A friend of mine gave me an African Violet that he grew from a leaf. He said the plant from which he took the leaf had been around for years. The plant was healthy and happy, so I was inspired to paint. This is a bird's eye view of one of several African Violets that I now own. The original painting was created on an 8x10 inch gallery canvas with oil paints. I began with a red under painting and added layers of color to develop the image. Reproduction prints are available for sale at my website, and when the paint dries on this I will probably sell it in my Etsy Shop with some of my other still life paintings.