On Friday, my son and I led my husband on a mystery tour as a birthday gift. He’s a bit of a history buff, so we made a stop at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. He’s also a professional photographer, so it was a special treat that the museum’s current exhibit is a collection of portraits created by Edwin and Carolyn Gledhill. They had their studio during the early part of the 1900s. Beautiful work and an interesting story. Very inspiring artistically. They’re images were quite painterly. I think it would be fun to achieve similar tonal and textural effects with my graphite and coloured pencils.
Here are a couple of pictures of the courtyard of the museum. A quiet, peaceful place. I’m looking forward to going back there to see the library and other exhibits.