Sorolla Photos Below!
I just came back from Spain yesterday and I'm excited to share some photos that I took from the trip and talk about my experience. But first, I need to thank Cristina and Alex for having my girlfriend and I stay with you; I will never forget your hospitality and kindness.
I was in Spain for 7 days and I packed as much into them as I could. I visited several places, including the city of Toledo and Valle De Los Caidos (the Valley of the Fallen), but we spent a majority of time in Madrid, which is where the Prado, Thyssen and Sorolla Museums are.
I wasn't allowed to take photos inside the Prado, but I can tell you that it was an amazing place filled with beautiful art. For me, the main draw of the Prado is the large collection of Velazquez paintings, including his large masterpiece Las Meninas. I'm a big fan of Velazquez because he's basically the godfather of all the other painters I love, including Sargent and Sorolla.
I took a ton of photos from my trip, but I want to share some photos from the Sorolla Museum for everyone to enjoy because it's the most wonderful place I've ever been in my whole life.
I wanted to write a post because I won't be in contact for a week for commissions via my website or Instagram. I'm going to be in Madrid, Spain with my girlfriend from Wednesday July 4th until the following Wednesday, July 11th. I'm still accepting new commissions, but this week will be a break for me so I'll respond to any inquiries when I get back. I'm super excited to travel abroad and get to see some great museums like the Prado and the Sorolla house.
Last year I was visiting one of my best friends in Chicago around this same time so I'm happy to be traveling again. I'll be bringing my sketchbook and can't wait to share some photos from my trip once I'm back!
I just want to say thank you to everyone who supports me. It really means a lot to have people enjoy my art. My sincerest thanks to all my patrons, followers and anyone who likes seeing what I make.
For the future, I'm thinking about doing some drawing/painting tutorial videos on Instagram now that I can post longer videos. If anyone would like to learn anything specific, in terms of art techniques, then please leave a comment below! Thank you again to everyone!
I just finished day 2 on this oil painting portrait of my own dog, Maea. I'm feeling really good about this portrait and I can't wait to work more on it once it dries. A big part of my portraits is being able to capture each pet's or person's expression and I really feel like I got my dog's expression beautifully in this painting. It still needs more work and I've been really busy with commissions lately, but I love painting so much and I'm so fortunate to be able to paint every day.
If you're interested in purchasing a portrait from me, check out my oil painting store! I just created it and I'm happy to include it as an extension to my business because I love oil painting so much.
Also, there's one more day left to enter my Instagram giveaway! Thanks so much to everyone who's entered! We've gotten an amazing response to the giveaway and I'll be doing some more in the future.