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New Summer Seascapes

New Summer Seascapes

Even though I’m one of those cowardly types who can’t stand cold water and rarely go swimming before the end of June, I do love gazing at the sea... Well, who doesn’t? Charakopio is a couple of kilometres from the Messinian gulf, and a smidge more from the open shores...

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Lockdown Sketches – Week Six

Lockdown Sketches – Week Six

Day 36: Week Six of full Greek Lockdown and my sixth and last week of daily lockdown drawings. Really enjoyed this drawing of an ancient wooden door, with its rust and peeling turquoise paint, revealing a previous life as a yellow ochre door. Day 37: This drawing was...

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Lockdown Sketches – Week Five

Lockdown Sketches – Week Five

Looking through my daily lockdown drawings so far, I’m pleased to find there a few I’m rather happy with, along with several which strongly invoke the internal critic. Then there’s the odd drawing I’m almost embarrassed to post but as I’ve committed to sharing a daily...

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Lockdown Sketches – Week Four

Lockdown Sketches – Week Four

The subject for day 22 of Corona daily lockdown drawings, is a beautiful and tenacious wild flower, or is it a pretty weed maybe? I picked a tiny piece of this plant years ago whilst on a walk and planted it in an old feta tin on the kerb outside our house. Those tins...

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Lockdown Sketches – Week Three

Lockdown Sketches – Week Three

Welcome to week three of my new series of daily sketchbook drawings, started when the full lockdown in Greece began on 23rd March. As the days have gone on, I've gradually settled into doing these little drawings and am enjoying the challenge of choosing subject...

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Lockdown Sketches – Week Two

Lockdown Sketches – Week Two

Week two of this new series of daily sketchbook drawings done during the Corona Virus lockdown in Greece... Spring is in full force here at the moment and the geraniums are at their peak. I'm happy to see new, tender leaves on this inherited hibiscus plant which until...

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