Sorolla with Grandpa

This is a scene at San Diego Art Museum.

565. Sorolla with Grandpa Watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

565. Sorolla with Grandpa Watercolor painting by Mariko Irie

I was really happy to watch these Grandpa and Granddaughter were enjoying looking at paintings together.

The girl is looking at the painting by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida.

I have seen his paintings on books. I was not so interested in his paintings till I saw his original paintings at the San Diego Museum of Art for three years ago. They had a fantastic exhibition of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. I went to see this exhibition with Plain Air Group “PAPASAN”.  Several truly great plain Air painters were in this group.

Anyway back to paintings of Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida:

His light, colors are incredible. His brushstrokes are so alive. A lot of his paintings are huge.

I recommend to watch “Art of Sorolla”

He said, “I could not paint at all if I had to paint slowly,” he once said. “Every effect is so transient, it must be rapidly painted.”

In the studio Sorolla would sometimes use a palette the size of a grand piano lid and 3 foot long brushes to allow him to stand back from his painting.





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