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.


  1. Love this gestural line type of drawing and the addition of color is exquisite, Jody!

    1. Thanks, Crimson! Was nice to reminisce about my trip to Spain.