Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Salt Spring Lavender, by Canadian Artist Kim Blair

Salt Spring has a proliferation of artisans living and working all over the island. A visit to a lavender farm near Fulford Harbour, brought back memories of being in France a number of years ago... mounds of lavender shrubs planted in long rows soaking up the sun on a south facing slope.
Most of the flower heads and stalks had already been harvested... yet the pattern created by rows of these woody perennials along with the scattered tones of purple caught my eye. The warm afternoon sun brought out the sweet lavender fragrance from the remaining plants as you ran your hand over the fuzzy blossoms.
Of course I purchased a lavender sachet to take home...

8x10 oil on canvas 

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