Friday, June 5, 2009
This painting was made while sitting before the Parthenon, in late May, in the hot Athens sun. I found a small section of shade in which to paint. I met another American painter who had discovered the same ideal painting spot and a young boy who didn't speak English, but was an enthusiastic observer of our work. It was delightful to take a moment away from the busyness of tourists and Athens to sit quietly and observe an extraordinary bit of history.