The First Paintings of Malta

A beautiful path of colorful flower petals inspire me!

A beautiful path of colorful flower petals inspire me!

Paintings of Maltese boats, paintings of the Malta coastline, the Maltese falcon, the beautiful caves ready to be explored: These are the things that I dreamed of painting! I had the good fortune to travel to Malta (and some other wonderful places-but that’s for another day) this summer, and it did NOT disappoint!

A slightly larger version of my first study

Malta Boat at Rest, 10 x 10 Custom Framing, $210.00 A slightly larger version of my first study

Malta is the type of place artists dream of, but rarely get to see. I am fortunate to have gone. I did however, have to travel with a very large group of people through another country for a week before we made it to Malta. Even in Malta, it was a daily “journey” of sorts. It is always a challenge for people who are not artists to travel with those of us who are. For example: I want to stop and look at the buildings where the light is hitting just perfectly, or in the garden with the beautiful shadows and brightly colored flowers, or take dozens of photos of the tip of just one boat. As you can imagine, it must be annoying to them. So I had to balance my desire to paint/photograph, take in sights. Most of my photos were done while in motion-sort of a bouncing camera while walking type of shots. I mean, this trip was not actually all about me. Bummer.

One of the places I wanted to go most of all was Marsaxlokk. It is a lovely fishing village-and was on the top of my “must do” list. Unfortunately I only got to spend about 2 hours there, and wouldn’t you know it, it was overcast for 1 hour and 45 of those minutes. Artists and photographers…do you feel my pain?
Well, in the span of those 2 hours I took over 800 photos-so I was not gonna let a sky full of clouds stop me!

I want to share with you some of the photos of Malta that might give you a hint of what inspired me, and then a few of the freshest paintings off my easel:

Look at those colors in the boat!

Look at those colors in the boat!

 

Fishing boats in Marsaxlokk bay, Malta.

Fishing boats in Marsaxlokk bay, Malta.

Look at this color!

Look at this color!

 

A beautiful building in Mdina, Malta

A Lovely location in Mdina, Malta. 11 x 14, custom framing, $275.00

Now for some paintings:

Malta Boat Study 6 x 6-Framed, 125.00

Malta Boat Study 6 x 6-Framed, 125.00

Thanks so much for reading and looking. I  hope you will consider having one of these paintings in your home!

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2 Comments

  1. Charles Ponall
    July 9, 2015

    Beautiful!!—not only your artistry but you as well!
    So very proud of my wonderful daughter! Keep up
    your remarkable work! Love you……..Dad

    Reply
  2. Monica
    July 9, 2015

    I want to go to Malta! Beautiful pictures, amazing paintings!!! I want to see more!

    Reply

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