Sunshine through the Gates, 8 x 10 oil, color study
The last of this Color Series this month.
This one was the most challenging for me because of the detail in the gate. I was pleased with the way the shadows helped to frame the focal point.
Even though it's the last of the series I'm feel like I've only scratched the surface when it comes to tonal and color essence. I'm hoping to post more of my color studies in the future and to see the progress. I will leave you a quote from one of my favorite artist/author Charles Sovek. Who by the way use to live in Rowayton, CT and his studio is still there.
Directly from Charles Sovek, Artist and Author
Speaks about the famous artist: Joaquin Sorolla.
"Few artists in any period of history have exploited the effects of light as impressively as Joaquin Sorolla. Sunsplashed beach scenes, dramatically lit interiors and a daring approach to outdoor portraiture made him one of the most important painters of the century. Equally skilled at capturing both the tonal and color essence of a subject, Sorolla dedicated his life to chasing the sun as it played over the people and places of his beloved Spain. He continues to inspire students and professionals alike."
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