Sewing the Sail

Sewing the Sail (after Sorolla y Bastida) (90cm x 60cm) (oil on canvas)

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.

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