My friend Anna has a couple of African violet plants. When they are in bloom I try to do a sketch or a painting of them, since I can't seem to grow those myself. I don't think I get enough light in my house. I don't think I've ever sketched the purple one before, but I love the contrast of the purple and the greens.
I sketched these two page spreads today at The Gardens in Wyckoff. It was a little too early - most of the roses and peonies were just starting to get buds. But there were a few early bloomers, and some flag irises. I haven't been there in a few years, but I'll have to plan another trip soon. It's really a great place to sketch flowers.