|"Waiting to Sail" 11x14 oil on linen panel|
I also intended to upload the finished painting I did with my mare Gypsy in the field but apparently I never photographed it. It is too dark to do it well now so I will shoot it tomorrow and upload it then. The day was much like this one and the light that day was spectacular as well.
Today for Father's Day our son Chris arranged a special tour for us at the Newseum where he is a Broadcast Tech. If you live in the DC area and haven't been there yet put it on your list! The building itself is spectacular and to see everything there would take more than one visit. Chris gave us an overview and behind the scenes tour. The real, behind the scenes control center is mind boggling and if you have been there and know how much of this is interactive and computer generated then you might have an inkling of what you might expect in the control room. I am really impressed that my son understands all that and can trouble shoot and repair the exhibits. Yes, I am bragging, it makes me proud and happy that he has a career that he enjoys so much and I am glad that he spends his days in an environment like this.
Below are some photos I took from the 6th floor terrace. The views of Washington are wonderful!
|The National Gallery of Art, directly across from the Newseum|
In the photo of the Capitol you can see the work that is being done on the I.M Pei East Building of the National Gallery. The marble facade is being replaced due to problems with the original bonding material. Marble panels were falling off!