When I first got to Paros, Greece this past May, I stayed up in the hills above the small fishing village of Aliki. Having left my heavy Nikon camera at home, I thought I'd do little water color sketches of the places I visited rather than take photographs. This first painting is the view from the house in the hills looking down past the garden to the Aegean Sea. The small houses in the distance are on the nearby island of Anti Paros. Not seen here are the two larger islands of Naxos and Ios - which were hidden from view in the haze.