I love museums. I love how quiet they are. I love that everything is hung perfectly straight, and well-lit. I love that you can sit in front of a painting for a long time without explaining yourself. I love that you and your sketch pad can be endlessly inspired by old and new favorites.
While our recent trip to the Portland Art Museum didn’t include sketch pads, I did get plenty of inspiration thanks to no-flash photography, two well-behaved kids and a long afternoon with no schedule.
"Don't touch anything!"
"I think this one is about depression," she whispered to me. That's pretty deep for a 7-year old.
I told my kids I thought this painting looked like me and it freaked them out. Heh heh.
The Blue Room
The Red Room
A different kind of wildlife art...
I looked into this woman's eyes and I could So. Relate.
"Don't touch ANYTHING!"
Gallery of Northwest Art
We've all had a neighbor with blue tarps, amiright?
Love this one.
How nervous does it make a mom when her kid starts waving his arms wildly right next to a Dale Chihuly glass installation? PRETTY NERVOUS.
My favorite painting of the day. Firstly, because it was a life-size Clydesdale; and secondly because there was a bench.