Monday, February 16, 2015

Philodendron Sketch - Krohn Conservatory

Last week Christina, Amy and I sketched at the Krohn Conservatory.  I decided to sketch a huge philodendron that overhangs the waterfall in the center room.  I have always loved the heavily-lobed shapes of philodendron leaves.  Plus the pattern left by the old branches on the trunk and all the "strings" hanging off give it quite the visual appeal.  And the name comes from the greek words philo or "love" and dendron meaning "tree" (Wikipedia) which seems like the perfect name to this tree hugger.

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