Day at the Museum was initially painted and posted in August of 2010. When I migrated this post over to me new hosting company and website I lost the text for some strange reason. I am not a coder, not proficient at PhP at all. Rather than bashing my head against the wall and trying to figure out where the text went I decided to just re-write it. I have the added advantage of having lived with the image for over a decade as it is still in our private collection and one of my favorite images of my two youngest kiddos.
The Initial reference was shot (shown below) on a visit to the Denver Art Museum. After walking for hours and checking things out I thought the kids likely needed a break. This area was not used to house art at the time so we visited it so the kids could run around a bit and be more noisy than what would be appropriate in the main galleries.
My youngest son went over to the window to peak out which then drew my youngest daughter over. They were 10 and 6 at the time. Watching them to make sure they didn’t try to escape I noticed how the way each of them was standing and observing gave a bit of insight to each of their personalities. I snapped a quick shot on my phone. Later when I was going through the images from the day I remembered that moment. Not only was the moment special to me as a father but I really liked the light and so I decided to paint it. The painting is on our living room still. Even as the kids have gotten older I keep it up because I like the moment it reflects.