16" x 12" oil on canvas
The above painting of mine is of a chimera african violet which sold to a member of an african violet club who hyberdized this particular variety. A few years ago I did a series of paintings depicting various african violets in still life set-ups which told a "story".
"The Agony, The Ecstasy"
12" x 16" oil on canvas
This painting tells a story about the artist Michelangelo: the african violet's name is "Michelangelo" and the book is about his life. I had a wonderful time setting up these african violet props and of course painting them. It is about time I paint some more african violets. If any of you african violet lovers out there would like to commission a painting of your favorite violet (or any other flower, for that matter) please feel free to contact me. Below are some of my photographs of violets I have blooming in my studio at the present time.
This is an "oldie" and a great favorite of mine, Maverick's Faded Jeans. I need to put down some new leaves to start some babies of this plant as this plant is rather old and I only have the one.
The above two photos are of the african violet "Salmon Ella" , a new favorite of mine. It is not a true pink or a red, but truly a salmon color. I have babies of it I need to re-pot like right now.
Semi-miniature by Lyndon Lyon
I hope to paint some of these before too long, but at the present time I am working on some larger, major works. Maybe I can squeeze in a small african violet painting as time goes on.
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