Thursday, July 2, 2009

Looking into the Valley


The lavender is just coming into its peak color now, and combines with wheat fields, vineyards and hedgerows to make a landscape like a brightly patterned quilt thrown over rolling hills to the base of the blue Luberon mountains.

4 comments:

Candy said...

These colors are gorgeous - a very nice painting.

AutumnLeaves said...

Despite my watercolor classes, and the years that have passed since taking them, I find my heart still belongs to watercolors. I look at your beautiful pieces and it appears you work wet on wet. I have to read up on it. I was instructed in wet on wet technique as that is what my instructor preferred. I find that I cannot control, nor get the depth of color that I want, doing it. I need a refresher course! Your work is stunning!

Susan Abbott said...

Thanks! Yes, wet-in-wet takes practice--water has a mind of it's own, and you just learn to work with it, not ever really control it.

Isabel said...

Here via Liz Floyd and loving this lavender permeating the fields...Beautifully captured!