A few months back there was an exhibit of Joaquin Sorolla at the San Diego Museum of Art. I bought a membership to the museum just so that I could go there and sketch the paintings while the exhibit was going on. I ended up going once or twice a week to sketch. For many of the sketches, I was trying to emulate his brush work with pencil strokes. I am generally much tighter of an artist, so it was a good exercise to help depict forms with less detail and more simplicity. Hopefully the museum will continue to get artists of this caliber. Always fun to see masterful artworks in person and getting the chance to study them.