This is one of my favorite places in Paris. It was Rodin's home, and he left it to the state for a museum of his work. There's something extra special being in the space where an artist actually did his work.
Plus there's a lovely garden, dotted with his sculptures, where I love to draw when the weather's nice. This was definitely an inside kind of day, but I still had a great time.
These are all Stabilo pen sketches. I'm trying the pens without using any water for wash.
Then I switched over to my Lamy fountain pen plus the Pentel brush pen that has a lighter, warmer black (really a grey) ink.
I love the flourishes in the house itself and how the sculptures look in that setting. This sketch has a little more of the house.
I also took a selfie there, along with the Prodigal Son sculpture I'd sketched earlier.
Here's the main hall. I'm totally tempted to do a block print of it. I love the black and white tiles.
And an Edvard Munch painting of Rodin's work, in the garden of a mutual patron. Two artists I love in one painting. Perfect.
Ok, I'll stop now. But it's my favorite museum in Paris. Please go if you have the chance.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.