Artist of the Day- Joaquin Sorolla Y Bastida(click on image to view individually)

“Sorolla painted very, very fast. "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." Besides Sundays, he would work six to nine hours a day, often standing in the full glare of the sun dressed in a suit. Most of his pictures were painted in from four to six mornings, many in one or two.” Sorolla painted outside…even for portrait painting. He felt he couldn’t establish a relationship with the sitter indoors. His work reminds me of his contemporary, John Singer Sargent AND like Sargent…man could he paint WHITE!