This is an image of a Sorolla painting that is from the page above.
The feeling of intense sunlight in this painting is wonderful.
I wanted this light effect in my recent painting "Duck, duck, duck, little brown duck"
Here is a version before I read an article by Charles Sovek (link) about the Sorolla's painting of light and color.
Every object in light should be painted a middle-grey value or above
Every object in shadow is painted a middle grey value or below
Therefore, I adjusted lightened the values of the shadows of the white ducks and darkened the values of the dark duck
|Duck, Duck, Duck and Little Brown Duck/ oil on board/ 8 x 10/HH Gallery|
I then increased the chroma of the water.
I like how the little ducks "glow" in this painting.