White Violets

White Violets, watercolor, 5" x 7"
White Violets, watercolor, 5″ x 7″

We have patches of violets, some with white flowers and some with purple flowers, in our garden and in the lawn.

I started this watercolor more than a month ago when the flowers were in bloom but have just finished adding in all the tangle of leaves that allow us to see the white flowers with their happy little “faces.”

4 thoughts on “White Violets

    • Thanks, Pat! We were in a park once when my children were little and I saw what looked like a bag of popcorn spilled under a tree. It turned out to be hundreds of white violets! What a joyful sight.

    • And yet you use greens well! My first watercolor teacher didn’t use green on her palette (except phthalo green, which mixed with alizarin crimson makes a wonderful black) but mixed all of her greens. She never mixed up a large amount, as mixing a new puddle gave her a different green, automatically increasing the variety.

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