Painting of the old Windmills on Mykonos Island by Sabina von Arx
Ancient Windmills of Mykonos from the 16th Century
The Mykonos windmills are an iconic feature of the Greek island of Mykonos. The island is one of the Cyclades islands, with its neighbour Delos in the Aegean Sea. Tourists quickly find out that the windmills can be seen from every point of the village. Most windmills face towards the North where the island’s climate sources its strongest winds over the largest part of the year. altogether there are 16 windmills on Mykonos of which seven are positioned on the landmark hill in Chora. Most of them were built by the Venetians in the 16th century. They were primarily used to mill wheat. The architecture of each of them is similar. That means all have a round shape, white colour and a pointed roof and very small windows. Such windmills are found on almost all Cyclades islands.
My Painting Approach
For my watercolor paintings I chose a semi-abstract approach. Therefore I change the local color to powerful tones and shades of atmospheric light. Thus the painting depicts a dreamy world of wonderful holidays. See my other Posts for paintings from Europe Greece – Santorini The Island For Honeymooners and Italy – Pai Sopra on Lake Garda a romantic place to visit. Art Prints on paper and canvas prints of the ancient windmills are available in different sizes and qualities. Get inspired and visit my online art gallery for more paintings from Greece https://sabina-vonarx.pixels.com.
The white church Panagia Paraportiani is another landmark of Mykonos island