|2/21/14 Private Reserve Velvet Black and Monte Verde Brown inks, Zig markers,|
Canson XL 140 lb. paper
Joan Miró has always been one of my favorite artists for his bold use of primary colors and whimsical sculptures, so I was disappointed that we ran out of time and couldn’t visit the Fundació Joan Miró when we were in Barcelona last year. Then I heard that an exhibit of his work was coming to the Seattle Art Museum, so I decided we needed to see it right after it opened (rather than waiting until an exhibit was about to close, which is often what we end up doing). “Miró: The Experience of Seeing” (through May 26) is a wonderful collection of his paintings and sculptures from the last 20 years of the artist’s life.
Although I knew watercolors weren’t allowed in the museum, I had it in my head that markers were OK, so with Miró’s palette of primary hues in mind, I grabbed a few Zig markers on my way out the door. Thankfully, this sketch was almost done when a guard reprimanded me for using markers. I’m going to try to catch the exhibit again before it closes – but this time I’ll remember to bring colored pencils!