Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Greek Island Life

For Perikles Vyzantios | Nov 2, 2020

This is more or less inspired by a painting by Perikles Vyzantios, who was the head of the art school on Hydra for many years. The motif is old but it looks more or less the same these days, those carts are still used to carry freight from the cargo boat. Maybe the cats have changed?

I named this painting "Perikles and Mr. Blue in the port"
Watercolor, pen, ink.
Size 38 x 29cm (15 x 11.5").

Henry Miller Blue

Oct 20, 2020 | Comments: 1

I have always loved Henry Miller's paintings, especially his watercolors. I tried to catch some of his blue here.

Watercolor, pen.
Size 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9.5"). Available.

Pharoah Sanders, 80

Mailart | Oct 13, 2020 | Comments: 3

Happy Birthday to the great Pharoah Sanders, 80 years old today!

I made this mailart stampsheet as a small tribute. 

Hydra Town, 2011

Oct 7, 2020 | Comments: 1

A view of Hydra town with the typical church. Where's the cat?

Watercolor, ink, pen.
Size 29 x 37cm (11.5 x 14.5").
 

Not that house

Hydra | Sep 29, 2020 | Comments: 1

I remember when we came to Hydra in the 80's, often sitting in the port in the evening, drinking an ouzo or a beer at The Sailing Café. This was our view. Funny, for a while we thought that one of the white houses up there was Leonard Cohen's, because a friend of ours had said that his house was in that area and it was white and overgrown by bourgainvillea. Haha, how many houses did fit that description?

This painting is from 2018 and I call it "Leonard Cohen doesn't live there".

It's watercolor and pen and the size is 18 x 25 cm (7 x 10").
This is still available.
Now in the menu - art for sale (originals and prints

 

The Old Hood

R8 | Sep 23, 2020 | Comments: 1

We used to live in this hood for twenty years, maybe there are even more apartment buildings there now. Like this?

Watercolor, ink & pen
Size 28 x 38cm (11 x 15").