Monday, September 9, 2013

Day 9 of 30 in 30 Days

              African Violet
8x10 Oil on Canvas

I have had this violet for about 5 years now and it keeps on keeping on, even with very little care.
I have always liked them and can remember ones my grandmother had when I was little.
 I went for years not being able to keep one alive, until we moved to North Carolina and they did great in the east facing kitchen window. It is still doing well here too.
I have not yet invested a lot in oil paint colors and just have a little starter set, so I am not that happy with some of the color mixing.. I would have liked a little brighter purple..  Oh Well!! I am pretty happy with my  over all results, today anyway... Now lets see, what do I want to work on next?


  1. Bright is nice too, but I love the mutedness of this one.

  2. The texture in this one is extraordinary! great work!