Gatehouse and Chapel Lunzjata Valley

Gatehouse and Chapel Lunzjata Valley

Really like this loose style of painting - you can feel the heat in this too.

Love this one, Thalia! Looks gorgeous - and hot!

Love the shadows, the greens and the composition of this Thalia. Very vibrant and fresh.

Lovely fresh painting Nancy and my thanks for commenting on my work.

Unmistakably a Thalia. So effective with but few colours. Lovely.

Beautiful quick and loose painting, Thalia, with you warm colours.

Love your dark rich greens Thalia.

Lovely to see these locations -great palette used

Thank you very much for such kind encouraging comments, Heather, Margaret[actually not very hot...yet!] Thank you Carole, Dennis, Jim [yes...throw as much thick juicy paint on it as I can before the sun dries it too much for wet in wet!] Thank you, Cesare, Val, and David, yes indeed, a beautiful spot to paint. The sketch group will be there again on Tuesday. Really looking forward to it! The green is Perylene, W/N, used straight out of the tube, almost no water!

Oh I love a dab of Perylene green!! You’ve got some great shadows from it. I like the tree front left too.

Lovely fresh sketch; it shows you enjoyed painting it!

Hey Thalia, a real hint of Cezanne. Love it

Thank you Diana, it was those trees front left and the light between and behind that caught my eye initially! And yes Perylene is a favourite with me! thanks Matthew, indeed I just love painting outside, anywhere, any time! Wow! A huge thank you, Guy, Cezanne,Oh boy It's surprising who we're influenced by without realising it!

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Lunzjata[Lunzeeyarta] Valley, is the pride of Gozo. Green and lush all year as it is fed by several springs, and forms the most important intensive farming area on this tiny island. One of my favourite places to paint plein air. I painted this scene before my fellow sketchers arrived. The little chapel was originally built as a hunting lodge by the Knights of St John. The gatehouse, partially seen on the left, is used by an Arts council. I painted this mainly wet into wet, really enjoying the speed of execution!

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