Landscapes and beasts
Last night at 2 am (May 24, 2020) I drew the plans and then painted the canvas and called it “O GEROS TIGRIS”. Then I wrote on the back of the funny painting the (supposedly) ancient saying “he who gives landscape, gives also the beasts” and I signed it as “Anaximandrophilus Piraeus, end of the 1st century BC”, meaning the philosophy of the decline of Greco-Roman times.
 
 
 
"Exupery and His Little Prince", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2018
 
"My Life Ascended from Corruption toward Thee, o Lord", acrylic on canvas, 2020
 
 
“A Window to the Aegean”, acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, April 7, 2020
Fr. Stamatis painted the painting (which continues the series with Aegean landscapes, which move him very much anyway) wondering how difficult it is for everyone to stay indoors. He proposes aesthetic solutions that open the visual horizon of any person who remains confined to four walls of one room. He suggests hanging photos and paintings on the walls with landscapes that offer our eyes wide horizons and pleasant landscapes, which amuse boredom. In fact, the painting that will function figuratively as a psychic window has a painted window, from which we enjoy the landscape of the Aegean island with the chapel, the ancient remains, and the boat and with the girl who treats us all with the desired fresh watermelon. Ontologically, we live at home, but aesthetically we also enjoy holidays in our favorite Aegean. Good endurance and blessed Pascha to everyone! May we all exit our homes, when God allows!
 
A Vase with "Three Colors", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2020
 
"St. Luke of Simferopol and Crimea performs surgery", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, 2020
 
"Captain", acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
"Tropical Landscape", Stamatis Skliris, acrylic on canvas, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wonder Lake, acrylic on canvas, 2019 by Stamatis Skliris and Kosta Bojovic
 
Wild Horse, acrylic on canvas, 2012
 
White Magpie, acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
 
 
 
"The Boat we are Waiting for", acrylic on canvas, Half Moon Bay, 2019
 
 
 
A Portrait of a Girl, acrylic on cardboard, California 2019
 
A Portrait of a Girl, acrylic on paper, 2019
 
Portrait of a Friend, acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
"The Boat we are Waiting for", acrylic on canvas, Santa Barbara, 2019
 
"Lambri", or "How the Orthodox celebrate the Night of the Resurrection", acrylic on canvas, 2019

It is a gladness of soul, a record of the Eucharist's experience, that all these years I thanked my Parish, with all these people of God who came to for the vigil on the Holy Saturday night outside the temple with smiling faces and candles in their hands and celebrating Christ who was THEIR OWN.
 
"St John the Baptist", acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
Dolphin, Little Dolphin, acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
А Shellfish with a Little Fish, acrylic on canvas, 2019
 
Basket with Fruits, 2018
 
"A Couple Sailing to a Small Island", acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"Εxcessive People", acrylic on canvas, Stamatis Skliris, February 2019
Starting with the news about the refugees whom we consider to be "excesses", unnecessarily (since there is no place for them,) Fr. Stamatis began a dark canvas painting honoring the migrants and as repentance for neglect of their breaking stories. This image of "excessive people" will become even darker over the years to come.
 
"A Couple Sailing to a Small Island", acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
A Girl Who Prays, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
An Aged Man, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"An Indian on a White Horse", 2018.
 
"The captain dodges the island with a festive ship decorated with flags", 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Paradisiacal, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
Dostoyevsky, acrylic on canvas, 2018

At first, I was thinking of filling the background with thick snow and the hero wearing a thick vest. I rendered the face with a transparent turquoise color, peripherally, and once I saw how the face is shining from the white color of the canvas I changed and left the canvas uncolored. When I saw that the portrait is unfinished, I thought that the cold snow was rendered as if it were inside and not around it.
 
The desperate (Η απεγνωσμένη), acrylic on board, 2018
 
"Red Boat with a Red Moon", acrylic on board, 2018
 
Shepherd Flutist, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"An Orange Who Gives All", acrylic on board, 2018
 
Nikos Gavriel Pentzikes, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"Orange Steamer", acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"The Elder Abess Gavrilia with Her Angels", acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"Starfish on Red Sand", acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
"The Declaration of Independence", acrylic on canvas, 2018

The mother, on the left, more static, looking from above, with earrings and pearls, in hypothetical dialogue with the daughter.
 
“Dama Azul”, Acrylic on canvas, 2017
 
A street vendor selling pastry in Piraeus (Koulourdzis from Piraeus), combination of encaustic technique and acrylics, 2018
 
Paralympics winner, acrylic on canvas, 2018
 
“Melody of Waters”, Acrylic on canvas, December 2017

In this painting we see an abstract approach to the circle of life that water takes. At the bottom there is a lake, from which water evaporates, rises, and creates the clouds that are at the top of the painting. The clouds produce rain, and from the rain, waterfalls are created.
 
King koulourtzis, acrylic on wooden board, 2017
 
Girl with a Brooch, Acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2017
 
 
 
"A Shellfish and a Fish", Egg tempera on wood, 2017
 
"Indian", acrylic on board, 2017
 
Angel of the Resurrection, Acrylic on canvas, 2017
 
Shepherd of the Nativity, Acrylic on canvas, 2017
 
 
 
"A Lady Pianist", acrylic on canvas, Athens, 2016. Fr Stamatis explains the creative desire in young lady pianist. The girl is depicted bending forward, in the moment of creativity, composing a new melody, while her eye "reads" the music, with undivided attention to the sound of piano, and the piano becomes elastic and cyclical… It is an ecstatic expression.
 
"St. Luke (the Surgeon) and Albert Schweitzer", detail: St. Luke (the Surgeon), acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2016
 
"St. Luke (the Surgeon) and Albert Schweitzer", detail: Albert Schweitzer, acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2016
 
"St. Luke (the Surgeon) and Albert Schweitzer", acrylic on canvas, by Stamatis Skliris, 2016
 
"Basket of fruit", acrylic on board, 2015
 
“Dama Azul”, Acrylic on canvas, Mexico City 2015
 
"Before the Moon and the Sea of Santa Barbara", Acrylic on card board, 2015
 
"The Kiss" (Erotokritos), acrylic on canvas, 50x70 cm, 2015
"Το φιλί" (Ἐρωτόκριτος), ακρυλικό σε καμβά, 50x70 εκ., 2015
 
The Portrait of Dr. Dimitrios Kyriazis, unfinished, detail, acrylic on board, 2015
 
The Portrait of Dr. Dimitrios Kyriazis, acrylic on board, 2015. Father Stamatis painted Dr. Kyriazis as he arrives (after a trajectory in dark wood) to a light-house which illumines landscape and himself; it symbolizes the words his mother told him when he embarked on his life: "may you have a good enlightenment, my child". Bitten apple symbolizes life experience.
 
The Portrait of Dr. Dimitrios Kyriazis, unfinished, acrylic on board, 2015
 
The Portrait of Dr. Dimitrios Kyriazis, unfinished, acrylic on board, 2015
 
“Old Stone Bridge in Roscoe, Illinois”, Acrylic on canvas, december 2014
 
 
 
A Pine with Three Cypresses, 13 x 5.6 cm, a very small miniature, encaustic
 
Muse Euphrosyne, Detail, 60 x 90 cm, Encaustic Painting
 
Muse Euphrosyne, 60 x 90 cm, Encaustic Painting
 
 
 
An Indian Lady dances and plays music, acrylic on canvas, unfinished, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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