorgeous! You did it in 20 mins?!Wow!!

10-22-2006, 10:01 PM
At my Open Studio ( a regional tour in Portland with 96 artists working) I always give quick demonstrations to help educate my visitors on pastel. It's a blast, and from that I got pretty fast. But remember, it is a SMALL painting too. So not much to cover in terms of pigment on paper.
Thanks for your compliments.
Any critique is welcome too.

10-23-2006, 04:11 AM
Superb painting -- I love everything about it. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

10-23-2006, 09:11 AM
A lovely small painting. I can't get over the amount of detail you were able to work into such a small area. Only 6x8? wow.