IFJM 9: Home, Palazzo Della Pilotta

9 April 2015

W15 4 9 IFJM 002“Palazzo Della Pilotta [River side or Front]”

9:30am From my Journal: “Today we are going to see E’s home as it might have been in the 17th century.  The renderings this page are of her home . . . sacked of all her families belongings . . . now a museum.  The building is a huge disappointment. . . an ugly blockish pale brown unadorned building.  In we go.”

“Arrive without traveling; See all without looking;
Do all without doing.”
  George Harrison

W15 4 9 IFJM 004 From my Journal: “From the museum @ the Palazzo.  NO Watercolors allowed! [Pencil then colored sitting outside during lunch.]  Damask w/ floral and foliated pattern brocade with gold thread.  Lace from the edges of the sleeve.  Loose fabric bustle.  Mantua [left] loosely draped, displays rich silk to best advantage.  Coat-like construction, held by sash.  Skirt over lace petticoats.  BANNED from the court of Louis XIV!”

“Day dress [right] is wool with stripes embroidered in silver gilt thread.”

[After] “Drew the back of the palace after our tour.  I wonder if Moore ever saw it, because of he did he’d have to see the barn-like shapes of these two wings ends.  They are the most interesting parts of the building. . . The language barrier kept me from getting answers about boarded up windows.  To a late lunch.”

W15 4 9 IFJM 001“Palazzo Della Pilotta [side facing town]”

W15 4 9 IFJM 003


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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6 Responses to IFJM 9: Home, Palazzo Della Pilotta

  1. susanissima says:

    This is just a perfect format for you, Katie. Your sketches are breathtakingly beautiful! I adore your imagination! So glad you’re having fun.


  2. sandidureice says:

    Your dresses are fabulous!!


  3. Sammy D. says:

    Fabulous dresses!!


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