It is time to share February's Flower of the month. This month we are celebrating Violets. What a beautiful flower! I'm in love with these guys!! Seeing that Valentine's Day is just around the corner... I was tempted to color them blue and do a twist on the Roses are Red, Violets are blue poem. However, after trying a few shades of blue out... I liked the traditional purple better.
I needed to play around a bit to find the right combination of purples. In the end I chose BV02, BV04, BV08. I used a little BV17 to add a shadow or two. When you are applying the colors to the petals, take care to use the darks sparingly. A little bit of the darker purples go a long way. I didn't want flowers to be too dark.
I used G02, G05, G09, YG67 to color the leaves. I chose those colors because they compliment the purples perfectly.
I hope you enjoy February's flower of the month as much as I have. Lisa did a great job capturing the beauty of these flowers. You can find her images here.
Purples: BV02, BV04, BV08, BV17
Green: G02, G05, G09, YG67