Sunday, July 23, 2017

"Temple Ruins"
9 x 12 ” Acrylic on canvas

When the Virtual Paintout decided to explore the island of Malta, I knew I would be checking out the aerchological sites. The Virtual Paintout is an art challenge, where we use Google Street View to paint or draw the local landscape. Malta is one of the oldest civilized islands in the Mediterranean. It has aercheological excavations dating as far back as the Stone Age, and this site, Tas Silg, dates from about 3500BC. to about 350A.D., with one temple being built on top of another.  I decided to paint here, because I was facinated by what these buildings might have been like,  and the contrast between these old blocks and the quiet, timeless landscape around them. 

Done in acrylics, I wanted this piece to have the feel of a visitor sitting there and sketching what they saw. You can see it yourself here

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