Haven’t posted or painted for a while, but the lockdown has allowed me more time to paint and to finish this copy of a Sorolla picture I started many months ago.
As a subject it is a study in reflected light. The scene is drenched in sunlight and every shadow has a warm glow hovering on it. The arms of the women sway as they sew with the curves and the folds of the sail.
Never afraid of a statement, Spanish painters love to use the full black/white range and hit you with pure primaries. The dare here is the scarlet cummerbund, echoed in the dots of geraniums.