Washington, DC

A couple of weeks ago we went to Man with a CatWashington, DC with some dear friends who have the fortitude and discipline to run half marathons.  It was especially impressive since it was raining and pretty chilly to be out there, but they did it and I’m impressed!  I was “impressed” all weekend with Washington.  The museums there are just amazing.  My husband and I walked about 20 miles on Saturday and still didn’t begin to see all the art that was available to see.

The painting above “Man with a Cat” was done by Celia Beaux — one of the few female artists of her time who was recognized and appreciated.  It continues to be one of my very favorite paintings.  We went through the Portrait Gallery on Friday and somehow I missed it.  So it was my mission on Saturday to see it.  I finally found it.  It so moving to see some of these old masters in person.  In fact when I first looked at one of Mary Cassatt’s paintings I got all teary — can’t really explain why.  I saw Sargeant’s, Degas, Van Gogh, Cezanne, etc. etc.  So fun!  Not so sure it was as fun for my hubby, but he embraced it and didn’t complain.

I would love to go back and see what I missed.  Washington, DC is truly a gem.  The Metro makes it so easy to get around  and there are so many things to do I could spend weeks discovering.  Of course I couldn’t wait to get home and paint.  All the best to you and yours!

 

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