Wednesday, March 02, 2016
"Artist's Palette" watercolor & ink 9 x 12
A number of years ago, I was fortunate enough to get to Sorolla's home in Madrid. I took my then 5th grade daughter on a school trip to Spain. We began the trip in Madrid, where we opted out of an afternoon at the Prado for a taxi ride to Sorolla's breathtaking home and studio. I'm so glad we went. Sumptuous color, brushwork, design... and in his studio, a cubby hole of a bed, right in the middle of the studio. February's theme for my painting group was "palette". I started thinking about paint and harmonies and color, and other meanings of the word "Palette". "Pallet" is a homonym, meaning a type of bed. When I thought of the other pallet, I remembered the bed in Sorolla's beautiful studio, and thought of the pallet within the palette, so to speak. So, here's a line drawing of Sorolla's studio, with added color.
Thanks for looking.