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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Contemporary Art Works by Theresa - Viola


(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).

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