I did this a few years ago. What did I learn? He used a purple underground in almost the same value as the paint he put on top. He also mixed all his colors with something like cerulean blue in order to get a tonal color harmony. The figures in the background are only suggestions.

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Comment by Candi Hogan on March 12, 2017 at 14:57

I like yours better too Aurelia!  Do you mean he toned his canvas in purple, or did an underpainting in purple?

Comment by Craig Seaborn on March 8, 2017 at 9:28

Hi Aurelia nice job , there definitely is something to that toned ground , to me it is very eye pleasing! 

Comment by Ann Turner on March 7, 2017 at 20:18

The warm violet hue thru out your painting ties it all together. LOve the lyrical quality of your shapes.

Comment by Charles Post on March 5, 2017 at 5:05

Sorolla is a favorite artist of mine.  His ability to capture the intensity of light was remarkable.  Your studies are very good.  

Comment by Glenys Jones on March 4, 2017 at 17:59

love it, it's full of life and flows well, great job

Comment by Aurelia Sieberhagen on March 4, 2017 at 8:20

Thank you Jon!  You flattering me!  I don't think I can ever stand in Sorolla's shoes.  :)  I let the underpainting dried first before I start painting.

Comment by Jessica Futerman on March 4, 2017 at 7:58

That's lovely Aurelia!  And interesting! Did you paint it using this method?  Wet on wet?  

Comment by Jon Main on March 4, 2017 at 7:12

Prefer your's to the original, Aurelia ;) !

Comment by Aurelia Sieberhagen on March 4, 2017 at 3:34

The original painting:


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