Monday, August 10, 2009

African Violets Oil Painting Botanical Flower Still-Life

"African Violets"

Oil on stretched canvas, 8" x 6" x 3/4".

My African violets were in full bloom and reaching for the sunlight in this painting. These plants have wavy leaves that glow with warm reddish shades when lit by the sun. Their violet flowers with little yellow centers compliment the leaves well I think. I intended to keep this piece more painterly and concentrated on the shapes and values.
The 3/4" sides are painted a dark brown making framing optional.
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Kathy said...

This is beautiful. My friend raises violets too.

D. Sisson said...

Thanks, Kathy! I'm still learning how to keep these violets alive.