There is little or no rain in Malta for at least three months of Summer. When the heavens open around September/October all of a sudden the parched earth bursts into vibrant life. By Spring, after a few months of rain, everywhere is bursting with greenery and flowers and I get the irresistible urge to paint landscapes again. The ubiquitous farmers' huts fascinate me - the simple square shape in the middle of the mad growth make great compositions. The older huts are rounded, made of rubble and called 'Girna', and for some reason are only found in the North of Malta. They are used as tool sheds, shade from the mid-day heat and stores for grain and seeds. By May the hay and straw is ready to be baled - the countryside turns golden and then earth brown for the Summer. And then there are the seas - impossible blues, purples and viridians......
This trio of canvases are a mixture of acrylic paint, ink-coloured collage papers and sand. They measure 40 x 30 cms and are 120 euro each
Malta Landscapes 2014
Malta Landscapes 2013
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