A couple of master studies done during the summer, the first a fairly quick one on drafting film just to get a feel for the values and colours and handling of the light. I didnt want to get too hung up on the drawing or details but did want to capture the movement and transparency of the scarves. One of the things I discovered was the need to carefully plan the lights to capture the subtle differences and colours in the whites. I also discovered that I'm not so keen on how Sorolla crops some of his work.
Oil sketch on drafting film 10" x 12"
This one was a more careful study, and much bigger too. I used a bit of license and changed the crop from the original which is about a square metre. Some of the best reproductions of his work on the internet are at the Sorolla Museum in Madrid, well worth taking the virtual tour and there is a great zoom in facility on a selection of his finest paintings.
Oil on Canvas 24" x 30"
Its not entirely finished, but once again I seem to have gone off the boil with it and have moved on. I do like the colours and atmosphere of it, the figures are his wife and daughter and this was a great excercise in shades of white. A most enjoyable study.