Lion Gate, Mycenae

Lion Gate, Mycenae

Title: Lion Gate, Mycenae
Original: $450.00
Size: 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Medium: graphite pencil & watercolor
Location & Date: Mycenae, Greece – May 29, 2002

George’s Postcard Note: What a thrill to see the 4000 -year-old walls of Mycenae, their huge stones looming over the pass as we drove up toward it. I remembered my Art History 101 pictures in the Lion Gate. Now I was amazed by how truly massive it is. . The mid-afternoon sun was baking hot, but I was fascinated by the sharp shadows it cast. It’s on the main route into the site, and it seemed to be school outing day. Many people, many onlookers, and few comments. One American couple exclaimed, “Watercolor!”and wished me luck. I was hoping the sun block was working.