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Cycladic Miasma, 9 x 12, oil on linen panel, #272

Posted September 30th, 2012 by | No Comments

More plein air painting from the terrace outside my studio today. My neighbor’s steps know no 90-degree angles! Christos Asimis I’m not, but I thought of him and of his island today as I painted.

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Stop, 16 x 20, oil on linen panel, #271

Posted September 29th, 2012 by | No Comments

Busy day today with plans for care and repair of the household next winter. I decided to post this painting from last fall after a trip to Xilokeratidi this afternoon. This town, which is around the bay from Katapola, has a very large stop sign at the point where the road around the beach rejoins the larger road from Katapola to Chora. Someone had painted out the large stop sign with white paint, but this didn’t deter those who liked the sign. They simply placed a very small red hexagon in the middle of the white hexagon.

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Cycladic Image, approx 10 x 9, oil on linen panel, #270

Posted September 28th, 2012 by | No Comments

This is another attempt at painting my neighbor’s storeroom (see # ). The view fascinates me because it changes with every passing hour and cloud, producing many shadow patterns. My neighbor was very wise when he renovated the structure, not changing the wonderful old lines of the “fournos” (oven) it once was.

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Three or Four, 9 x 12, oil on linen panel, #269SOLD

Posted September 27th, 2012 by | No Comments

When you google “Amorgos goats,” two main themes come up: goat recipes and the hazards of driving the mountainous island roads which are studded with goats. This is not how I think of these creatures at all.

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On the Road Again-Fall, 9 x 12, oil on linen panel, #268

Posted September 26th, 2012 by | No Comments

Towards the end of September, it’s looking a lot more like fall on Amorgos. There are few deciduous trees, and the primary color note is simply: brown/grey. In spite of these drawbacks, though, some greyed greens, golds, and even tinges of orange have begun to appear. Right now, in the midst of a slightly uncomfortable heat wave, the sky is white, and all the surrounding islands have disappeared into a milky sea haze. I look forward to the return of fall’s traditional clear, blue skies and to seeing the familiar forms of Naxos, Donoussa, Koufonissia, Keros, Irakleia, and even Ios and Patmos.

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Coming Home-Fall, 12 x 16, oil on linen panel, #267

Posted September 25th, 2012 by | No Comments

As I was coming back from my morning walk, my neighbor was returning from his early morning work in his fields. He and his donkey caught sight of me at about the same time.

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Red Goat, 9 x 12, oil on linen panel, #266

Posted September 24th, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Most of the goats on Amorgos are black with white, or black and brown with white, or just white (maybe, like Dobermans, the “Isabella” white). This red one stood out: a very handsome goat!

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Burdens, 12 x 12, oil on linen panel, #265d

Posted September 23rd, 2012 by | No Comments

Yesterday morning I passed this donkey, along with two others, headed out to the Church of Our Lady of the Upper Village near Langada. Carrying winter fodder or more building supplies for the continuing work on the installations surrounding the church? I don’t know.

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Chora Sketch, 6 x 8, oil on linen panel, #264

Posted September 22nd, 2012 by | No Comments

More guerilla sketching today, this time in Chora. I just used the box on my lap, but think it’s worth it to lug along the tripod next time.

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Here’s Looking at You, 12 x 16, oil on linen panel, #263

Posted September 21st, 2012 by | No Comments

I was really intriqued by the curiosity of these two goats by the sea.

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