Plaka, Milos island
These were sketched from the village of Plaka, high over the Gulf of Milos. Milos is of course famously the place where the Venus de Milo was found (or possibly more accurately the Aphrodite of Milos). Also like Santorini, it is volcanic and there is a huge bay that is the hollow of the volcanic crater. The first picture was the view from a café where Tom and Flo wrote postcards home while I painted. The second picture was later on after we’d climbed to the top of the Kastro and rewarded ourselves when we were back in the village with lunch at this wonderful cake shop.