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It’s Different in Winter

I loved working on this painting as we spend the first full winter in Greece for many years. Lockdown has kept us close to home, but how lucky are we to have a gorgeous long beach right on the doorstep. I’ve wandered along it in many weathers, and the ocean is often ominous and crashing. This painting though, portrays it somewhere in between that and the usual glorious calm blue it usually is during 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.

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Snapshot of Koroni

June 2018

This painting is portraying, in simple form, the small Greek town in the Peloponnese, where I currently spend a good deal of each year.  Koroni, like a lot of small coastal towns in Greece, has a lovely buzzing harbour, with whitewashed buildings spilling down from the surrounding hills.

The painting is in acrylic, and in a new technique for me, as I explore different ways of capturing more abstract landscapes.

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

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Art Weekly No 172 – Blue Chairs, Koroni

Blue Chair21st September 2016

As I mentioned in my recent Newsletter, I will be including some paintings from my #100 Painting Challenge in my Art Weekly mailouts. These paintings are a little smaller than A5, and done in various mediums – if you follow my Jackie Sherwood Artist page in Facebook, or Instagram, you may have seen them when they were originally posted.

I love these blue wooden chairs which seem to be scattered all over Greece! I took this photo when we first arrived in Koroni, and have often sketched and painted them. Unfortunately (for me) now, the building behind has been repaired and painted, very smartly, in a bright mustard colour. It just somehow just doesn’t have the appeal any more!

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.

Blue Chairs, Koroni
Price: AUD$ 75.00
Size: 17 x 13cm
(Postage and handling included)

 

 

 

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Art Weekly 150 – Spring Olive Grove, Greece

AW-150_SpringOliveGrove-23rd September 2014 –

Its such a pity that most visitors come to Greece in the summer and miss out on the wild flowers during the spring months.  Its a beautiful season, particularly in this area, as all the olive groves seem to burst into bloom with varying coloured carpets of flowers, changing as spring goes on. One day you might see pink or white carpets nestled under the trees, then a couple of weeks later everything will have changed to a brilliant yellow and then onto mauve. Of course, this is also when the poppies start to appear, but in all honestly I can’t really say they form carpets under the trees!  They do often appear in clumps in and around the olive groves though, sometimes accompanied with the beautiful vibrant blue wild irises.

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.

Spring Olive Grove, Greece
Price:  AUD$90.00
Size: 21 x 15cm
(Postage and handling included)

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Villa Koch, Kalamaki, Greece – May 2014

 

I was invited to take part in an Art Exhibition at the lovely Villa Koch with several other local artists of various nationalities.

It was a full-on weekend of art, music, food and wine and a wonderful experience to be amongst such a varied group of great artists.