Painting on Location
Don Jusko American Artist

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Lavender Flowers Remove Yellow from Flax Oil

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Botanical Name: Lavender plant goes by the scientific name, Lavendula spp. Starting with the verity in our garden here in Makawao.
4:35 7-4-8
Photo of only fresh blue flowering lavender. I put them into cleaned and refined sun dried flax oil. In the beginning they all are floating.
5:06, I'm trying to push them down, most of them stay on top.
5;34 That didn't work, I turned the jar upside down.
12:40 It might be clearing but I can't tell in this artificial light.

7-5-8, 8:20 AM
I couldn't really tell, so I picked more flowers. I added 170 more. I didn't count the first batch but I would guess about 50.
These are single, flowering only buds, just like yesterday.
Day one

my lavender plant photo

Day two
my lavender plant photo

It's now 50% clearer, I thought it was clearer then it is. The flowers are still floating, tomorrow I'll strain it floating flowers or not. It's been 7 hours, the total quantity of flowers in the oil is about 40%, 5% have fallen to the bottom.

It was a sucess, the oil is much clearer, but still yellowed the painting.
Day three

my lavender plant photo

Describing this Lavendula plant, aroma 4-5, long square stem 12-15", sparse flowering green heads one in the center of the stem, round tipped leaves, unlike any other lavender plant there is a small leaf with each pod, much like the Sweet only with a full lavender hue.
The longest head is 4" long.

Grosso lavender plant photos

Today is 7/7/08. It is now 11:22am I'm going up to the lavender farm. Strong aroma=5, Weak aroma=1
Alii Kula Lavender, 1100 Waipoli Road, Kula, Maui, Hawaii, 96790
Phone 808 878 300, web address
Mr. Alii gave me all these samples in 2008. He died since then.

My Garden walk-way lavender is Grosso, similar leaves, square stems and one bud length away from the head.
From this plant I turned yellow oil clear.
Velasquez, 1599-1660 was thought to use the lavender plant in his oil.

Varieties from the Kula Lavender Farm. This year start month was June.

Here are the lavender flowers I gathered,
next will be the lavender oil tests to see which variety works best.

First were the plants under his windmill, I didn't get their name yet - aroma1,
big pink flowers, narrow leaves, largest bud bundles, Spanish

Spanish lavender plant photos

Spanish - aroma1, Otto Quast, big redish flowers, large bud bundles
Spanish lavender plant photos

French - aroma3, soft short stem, square variegated leaves

French lavender plant photos

English - medium square stem

English lavender plant photos

English - White Lavender, Bono Vista, aroma1, no stem

White lavender plant photo

Sweet - aroma4, long stem

Sweet lavender plant photo

Pink Hidcote Anjustifolia - aroma3, small plant, medium stem length, highest oil content

Anjustifolia lavender plant photos

Provence - aroma3, long stem, most common

lavender plant photos

Super - aroma5, leaves similar to My Garden

Super lavender plant photos

Grosso - aroma5, long square stem

Grosso lavender plant photos

Goodwin Creek - aroma2, medium stem, brownish purple

 Goodwin Creek lavender plant photos

Bush off his driveway, aroma , soft short stem, Square veriagted leaf, maybe French

 lavender plant photos

Spanish, narrow leaf, short stem

Spanish lavender plant photos

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