Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Garden View of Hill-Stead


Today's sketch is a study for a larger version which I hope to show in the Hill-Stead Museum gift shop. This is a view is of the Museum seen from the garden after a light snowfall. 

Located in Farmington, Connecticut, the Hill-Stead is a hidden gem of art and architecture, a legacy left to the town by Theodate Pope Riddleone of America's first woman architects.

The Pope-Riddle home was designed by Theodate to showcase her father's extensive collection of French Impressionist artIf you have any interest at all in this genre, I'd strongly suggest you take a docent tour of the Museum - a fully preserved family estate.

This small study was created with vintage Carb-Othello colored charcoal, Prismacolor Pencils, and ink on forest green Canson Mi-Teintes paper. The study is shown resting on the frame intended for the final artwork which will be about 10" x 20".

If you're interested in this artwork you can check my Etsy shop, or if all goes well, stop by the Hill-Stead Museum gift shop.

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