Sunday, July 20, 2014

Maltese balconies

Maltese balconies, watercolor 23 x 30 cm
These enclosed wooden balconies are one of the very typical characteristics of the Maltese architecture. Some are painted in bright colors, others have been neglected for decades. Some have elaborate carvings and decorations. Most are the size of a small balcony yet some of them are large and curve around the corner of the buildings. They are everywhere, sometimes hundreds of them in just one view.

Street in Valletta, charcoal sketch
Maltese balconies, charcoal sketch


Rita Vaselli said...

These balconies are similar to those I found in Spain! Very pleasant in warm places.
So beautiful representation of this architectural continuity in your watercolor and in your drawings, dear Blaga. I love the colors contrast and strong depth.
I hope that the summer is a good time for you and I wish you a nice week.

AK said...

We find such balconies in the older buildings in India. They have a lot of character. Beautifully rendered.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful painting of this typical architecture, Blaga. The light and shadows are fabulous, lovely colors too. I love the charcoal sketch with the endless rows of balconies! I'll send you some sunshine from overseas, have a great week!

Merce Ares said...

Hola Blaga: Muy buen gusto en rescatar estos originales balcones, que te has realizado con gran similitud. <felicitaciones y saludos!!!

Tito said...

Ciao Blaga, ho avuto un periodo intenso che mi ha tenuto lontano dal blog. Ho ammirato i tuoi ultimi lavori, complimenti, sia per le vedute di La Valletta che per questi deliziosi balconi maltesi.Spero che la situazione nell'ambito lavorativo migliori e che tu possa ritrovare la serenità. Un abbraccio.