Category Archives: Sorolla

Our Andalucian Autumn


I returned from Spain on Monday after a fun, exciting, hectic  first art holiday to Casa Rosa in Andalucia.

Rosie and I loved it. I hope those of you that joined us there enjoyed it as much as we did.  The next trip is planned for March 2019 and another in the autumn. There will be more information about that very soon.

Below are some of the highlights…though there doesn’t seem to be enough pictures of the food which was spectacular. Thank you all who came along; I look forward to catching up soon.

If you want to here more about future holidays please contact Kate.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Sorolla, paints and packing


Slightly struggling, I am putting together a list of equipment for artists to take to Casa Rosa for our week of painting in October. As I  try to make a reasonable (not enormous) list of suggested colours I thought I’d look at palettes used by Spanish masters. Joachin Sorolla, a glorious artist renowned for his depiction of light was my first thought; what a  distraction. Every picture is singing with life and light.

There is a major exhibition of his work coming to the National Gallery in London in spring of 2019. For more information try this link Sorolla exhibition

Joaquín_Sorolla_-_Chicos_en_la_playa.jpg

Apparently his plein air palette was as follows: Cobalt Violet, Rose Madder, All the Cadmium Reds, Cadmium Orange, All the Cadmium Yellows, Yellow Ochre, Chrome Green, Viridian, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine, Lead White

Newspaper article about Sorolla

So many happy distractions and I am no further on with what to take re equipment for a Spanish painting holiday. Clearly, a full Sorolla palette is not very helpful. The list will emerge very soon.