Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I was looking at some of the photos we took while we were on our trip in DC. I keep coming back to these two photos, and marveling at how uncannily similar they are. The photo on the left is from a Portrait Competition held by the National Portrait Gallery. This image was painted by one of the finalists, Laura Chasman. It's titled Nicholas. I can only assume it might be Laura's son. I'm pretty sure he's 13. It's so typical... see what I mean?

On the right is my 13 year old son, Drew. When Drew saw the photo of the portrait (what? You're surprised he didn't tour the Portrait Gallery with me? Ummm, that would be a No!), Drew asked if that was a picture of himself. The similarity just drives me crazy! This picture of Drew was taken outside Mt. Vernon. Guess you can see how he felt about visiting Mt. Vernon.
- Um, ok, not fair. This is pretty much a 13 year old boy's response to just about everything...

And, yeah, Drew and Kyle were busy at the Spy Museum with their dad while I was touring the Folk Art Show at the American Art Museum, and sneaking a brisk walk through the Portrait Gallery. Believe me, gallery tours were way better without the boys huge sighs following our every move. I did miss having my art buddy, Greg, with me though. Oh well, next time!


Tamerie Shriver said...

The picture of Drew and the painting kind of remind me of picture taken of ME when I was about 14 and we were in Williamsburg for Christmas. Must be the age!


TUTU Monkey said...

wow.....that is crazy how similar those are.

ahhhh Folk Art fun!!

Valerie said...

Hah, Tamerie! I guess this bored stage includes 14 year olds as well!