I painted this on top of a very stark graphic painting of the same subject. I used more imagination in this one. I had used an application on my iPad to manipulate the photo I used as the source for the earlier painting and felt I had copied the altered image too closely. I am more satisfied with this because it is much more my own in terms of color choices and overall expression.
I have African Violets in the bay window of our kitchen (3 pots of them, the plants continually blooming and multiplying!). Mine are actually dark purple, but a lighter color works better here, I think.
I decorated the pot years ago with beads and bits of glass and mirror shards.