Don’t tell Home Depot, but those big juicy paint swatches make most excellent grounds for quick paintings.

I am a color fanatic. I can recall as a child spending hours with a friend who lived four doors down from me, whose parents could afford the 64 box of Crayolas, putting colors side by side. So when I happen to be in Home Depot for something, I cruise by the paint area and scoop up paint swatches that speak to me.

I also hate to waste paint. The result is a sweet little set of spontaneously plants painted from the mind’s eye.

Painting of a plant in a vase.

Painting of a plant in a vase.