Sunshine Lavender Farm

Today, I was privileged to paint along side of fellow artists from Triad Outdoor Painters and others at the beautiful Sunshine Lavender Farm near Hillsborough, NC. This was my first visit, but hopefully won’t be my last. I met many wonderful people there and was thrilled at the event’s family friendly atmosphere.

The weather was absolutely beautiful and you couldn’t have asked for a better day to be out plein air painting. Luckily, I found myself a nice shady spot for my first painting of the day, which was this pretty little scene looking down the walkway beside the farm house. Not only was I in the shade on a bright sunny day, but I was right in front of the food tent…SCORE! They served up all kinds of healthy goodies and offered up some lavender tea and pineapple tea to wash it all down. I could’ve drank a gallon…it was delicious.

sunshine farm lavender garden plein air painting
“Sunshine Farm Side Garden” 10×8 acrylic on panel en plein air


Sunshine farm Lavender Garden plein air painting of bicycles with baskets of lavender
“Baskets of Lavender” 8×10 acrylic on panel en plein air

This was my second plein air painting of the day. These bicycles were just begging to be painted with their jewel toned colors, wheels turned in the same direction, and baskets full of harvested lavender. Oddly enough, this was actually my first plein air painting of bicycles. Maybe I’ll have to try some more in the future.