Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sweet Violet

Viola odorata

This tiny violet is flowering in my garden now. It's native to Europe and Asia but also introduced in America. It has a wonderful sweet scent and is therefore used in perfumes. It has a beautiful deep violet purple colour (which is always fun to paint). Painted on Fabriano smooth watercolour paper. 9 x 8 cm

1 comment:

Joan Y said...

I can never find a purple and juicy as this one! I love it!