Simon Bland

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Lavender Farm

by Simon Bland / Jun 16, 2015 / Painting Landscape Plein air

Plein air painting at a lavender farm

Lavender Farm. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2015

A plein air painting done this morning at Blooming Hill Farm in Purcellville, VA. It was a lovely day to be painting outside and I couldn't get the paint down fast enough, even with a large palette knife, to keep up with the movement of the sky.

While finishing up I picked nearly 40 flies off the painting then proceeded to drop it face down on the lawn which required more than a few minutes of careful brush work to fix, after which the whole easel and palette promptly fell on top of a tree peony.