Here in the Indoorsman Studio I've made forty small watercolors for Redfox Press and their Assembling Box project. Twenty-five artists submit original work for this anthology, a box full of A5-sized paintings, stampsheets, collages and other bits and pieces.
My contribution is a one-line ink drawing with watercolors, rubberstamp and collage. Made on a page from an old Greek book. I used to do one-line scrabbles like this when I was child...
Here's a preview - more to come.
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").
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".