Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 13, 2012

Going home soon,  last day to paint.
 Had to paint this boat twice,  the light changed so much and I had to change with it.
The fisherman who owned this boat was pretty proud.

October 12, 2012

fishing village in Naousa     Paros Greece

Monday, October 8, 2012

October 8, 2012

Mykonos Greece
Before leaving Mykonos this morning,  I wanted to paint a quick bird's-eye view.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012

Paros,  Greece.   I shot the photo of this painting just a few minutes ago as the sun was setting,
so I believe the painting is better than the photo,  more blue,  less red, by a lot.    Still I'm going to Mykonos tomorrow,  more windmills there,  and I'm not sure about my internet connection for the next four
nights,  wanted to post something from Paros today.

It feels very strange.  The people are wonderful and it is summer here,  beautiful,  but shops
are empty,  restaurants are empty and I'm the only guest in this 15 room hotel,  a hotel on the
water,  I have a terrace room,  my cost is 25 euros a night and that includes breakfast.

I came to Paros from Athens by ferry,  almost a five hour ride,  I just wanted the experience of that,
and so I sat and watched the landscape change and I did this and that and read the newspaper.
One article said that almost a third of the shops operating in the  Athens city center have shut down
since this time one year ago.  "Out of 6,532 businesses,  1,850 have closed for good."    

October 2, 2012

Happy Birthday.
Just literally a five minute acropolis sketch during breakfast  from the 4th floor of the hotel.

September 30, 2012

Full moon,  Hydra Greece.

September 29, 2012

A quick study before the sun goes down on the town of Hydra.

September 28, 2012

Sitting at a cafe and painting,  perfect.   The second painting is "donkeys at the bank",  they always
line up on payday.  

September 27, 2012

A church in Vlychos on the island of Hydra, Greece

September 26, 2012

Some serious working boats in the harbor of the town of Hydra,  Greece.