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.