Monday, 15 September 2008

It's all Greek to me!

These photos are the reason why there has been precious little going on here at SerenArts, for the last week or so! Too busy chasing the sun, instead of working. "Well!" I hear you cry. " It's all right for some! And it was- in fact, better than alright! It was just perfect!!! Parts of Greece, as anywhere, are beautiful, but this part was truly breathtaking... on the foothills of the mountains with only the wildlife breaking the silence. Oh, and us of course shrieking with childish abandon in the pool! We shared the pool with frogs, bats and swallows of an evening, and the little private beach with a very odd, octopus fisherman, that you could hear for miles hooking up the entire contents of his throat to spit out between the stanzas of his badly sung sea-shanties! Maybe it was bait, who knows, but we all got a fit of the giggles over it!
I hope you like these photos- I have come back full of inspiration for new paintings and cannot wait to get on with things. So watch this space for all that is Greekly sunny, calm and tranquil, inspired by our little slice of paradise we were privy to. Enjoy!
ps... can you see the little praying mantis in the leaf photo? What were the chances of spotting that fellow, heh?!


Norma Pugh said...

What beautiful memories. Can't wait to see how you have been inspired! Happy working. Love Mems and Peps

Serena said...

If it hadn't been for your generosity, we wouldn't have all this inspiration, or all that fun! What a time we all had!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for such a wonderful holiday- you guys are very special indeed! X

chrisbellinger said...

Being a very poor art student (!) have not been able to travel for past couple of years, well I tell a lie I did manage a trip t o new York with Uni, but I mean summer holiday travel . so have been unable to combine painting with looking at inspiring scenery, however I have the memories and these appear in my artwork. look forwared to see seeing some Greek paintings.....Do you sketch?


Simply gorgeous,,,,all!
I could not spot the preying mantis,,,,tried hard. God does such a good job of helping creatures protect themselves.
Hope you paint the boats,,,,bet you will!

Serena said...

Hi Chris- New York must have been a hoot! Lots to see and paint. I do sketch, but quite badly I think- I am definitely more of a painter than a drawer! I notice you sketch a lot- I used to live down your way as a child, so I like seeing your pics of the Pompey area!

Yassos Babs! Our strange little friend is nearly bang in the middle slightly to the left! And you've won your bet, naturally- I have just got to paint some of those boats!! I'm a real sucker for 'em! Got a feeling you would have loved it over there...we'll have to sort out those magic carpets! x