With more than 100 works of art painted on a 0.8 mile stretch of the remains of the Berlin Wall, the East Side Gallery is the world’s longest open air gallery.  Each piece depicts the struggle to break free of the Iron Curtain or celebrates the excitement of ultimately achieving that reality.  It is a […]

My oldest daughter, Gigi, has become quite an artist.  I love this shot of her painting in a field of wildflowers near our house.    

If you don’t know what to expect, seeing the Mona Lisa, or La Joconde as she’s called at home in France, can be a bit of a letdown.  The portrait which has been called the best known, most visited, most written about, most sung about, and most parodied work of art in the world is only […]

Tonight my alma mater is playing in the 42nd Annual Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona.  A few years ago, my middle daughter made me this picture of a black cat standing on a snowy hill looking out into a deep purple background.  She painted the snow and background and then applied the black cat using torn paper.  It hangs in […]

As a friend recently asked, “What is it about December that brings out the ‘year in review recaps’ and ‘predictions’ in all of us?”  I don’t know the answer, but I do feel myself being sucked in.  Because the “A to Z” series I incorporated into my 365+1 photo blogging project has been so well […]

From the immense, historic Louvre to the hills of Montmartre, Paris is known for its art and artists.  Here are three of my favorite shots of artists at work in Paris. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Paris Artist Photo #1.  In the heart of Montmartre, where Dali, Picasso, Monet, and […]