Monday, January 5, 2015

Sketching at the Goya Exhibit in Boston

This past weekend I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to see the Goya exhibit before it closes. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all these works together in one place.  On the way up there was a snowstorm and the train stopped somewhere in Connecticut so I did a sketch from the window.

I stayed in a hotel and got to the museum Sunday before it opened and there was already a line.

Here are some sketches from the show:

For the sketch above I used Pitt Pens that I learned about in the Don Colley day with NY Sketchers back in October.  The sketch features one of my favorite paintings of all time - Goya's self portrait with Dr. Arrias, and shows a deep sense of compassion and caring on the part of his physician.  

Here are some sketches from other galleries in MFA:

The Goya exhibit was absolutely fantastic and well worth the trip.  Try to make it before January 19th!

1 comment:

  1. Love the sketch you did from the stalled train...reportage at it's best. You used the white of the paper well to show the solitude of the woman trudging thru the snow. Looks like the museum was well worth the visit. Nice sketches from there.