A strong image. The setting sun highlights the picture of the powerful foundations on which the Church is built, exemplified here by the Cittadella, as seen from Zebbug.
Marsalforn, how it was over a hundred years ago. This serene scene calms any viewer who has an eye for the past...
The second of the two Salt Harvest works: it shows the Cini family in a wider context. They are tirelessly gathering the salt, from the pans at Xwejni, for eventual sale. The building next to Qolla Bajda is derelict. The beauty inherent in the Maltese stone is never more evident than here, at sunset. Nor is the peace that can found in the Gozitan countryside at the end of the day.
Ghar ("cave") Qalwa lies at the end of Marsalforn bay, unmistakable to Gozo-lovers. The main feature of this work, though, is the sky. The most wonderful cloudscapes can be seen over the open sea. These are storm clouds, threatening but, in their own way, spectacularly beautiful, especially when caught in the rays of the setting sun.
The painting is framed in sympathetically-decorated, solid wood.
It is almost impossible to render the sun within a painting. This attempt, with more than a passing nod to Turner, comes close. It captures the beauty of a summer sunrise over the waters of Marsalforn bay. Although early, the heat of the coming day is palpable.
In early spring, the colours of Xlendi bay are particularly vivid. The small works of man, in the foreground, contrast with the mighty ones from Nature, the main subject.
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The landscape of Gozo is dotted with antique farm structures, with associated dry-stone walls. The land behind Sannat, towards the Sanap cliffs, is still largely unspoiled and this is a lovely example, seen in the late afternoon sunlight. The donkey is waiting for its master…