Tuesday, April 6, 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. Beautiful sketch, Sigrid! One of my favorite spring flowers and colors.

  2. Thanks Teri and Vickie ;)
    This was a fun little thing!

  3. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

  4. What a striking colour! It's lovely when the spring flowers show there faces after such a long winter of browns and greys. This really is a beautiful sketch!


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