Monday, February 13, 2012

Lavender Valley

5"x7" oil on gessoed masonite archival panel

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson really knows what I need to hear all winter....patience, summer warmth will come back again. Slow, in the moment....and day-dreaming is optional!

Lavender thoughts are sustaining me lately - not that this winter has been as harsh as last year. But I do crave those long days of sunshine with flowers tossing their blossoms to and fro. Wafting fragrance and the hum of flower-drunken honey bees.

Keys Creek Lavender Farm (Valley Center, CA) is one of those magical places that will forever have an effect on my painterly life. Being able to spend a few days painting on location locks these wonderful sensory elements into my brain. mmmm, can you feel the sunshine and smell that lofty fragrance???

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Blogger Norma Wilson said...

Beautiful Roxanne! I would love to visit these fields one day!

February 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma!- Yes you would love it! It's such a beautiful place!

February 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Wow! Awesome!!

February 19, 2012 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Diane! The 'armchair visit' back to this place is a real comfort!(hubby predicts more work in S. Ca. this year- so I can hardly wait to get back there!!)

February 20, 2012 at 8:14 AM  

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