The Art of Charles Sovek


Light and Color, Sorolla Style
The Artist's Magazine - December, 1990

Enlargement of Illustration

Handling the Hues - When working outdoors, Sorolla changed his palette completely from the darker, earthier one he used indoors. This demonstration (right) shows how he created ambitious color effects with his palette of the cadmium reds, yellows and orange, plus cobalt violet, rose madder, yellow ochre, chrome green (permanent green light on today's palette), viridian, Prussian blue, cobalt blue, French ultramarine and lead white. Note the array of warm and cool colors used to model the forms and reveal the play of light.