Poetry and artwork - Henry Denander

Back on Hydra

Aug 7, 2015

 Sketch painting:
"Old couple slowly walking the port of Hydra"

Going to spend August here in Greece,
feels good to be back.
House and garden in good shape and
fresh figs now from our tree.
I'll bring out my painting gear and try to be productive.
Is there a Hydra motif I haven't tried to
paint yet?
Maybe take a slow walk in the port?
We'll see

2015 painting

Feb 13, 2015
Here's a brand new painting, "City with two cars".
Water color and ink, 20x30 cm.


New Hydra painting

Oct 20, 2014

"East Port Side"
38x29 cm
October 2014

The sun is shining on the houses down in the port. Even now in October the Greek sun is strong, Hydra Island is very quiet. 

Bebop - take 2

Sep 29, 2014

A more final Bebop take, in a larger format.

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Sep 24, 2014

A recent jazz watercolor sketch. Two saxophones and a trumpet.



Jazz Duo

Sep 13, 2014

"Saxophone & Trumpet, take 2"

A new take on this duo, inspired by an old black & white photo. 

Blue door - λουλάκι πόρτα

Aug 25, 2014

Our blue Greek door, it sure needed to be painted...

Greek still-life

Aug 21, 2014

French watercolors, Greek stuff. And two cats.
Painting made today.

Tenor, 2014

Aug 21, 2014

A brand new take on a tenor saxophone player,
I wonder how many of these I've done over the years?

Man in blue pin-striped suit

Aug 18, 2014

August is warm here on Hydra, we are still waiting for the Meltemi wind.

Here a new painting "LC in the Port, 1985",  loosly based on seeing the Canadian songwriter/poet having his coffee at the Sailing Café, wearing his traditional pin-striped suit in the morning sun.

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