On the second day of Shari Blaukopf’s weeklong sketching workshop we had two main subjects. Since the lavender was in bloom, the morning was spent in a beautiful field filled with rows of the fragrant flowers. This provided a study in color and perspective. In the afternoon we headed for the famous source of ochre pigments, Roussillon where we chose our own subjects to paint or just to sightsee.
On the way to the lavender field we stopped briefly to view the beautiful perched village of Gordes.
When we arrived at the lavender field, Shari did a demonstration painting and we followed with our own interpretations.
I did two drawings from different angles. The first was a longer, more detailed and finished effort. The second was done very quickly, in about 20 minutes.
Here are some of the wonderful drawings done by the group.
After a wonderful picnic lunch under the oak trees, we headed for Roussillon. While walking around the village, we came across a quaint shop selling shoes, hats, baskets and all kinds of items colorfully displayed and open to the street. I had to do a drawing of it.