This California Museum is like no other I visited and it's FREE!! YEP! You pay parking $15. (same as at home) - that's it. It has a bit of everything! Furniture, clocks, glass, statues, architecture, incredible views - it's endless! All stunning but.. I was moved to choking back tears when I entered the Impressionist painting room. Oh my gouache!!! As soon as I spied the Vincent Van Gogh Irises - I could hardly contain myself!! Thank you Google Culture for this: Check out this link and click on the painting! My huge painting easel is going to get such work out when I get home - it was all I could not to break out my paint box!
The strokes UP close - thinking what was he thinking when he painted this... I felt him - for only a few seconds and my heart has been forever touched. Emotions arose that have not.
If I lived here- it would be someplace I would visit regular and just sit and stare in the impressionist room. You can walk right up to the painting to lean in and look at the detail. Thank you California for this, what a gift you give to the rest of the world, sharing art for FREE! They also let you download art and see for free!
But it gets better.. I know hard to believe right?
Btw- Poppy loved it! Several people - which I found very amusing were not taking photos of art but Poppy, she is incredibly behaved - it really amazes people, jumps on my lap when ever I sit and sits quietly. She also pee's on command... TRAIN YOUR DOGS & you will be happy! Both! When we wanted a break I'd take her outside and tell her to Pee and she would, all good. lol Poppy & I at the Getty! History was made.
lol - I did paint this little loon with some fresh bud on his back & in his beak... just for fun!
I did leave a little painting at the Getty my first art drop! & another on my walk this morning, more on that tomorrow!
It's time for more California dreaming..
about what ?
Hmmmmmmmmm... that's for me and Poppy to know and you to soon find out! lol