I find the Spanish painter Sorolla to be one of the most technically amazing painters, because of his ability to render water and the beach light so perfectly. The colour… so sensitive and so dazzling in it’s variety…
He gets the joy and freedom (with a touch of melancholy) of being at the beach.
Nobody else (I can think of) in the history of art does it so well. And so many paintings. Hundreds… though I’m not sure of the exact number. But the man was absolutely prolific.
Many of his pictures were painted in from four to six mornings. Many in one or two on the site.
Supposedly he had no patience for slow painting. I know what he means.