Monday, June 23, 2014

Scenes from Valletta

Between the world cup, gardening and catching up at work I finally found some time and energy to paint. The two value sketches, done during a couple of football matches, helped to get the motivation for the large paintings.
These two I did following Alvaro's technique, which is perfect for city scenes with stark contrasts of light and shade.

Valletta, Republic Square, watercolor 54 x 40 cm
Valletta, Republic Square, charcoal sketch
Valletta, the Library, watercolor 54 x 40 cm
Valletta, the Library, charcoal sketch


11 comments:

Isabelle said...

belle évolution Blaga.il est intéressant de voir le croquis fusain qui a guidé ton aquarelle

Tito said...

Molto belli questi due scorci della Valletta, due acquerelli dipinti con bravura e determinazione. Bella la luce in tutte e due i lavori. Abbraccio.

Judy said...

Wow, they are GOOD, Blaga! The contrast in both paintings is beautiful!

Blaga said...

Merci, Isabelle! Normalement, je ne fais pas des croquis, mais je pense qu'ils m'ont beaucoup aide

Thank you, Tito! I did feel more free and brave after having done the sketches. It is surprising how this helps.

Thank you so much, Judy! I was having fun painting these and am happy with the result, especially considering the size.

Rita Vaselli said...

Light is the protagonist of these two landscapes that you painted with great skill. You have learned from Alvaro, but the style is your own. This, too, learn from others, being yourself is true wonderful.
Congratulations dear Blaga!!!!!

Jane said...

Two excellent works that also show your great drawing skills in . Beautiful how the light hits the wall in the first one !

Blaga said...

Thank you for your very nice words, Rita! It is interesting how certain subjects remind you of a given artist and seem to dictate using their techniques. I know that all different techniques and learned styles will gradually merge into more and more of my own style. I'll let it happen by itself.

Thank you, Jane! Light in the city is very interesting subject to me, with its different shapes throughout the day. And different color...

Jean Lurssen said...

I admire artists who can draw buildings like this. It is very difficult. Lovely results from your value sketches Blaga.

Blaga said...

Dear Jean, drawing buildings seems difficult if you try to put in every detail. It is surprising how little you actually need to do to suggest complex architectural elements. Thank you so much for your comment!

Sadami said...

Dear Blaga, lovely sketches. I'm not good at architecture though, your work is good! Particularly, colour contrast is vivid and strong and eye pleasant. Just keep on sketching.
Best wiahwa, Sadami

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

I like the sketches so much. Library in watercolor is my favorite, great contrasts, great sun.