Trips to the greenhouse are a pick-me-up during the winter months when everything is dormant and gray outside, but they also provide inspiration for my drawing, illustration and surface pattern design projects.
Here are a few color palettes I’m working with these days using tiny plants on display at the local greenhouse.
Since I can’t bring all of them home on every visit, I try to bring home pictures to use for reference for new illustrations in my sketchbook.
My plan next is to draw these sketches digitally and turn them into a new collection of surface patterns! So fun!
It’s always refreshing to take a trip to the local greenhouse in winter to soak up all the green plants growing indoors while it’s cold and snowy outside. I love noticing all the different hues of green and the shapes and textures.
On this trip, we brought how some succulents to add to our houseplant collection. They sure are popular right now, aren’t they? I’m hoping they like the dry climate in our house, especially in winter.
My regular trips to the greenhouse not only serve as a pick-me-up but also give me inspiration for my drawing, illustration and surface pattern design projects. Stay tuned for a couple new pages from my sketchbook!