Monday, July 6, 2015

Lavender farm July 9th

Artists beneath the oak
  Last week we all enjoyed a pleasurable morning at Sunrise Beach Park  beneath the abundance of shade that lined the shore as well as the giant oak tree that shadowed the hill. A few new faces joined us for painting, sketching and lunch.
   This week we are traveling down the key peninsula just to the outskirts of Gig Harbor to Blue Willow Lavender Farm. Originally scheduled for a later date, the owner gave me a courtesy update to tell me that the lavender was way ahead of schedule so we changed the date to this week. Coincidentally it will be a day before their annual lavender festival  begins this weekend so this lovely property will be immaculate... lucky us!
"Ole Glory
9x12 oil
painted at the festival
They are getting ready for the festival, there may be vendors setting up their booths but Tracy didn't think that they would begin until that afternoon. Although the lavender won't change, the artists need to consider where they set up as not to conflict with the early birds. Heck, some of you may even prefer to sketch the activity then the fields. If that is the case be sure to visit the festival this Fri/Sat where there is live entertainment, plant lectures and luscious lavender lemonade... among other things going on. For more info go to: 
   Directions: Blue Willow Lavender Farm, 10615 Wright Bliss Rd KPN, Gig Harbor 98329 may be found by taking HWY 16 west of the Tacoma Narrows bridge . 
Take the Purdy Dr NW/WA 302 W exit down to a light where you will turn left (right if you are coming from the west). You can't miss it as it is a bridge that crosses over the water.
After  5 miles  of winding down this pretty hwy you will vear right on to 302 KP N/WA-302 for almost 3 miles.
Turn left on Write bliss road KP N  and the property will be down the road another mile on the left.
 9 am until noon-ish,  artists with sack lunch are welcomed to gather after for a chat.

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