(Arches - Hot Pressed - 140lb)
Viola is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family. Some Viola species are perennial plants, some are annual plants, and a few are small shrubs. A large number of species, varieties and cultivars are grown in gardens for the ornamental flowers. In horticulture the term "pansy" is normally used for those multi-coloured, large flowered cultivars. So you see, although you may have wanted to call this a 'pansy', the terms "viola" and "violet" are normally reserved for small flowered annuals or perennials.
(I painted this as part of a tutorial with Anna Mason from Watercolours With WOW).