Original impressionist oil landscape painting painted en pein air with palette knife during the Oregon Lavender Festival by contemporary impressionist Talya Johnson.
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Behind the Canvas
This impressionist plein air, palette knife painting was created during the annual Willamette Valley Lavender Festival at Lavender Lake farm in Independence, Oregon. A picturesque view of differing lavender varieties in full bloom, just before they were harvested. I used special reflective (always permanent) pigments in this painting that make the lavender sparkle under the right lighting conditions. The effect is impossible to replicate in photos and prints. The receding bushes, trees, mountains and hills also set the lavender to be front and center of this colorful paintings. Touches of pure red add warmth and excitement to the scene.