It's time for another Fine Art Friday! I made the drawing below at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, here in Boston, MA. If you've never visited the Gardener Museum before, you really should. Ms. Gardener spent her entire life collecting what are now some of the most valuable paintings in the entire world. She had a great love of sculpture as well, and traveled far & wide to bring back rare or unique statues--all of which are displayed in the courtyard of the museum. The courtyard is a work of art in and of itself, with flowers that change year-round to accommodate the requests made in Isabella Stewart Gardener's will. In fact, everything in every room is arranged according to her will, and will never be moved or removed.
Having said all of that, this is one of my favorite places in Boston to sit and sketch.
Graphite on drawing paper, Joa Stenning. July 2010.