Sunday, September 22, 2013

View of Provence Lavender

"View of Provence Lavender"
12 x 12 on Canvas Board

I visited the most quaint walled village in Provence this summer called Les Beaux.  It was at the top of a huge hill and the village was built inside walls surrounded by the ruins of a castle.  All around the ruins were patches of Lavender.  Interestingly, we found out that lavender is not indigenous to France and was imported here several hundred years ago.  It really only grows high up on the hills in Provence.  We were lucky as it was in full bloom at the end of July and gorgeous.  I should be painting lots of new paintings including this beautiful plant!

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