Spring Means Violets

We’re getting some warm days interspersed with days of rain, so the plants are all happy and growing.  When I walk outside, I am surrounded by flowers begging me to sit down and paint them.  I don’t mind obliging!

Spring Means Violets
Spring Means Violets, watercolor, 3.5″ x 5″

When my daughter was little, there was nothing she liked better than to go out in the spring and fill her little hands with bunches of violets.  Now that she is grown and has daughters of her own… she still goes out and picks violets!

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.”