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Art Weekly No 138 – Sitia, Crete

AW-138_Sitia-CreteFor Sale – 5th March 2014

This painting is a smaller version of one I’ve nearly completed. My first painting of this scene was about 15 years ago, from a photo I took when we stayed there in the 1970’s.

On a visit back to Crete a year or two ago, it seemed a good time to visit Sitia once again. I’d always had great memories of staying in a simple room there, right on the edge of the lovely harbour, and was interested to see what had changed.  Rather a lot had in fact, but despite a lot more modern apartment buildings, it has still managed to retain lots of character around the harbour, and if one squints a little, the buildings behind it can still look as they did back in the 70’s!

If  you would like to buy this painting, please click on this link to my Art Weekly Online Shop, or if you’d rather deal with me direct, please email me at jackie@jackiesherwood.com.

Sitia, Crete
Price: AUD$ 90.00
Size: 21 x 15cm
(Postage and handling included)

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A Painting A Week No 127 – Chania, Crete

AW-127_Chania-Crete

For Sale – 31st July 2013 – 

We were in Crete a little over a year ago with some Sydney friends, and this was my favourite place. Chania is the second largest city in Crete, but it feels more like a bustling town. The ‘old town’ is built around a lovely harbour, and crammed with the usual Greek tavernas and bars. Behind this, is a myriad of lanes and alleyways to explore – fairly touristy I guess, but the whole place does have a great buzz to it, even when you get further away from the harbour, where’ll you’ll also find some interesting Minoan excavations, as well as Venetian and Turkish areas.

This painting is of a very small area along the waterfront (our hotel was the pale blue one on the right!), with the haphazard line of awnings, and shops and restaurants below. It was fairly windy when we visited, and the harbour was rough, hence no boats lined up along the front.

If you would like to buy this painting, please click on this link to my Art Weekly Online Shop, or if you’d rather deal with me direct, please email me at jackie@jackiesherwood.com.

Chania, Crete
Price:  AUD$90.00
Size: 21 x 15cm
(Postage and handling included)