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Calmer Weather, Oia
Calmer Weather, Oia

Watercolor on Paper 22" x 28" It was challenging to paint in Greece. In addition to trying to capture all the new and exciting scenes filled with unfamiliar trees and geographic formations, we experienced unusual and exceptionally high winds. When we arrived on Santorini, a bad storm with near hurricane gusts was predicted to hit the island. Fortunately, for us, the worst part hit the mainland of Greece and we were unaffected. After that we had calmer weather with more dramatic skies.

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Thira Harbor
Thira Harbor

SOLD Watercolor on Paper 22" x 14" It was challenging to paint in Greece. In addition to trying to capture all the new and exciting scenes filled with unfamiliar trees and geographic formations, we experienced unusual and exceptionally high winds. When we arrived on Santorini, a bad storm with near hurricane gusts was predicted to hit the island. Fortunately, for us, the worst part hit the mainland of Greece and we were unaffected. After that we had calmer weather with more dramatic skies.

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Along the Ancient Sacred Way Delphi
Along the Ancient Sacred Way Delphi

SOLD Watercolor on Paper 14" x 20" As you walk up the Sacred Way to the ruins of the Temple of Apollo in Delphi, Greece you’ll encounter the Athenian Treasury Building. An inscription on the building’s base dates it to 490 BC and describes that it was dedicated to Apollo as first fruits from the Athenians victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon. The stone used for the treasury comes from the isle of Paros, which was noted for its white marble.

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Temple of Hephaestus
Temple of Hephaestus

SOLD Watercolor on Paper 10" x 14" Located at the east end of the ancient Greek Agora Market in Athens, Greece is the Temple of Hephaistos. The temple is named after and dedicated to the blacksmith god, Hephaistos. Construction was completed around 415 BC. Its columns are in the simple Doric style. It’s half the size of the Parthenon and took about 35 years to construct. This temple is one of the better-preserved buildings from antiquity and sits atop a small hill in a grove of olive trees.

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Axios Georgios Church, Oia
Axios Georgios Church, Oia

Watercolor on Paper 22" x 14" The yellow painted Agios Georgios Church is not the typical blue and white building that you might expect to see in Santorini. In this Greek village there are over 70 churches. Most are privately owned, built by fishing captains or sailors’ families to either insure a safe journey or to give thanks for returning home from a particularly bad voyage at sea. The interior of Agios Georgios is filled with beautifully hand painted religious pictures and frescos.

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The Sunset Windmill
The Sunset Windmill

Watercolor on Paper 14" X 22" During the 12th & 13th centuries windmills were first introduced to the Greek Cyclades Islands. Since then, over 600 windmills were constructed to grind grain for bread. They were situated along the coast to take full advantage of the wind. The straw covered roofs rotate according to the direction of the wind. Today these windmills have been repurposed and are used mainly for tourist’s lodging.

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Oia, Overlooking over the Caldera
Oia, Overlooking over the Caldera

SOLD Watercolor on Paper 10" x 14" Oia is a traditional village located in Santorini, Greece. It’s part of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Santorini’s crescent shape was created by a volcanic eruption that occurred over 4,000 years ago. Oia is perched high above the caldera overlooking the sea. Visitors enjoy amazing sunsets from its whitewashed Cycladic hotels and apartments. If you go, be on the lookout for Santorinian vampires which legend says inhabit the island.

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The Acropolis from the Pnyx
The Acropolis from the Pnyx

Watercolor on Paper 14" x 22" From this spot that overlooks the Acropolis is where democracy was born. The early Greeks would meet here; after offering a sacrifice to Zeus for a productive assembly they would debate politics. In a true democratic manner they voted on proposals by casting a stone – one stone per man.

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