Joaquin Sorolla

Joaquin Sorolla

Joaquin Sorolla – There are many things that are required to make a painting truly “great” but for me, one of the major components would have to be brush work.  This is why I chose this book on Joaquin Sorolla’s paintings, beyond his excellent color choices, strong values and his ability to control light…he has an amazing gift for controlling his brush.  With such expressive marks Sorolla has the ability to drive a focal point, add excitement/life to any subject and he creates a thick, textural quality that increases the visual interest of his already amazing paintings.  If you’re not familiar with Sorolla’s work, I would highly recommend checking out his work…