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Dissecting the Work of a Master

Sorolla & his Approach to Value and Colour


Ready to Discover How to Add Luminosity, Colour Poetry and Loose Brushwork to your Painting by Using Sorolla's Techniques?

'Sorolla & his Approach to Value and Colour' will help you understand and apply Sorolla's outstanding techniques so that you can create paintings filled with luminosity, vitality and vibrancy.


Watch the video below to learn more about it!


"My experience with Livia as my teacher has been key to my success and growing passion for painting"

"Livia's painting knowledge and experience is vast. She can successfully teach anyone from very beginners to advanced students. Her colour theory and technical teaching has given me a great foundation in which to carry on by myself. The result is that I have become a confident painter with the technical tools and understanding necessary to follow my creative desires whilst still having plenty of room to develop. My experience with Livia as my teacher has been key to my success and growing passion for painting. Thank you Livia!"

Fiona Temple - to see Fiona's art, click here

In this course, you'll  learn how Sorolla related value to colour and how he used advanced colour techniques to interpret and represent the effects of light with so much beauty and poetry.

We are going to dive into his masterworks to understand Sorolla’s process, how he used colour temperature contrast to add vitality and luminosity to his work; How he used a limited tonal value range to create simple but strong structure on his subject; how to use gesture to develop a loose brushwork and much more;

Then, by watching the demos and doing the exercises proposed for you there, you'll learn how to apply all these techniques.  

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Examples of Sorolla's work

Paintings by Joaquin Sorolla

Paintings by Joaquin Sorolla

what you will learn:

  • Who was Joaquin Sorolla?

  • What was so special about him and his work?

  • Analysing his masterworks to expand our horizons

  • His techniques: what can we learn from him?

  • How to apply Sorolla’s techniques

  • His palette

  • Tonal values and colours Systems

  • The poetry of painting

  • How to harmonise your painting using some of Sorolla’s tricks and techniques

  • How to make use of contrasting colour temperature

  • How to create luminosity and a colourful vitality in your painting

  • How to Control Values

  • How Gesture Drawing can help you develop a looser brushwork

  • How to use a limited value range to capture the essence of a subject

  • Sorolla’s treatment of halftones

  • And more!

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Premium Video Lessons

Premium videos are longer and cover much more information than my YouTube videos. I put a lot of energy and effort in my courses so that you can have a complete learning experience. You'll learn the principles and concepts as well as its implementation through practice.

The running time of this course is over 3 hours. And that is divided into 10 lessons so that you don't get overwhelmed with one long video and can go back to any lesson and watch it again and again at anytime.

The videos are High Definition.


I've developed a variety of exercises to help you learn the information and build your skills as you apply the techniques. The video demos show you step-by-step how to develop the exercises.

Workbook and Templates

You'll also get a workbook with assignments and templates that complement the video demos. These worksheets and templates will assist you so that you can implement what you've learned with ease.

Downloads are all in PDF format and compatible with all systems.

Painting Demonstrations

I explain step-by-step of what I'm doing and why. I also develop graphics that overlay my painting when I want to explain how the principles work together when I'm creating a painting.


You can download the transcripts of most of the videos so that you can use Google to translate it into another language if English is your second language.


The videos are compatible across all your devices, anytime, anywhere. It's a user-friendly platform.

The course is self-paced! So you can join in when you want and finish on your schedule! You can come back to the videos and watch them over-and-over. You have lifetime access! Yes, forever!

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Lifetime access enables you to enjoy all course content with any online device!


"She has the ability to explain techniques and principles to anyone at any level"

"I would thoroughly recommend Livia to anyone who wants help to advance their painting. Whatever level you are at, complete beginner through to helping you advance your skills further. She has the ability to explain techniques and principles to anyone at any level. Not only is she a talented artist she is talented in passing on that knowledge to others.

Thanks Livia for all your help!I hugely appreciate it and I wouldn't be where I am today without your help!"

Georgette Thompson - to see Gerogette's art, click here


JOIN "dissecting the work of a master - sorolla & his approach to value and colour" TODAY!

Sorolla & his Approach to Value and Colour Course

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All prices are in US Dollar

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Hi, I'm Livia!

I've been a professional artist and art tutor for 18 years. Painting and helping people discover their potential, develop their skills to paint and create works of art that they are proud of are my passion.

As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in Nature and transitory moments.

Part of my process before I begin painting is to collect information and feelings about my subject and develop quick tonal value sketches to study depth and form and plan the best composition.

Then I analyse colours and textures and try to represent it with the fewest strokes to bring simplicity, poetry and beauty onto the canvas.

My goal with every finished work is to capture nature’s transitoriness and liveliness and immortalise these elements through my colours and brushwork.

The key to that begins in understanding value and value relationships well. That is one of the most important skills a painter should develop if they want to take their painting to the next level.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ Is $97 a monthly fee?

No. this is not a subscription. It's a one-time payment and you have lifetime access to this course.

+ Can I download the videos?

Yes! Each video is downloadable as a mp4 file. You don't need to download them though. You can always log in to your member's area and watch there. Please, don't share the videos and downloads. Each purchase helps me create more videos like these. There is a lot of work and effort in producing them.

+ What is the Running Time?

The total running time of the course is over 3 hours.

+ Are there subtitles in my language?

No. But you can download the transcripts of all lessons and translate to whatever language you want by using Google Translate.

+ When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

+ How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

+ What if I'm traveling? Can I still get in?

yes! The course is self-paced. You determine when you start and when you finish. If you're traveling, you can start when you're back to your home sweet home!

+ Who is this for?

For anyone willing to grow in their art and have a better understanding of the principles and theories necessary to develop their skills and how to apply them to their painting.

+ Do I get access to all videos you make in the future?

No. This includes only 'Dissecting the Work of a Master - Sorolla & his Approach to Value and Colour' lessons. However, you will get all the updates I do for this course.

+ Can I share these videos?

No. Each purchase helps me create more videos and more content like these. So, please, don't share.

+ Can I get this as a DVD?

At the moment, I'm offering this only as an online course.

+ What's the difference between your premium courses and your free YouTube videos?

My premium online courses are designed to give the students a detailed understanding of a specific subject. They are downloadable, and include normal speed extended videos, assignment demos, workbooks, templates and transcripts. The principles and rules are broken down into easy-to-follow lessons with plenty of graphics and visuals to help you understand them with ease. Also the lessons are hosted on an awesome platform, which gives the student a great experience.

+ Can I do the exercises proposed in other mediums?

Yes, you can. This is suitable for Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour

+ What's your refund policy?

We offer a 14 day money back guarantee if you're unhappy with the course for any reason. If you watched the videos and didn't think it was worth the money just let me know and I'll give you a full refund. The only condition is that you have not downloaded the lessons. Please contact if you have a problem or want a refund.