Lavender Fields Forever

Stonehouse Lavender

My daughter and I paid a visit to Stonehouse Lavender last year and that visit prompted this painting. We paid our $5.00 each, then set off to the fields to pick our bouquets. It was so lovely and peaceful. We didn’t even mind the bees buzzing around in the lavender. They were as drunk on the scent of lavender as we were. If you look closely at the photo I took that day, you will see one of the bees in the picture. I didn’t notice it when I took the photograph, but one of the bees photobombed my picture!

In my search for watercolor tips on painting fields, I found a tutorial by Paul Clark which transported me back to that summer day when we took our Mother/Daughter day trip to Stonehouse Lavender.

Painted on Arches Watercolor Block 9 x 12 inches, 300 lb paper using the following colors: Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow, Orange, Yellow Ocher, Winsor Purple, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Burnt Umber.

From Pencil to Painting:

We are ready to head back to the lavender fields to pick summer bouquets. How about you? If you are in the Marion County area, check it out and perhaps we will see you there!


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  1. Phil – I'm a self-taught graphic artist with a penchant for all things creative, and feature an eclectic collection of unusually imaginative designs available through various print-on-demand galleries. Enjoy a look around my portfolio, collections and blog, and follow me on Twitter for more updates - thanks!
    Phil says:

    Thank you for sharing your memories of Stonehouse Lavender in this beautifully painted watercolor artwork, my friend Helen ~ have a wonderful day 🙂

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