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Moonlit Nights, 12×9, oil on linen, #434

Posted September 25th, 2013 by | No Comments

The full moon–“panselino”–is a big event on Amorgos. Nowhere, however, is it celebrated more warmly that at Georgia’s place in Tholaria. From there you can watch as the light slowly brightens, and the moon comes over the dark mountains, usually to the accompaniment of just the right music. Georgia, who is the woman in the picture, charmingly greets everyone and makes them feel lucky to be there for this event.Moonllit Nights, 12x9, oil on linen, #434

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Staying on the Path, 12×9, oil on linen, #432

Posted September 20th, 2013 by | 2 Comments

I wanted to paint this goat because it was intent on staying on the path, but very aware of me and other things going on around off to the side of the path.Staying on the Path, 12x9, oil on linen, #432

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On the Shady Side, 12×16, oil on linen, #431

Posted September 17th, 2013 by | 2 Comments

Goats, like the pet I share my house with, seem to have an acute sense of where they want to be relation to the sun. These goats were mainly sticking to the shady side of the road between Aegiali and Hora, on the island of Amorgos. Some of their relations, though, found shade on the far side of the guard rail, on the other side of the road.On the Shady Side, 12x16, oil on linen, #431

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Yellow Chair, 10×8, oil on carton, #430

Posted September 15th, 2013 by | 2 Comments

These chairs are so comfortable, they always make me just want to sit and do nothing for a while. This one is juxtaposed against a view of Agios Prokopios and Agia Anna on Naxos.Yellow Chair, 10x8, oil on carton, #430

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Return to the Village, 8×10, oil on linen, #429

Posted September 14th, 2013 by | 1 Comment

This is the view of Langada, Amorgos, coming back from the Church of Our Lady of the Upper Village. The island in the background is Nikouria.Return to the Village, 8x10, oil on linen, #429

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Up at Dawn, 12 x 16, oil on linen, #428

Posted September 12th, 2013 by | 1 Comment

On Saturdays, workers who have other jobs can often take some time off to go out to their fields to get some agricultural chores done. This mule was all ready for work shortly after the sun came up on a sunny September Saturday morning, out by Our Lady of the Upper Village outside of Langada, on Amorgos, in the Cyclades.  I was taken by the way the sun coming over the mountain highlighted the mule. Up at Dawn, 12 x 16, oil on linen panel, #428

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Another Nuzzle? 11×14 oil on linen #427

Posted September 11th, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The birth of a donkey in Langada isn’t an everyday event. In times past, nearly every family owned a donkey and many houses had an attached stable (yes, stable, not garage). As the older generation passes on, though, and some of the younger folks go to make a living off-island, fewer and fewer donkeys are needed. The roads are better, and in many cases, working the land has been replaced by other jobs. So I can’t help but visit this little one as many times a day as I can. He’s growing fast (I think he’s a month or two old now). Many times, too, his sweet mother looks like she’s had enough of juvenile antics.Another Nuzzle?  11x14 oil on linen

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