Thursday, March 12, 2020

New paintings

After months of work, I have completed the finishing touches for the works that I have created for the Melbourne International Flower Garden Show which takes place from 25- 29 March.

I am exhibiting these paintings with our group The Northern Artists. There is  section of the Flower Show dedicated to art based on garden themes.
Here is a selection of the works that I have prepared. They range from 1 meter by 1 meter to around 70cm x 50cm





Saturday, November 16, 2019

A fond farewell to Greece

It was a wonderful trip, and I have many wonderful images in my head. 


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mycenae

Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization in the second century BC.  It had been inhabited since the  Early Neolithic period (5000 4000 BC) 

The period of Greek history from about 1600 BC to about 1100 BC is called Mycenaean when it was at its peak. In 1350 BC, the citadel and lower town had a population of 30,000.


Today, tourists go there to see the famous gate to the citadel called the Lion Gate.

In 1841  Greek archaeologist  found and restored it.

In the 1870s other excavations in the citadel revealed many treasures from graves that are housed in the museum nearby. 














Archeological Museum in Napflion

 A couple of hours spent time travelling back to 6,000BC and then travelling forward in time at the  Archaeological Museum in Napflion. Images below .... not in chronological order.
I love seeing what the ancestors were making BCE.
And here they all are, out of context and being examined by us in this post modern, technological age, and we are still swooning over their beauty.

 The glassware above is around 500BC!!!

These sisters above are from 7th - 6th century BC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Jewellery from the 1500 - 1400 BCE






Misty morning at Napflion


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Monemvassia

 Monemvasia is a medieval town on an island linked by a causeway. There is foot traffic only in the town. It is very very hilly.








Below is the entrance to the town.