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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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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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Northbound Mule, 10 x 8, oil on linen, #426

Posted June 22nd, 2013 by | No Comments

Not a good photo. Will try again tomorrow. I liked the way the sun hit his back, though.

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Timios Stavros

Posted June 17th, 2010 by | No Comments

I’m painting late in the evening (starting at quarter after seven or so) because it’s just very hot at any other time of day (except early morning). In this case, I’m not quite where I want to be, but shade and keeping out of the way of possible ferry traffic and fishermen mending nets dictate where to set up. I know I have to work fast; I’ll lose the shadows shortly after 8, but all this does is confuse me, so that I wipe off my drawing and value study five times before getting a real start with the sixth one. Challenging, but a great time to be down at the harbor!

Greek boat

"Timios Stavros," 8 X 16, Oil on Linen

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