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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Lavender and Sunflower Inspirations

Welcome.  I am so happy that you stopped by.  My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations for my art - yes - we are still drinking tea early in the morning in the garden as we still have nice cool and cloudy mornings near the coast- our afternoons are bright and sunny once the cloud cover leaves.

I have been busy painting getting ready for an art show at The Showcase Gallery - the theme is "Post Cards From Europe" and I have been painting the colors of Provence (the southern part of France) where the Sunflowers and Lavender fields are.  It is one of my favorite areas to travel and paint and I plan to return next year on an art trip.

Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is in the garden waiting to share some inspirations for the new paintings.

The lavender fields are so lovely and the farms usually have carts parked along the road with lavender for sale.

I named this painting "The Colors of Provence" as the villages have lavender and Sunflower combined and the colors are breath taking.

Thank you for stopping by.  I sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those of you following my blog.  

Have a lovely week.   Blessings, Erin

                                        "For we walk by faith, not by sight."  Corinthians 5:7


Deb said...

They are beautiful, Erin. I especially love the open window painting. Deb

Merlesworld said...

I like your sunflowers, you should do well with those.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

You made such lovely paintings and I love the color paints you used!

Jodi Sky Rogers said...

Just so beautiful! Both sunflowers and lavender make lovely flowers. I would love to travel to South France one day.

Mary said...

I know you are excited at the thought of returning to Provence next year - but even here you have been able to paint such beautiful scenes which certainly bring the sunflower and lavender fields to mind - they are lovely Erin.

Bentley looks his usual helpful self - I love that boy!
I'll be heading to France later this year - hopefully there will still be colors in Provence. The summer there has been exceptionally hot and dry I hear.

Hope all is well in your area Erin -
Best wishes, Mary

Susan said...

OMG Erin. The window painting (and all) are just exquisite. Oh, how I would LOVE to visit that area of France. Oh my GOODNESS. Seeing your post was a great way for me to start my day! Thanks. Susan

Junkchiccottage said...

So pretty the sunflowers with lavender. Love all your beautiful paintings. Have a great start to the new week Erin.

Regina said...

I've never been to France but would like to one day. Your paintings are beautiful and the colors are my favorites.

Art and Sand said...

You can never go wrong with lavender and sunflowers!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Your photography is lovely, love that teapot photo and the basket of lavendar with sunflowers. So pretty!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Gorgeous Erin! I love them both. I love touring Lavender fields and anytime we see sunflowers growing I have to stop. Simply breathtaking! I have a basket just like that with dried lavender in our basement bath. I picked it last year in the basket and then just let it dry. I think I need to add a few sunflowers. Your art work is beautiful!

Marilyn said...

Lovely. I especially like the teapot and the colors yellow and lavender. I know your paintings will be "to die for"!

Marcia said...

I can smell the colors. :)

Sue Kosec said...

Just beautiful, Erin. This post made me smile and think of my daughter. Sunflowers are her favorite!