LA SEBASTIANA, watercolor

La Sebastiana, watercolor, 4x6
South American Cruise series # 23

This is a quick watercolor sketch I started in front of "La Sebastiana", Pablo Neruda's house in Valparaiso, Chile. He had three houses in Chile, each one more beautiful and original than the next. La Sebastiana is full of his collections, colorful glasses, pictures of boats, ships, a merry -go-round hand-made original horse, a gorgeous bar with a sign "PABLO EST ICI", originally shaped windows with bottles of different colors collection, and a life size photograph of Walt Whitman. He said that when the movers were bringing in some of the pictures and things, one man asked him if that was his father. "Yes", he responded, "spiritually he is."