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Hot Summer Days

Hot Summer Days

This painting was inspired by the hot summer days here in Greece. We recently spent some time exploring the dramatic Mani Peninsula, just across the bay from where we are in Messinia. This area is so very different from where we live. The landscape is mostly harsh and mountainous, with bare hillsides and haphazard rock walls and tall dried grasses.

Created on canvas, my intention in this painting was to convey the dry rocky landscape and the heat of a Greek summer.

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Morning Calm, Koroni

Photos taken in the mornings of the lovely harbour in Koroni usually capture the beautifully calm waters of the bay, stretching across to the Mani Peninsula in the distance.  It’s not necessarily so calm later in the day!

Details of this painting can be found in Gallery – Greece.

Details of this painting can also be found in Gallery – Oceans.

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Waving in the Breeze

As the weather gets hotter, these wonderful plants start flowering everywhere in Greece. They thrive in the hot dry summers, and there are swathes of them everywhere along the sides of the roads and up in the hills. They sway majestically in the wind and are often adorned with an insect of some sort sitting right in the middle of the huge flower!  I know them as Queen Anne’s Lace but I believe they’re also known as ‘Wild Carrot’.

Details of this painting can be found in Gallery – Greece.