Lavender Fields 20 x 24 Oil

I can still smell the lavender and pine needles from the day I painted this on location. At a local Southern Californian farm. It was a blazing hot day but the scene was so gorgeous I went for it and painted a 20×24 on location. I was standing under a row of pine trees and the wind blew softly while it rained down pine needles onto my palette. I painted for 3 days at this location and when I drove off the farm I immediately started to miss the lovely smell of lavender and pine trees. Wow, to say lavender is relaxing is an understatement ….lavender is a balm that soothes the whole being when around it for long. 

 Despite the raining pine leaves onto my palette I was able to finish the painting alla prima!…..and stay true to the scene below.


Irish Sheep 36×48 oil

Furry white sheep with legs deep in kelly green grasses inspired this painting. The grey Irish skies make the greens look greener. The countryside is both peaceful and lonely. I exaggerated the mountains a little to give a more dramatic feeling while the sheep graze.
Happy St. Patty’s day!