The weather here in Gloucestershire was relatively mild for March, but has suddenly dropped sharply again. This has made me long for the warmth of summer, it’s fragrances and vibrant colours. I’ve been looking through some photos I took last June of the beautiful lavender fields at Snowshill, Worcestershire in the Cotswolds and thought I would share them with you.
The intense colour of the lavender reminds me of Provence and wonder why I have lived a 40 mins drive away for over twenty years and yet have never visited before.
I love the colours and contrasts in this photo and below is a quick sketch (made during the visit) of the same scene. I used my favourite White Nights watercolours and Inktense blocks on Khadi handmade Indian paper. I really love the texture and softness of this paper and will often take a small pack out with me rather than a sketchbook.