Joaquín Sorolla

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923) was a Valencian Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight of his native land.

Hike 2/03/13

Today’s hike was on three of the Cougar Mountain trails. Wilderness Creek, Wilderness Peak and Wilderness cliffs. Great hike, very refreshing and recharging. Couple quotes from Alan Watts that stuck out today.

Drawing

So after last nights painting I realized that the largest problem for me as an artist currently is my drawing. It seems pretty obvious what I need to do next, I need to focus on drawing with a brush. I feel that once I master drawing with a brush that there is nothing I can’t do with paint. So the question here is how do I focus on drawing with a brush, or what is the best way to draw with a brush.

New site colors

You may have noticed that my site has changed to a darker layout. I was surfing some other artists bogs today and I really liked the ones that were dark. As soon as I changed my site to a darker layout my images really popped off the screen. Hope you like it.

why I started

About two years ago I watched my neighbor struggle to get in his car so he could go to the grocery. He is paraplegic. I had picked up the mail and was back in my 3rd floor apt before he finished pulling himself and his wheelchair into the car. I imagined that it would take him about 2 minutes to drive to the Safeway only a couple blocks away where he would have to spend another 10 minutes just getting out of the car. I was in the gym the next day… and I will be in the gym again today.