Prompted by the Royal Jubilee Celebrations in the UK this coming week, today’s pictures are of Carisbrooke Castle, on The Isle of Wight.
Best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned during the English Civil War, this fortress has lived through 800 years of service ~ resisting siege from The French and repelling the Spanish Armada. More recently, it was the summer residence of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, when she was governor of The Isle of Wight (1896-1944). Remarkably well preserved it is now an English Heritage tourist attraction, open to the public.
Built on a site which is thought to have been occupied since pre-Roman times, this motte-and-bailey castle stands atop Mount Joy, overlooking the island and the main street of the village where we live. We can see it from Carisbrooke College where we work ~ some days it stands out clearly but at other times it seems ethereal, bathed hazy mist, even on a sunny day:
VOS # 10 CARISBROOKE CASTLE
Using alkyd and white spirit, The Artist has used the Rub Back technique on both these pictures – creating highlight and detail by taking areas of paint away to reveal the layers underneath.
THE GATEWAY TOWER
Find the Logo
As these are traditional paintings, there are no logos to find.
Most people commented that they had trouble seeing where the logos had been placed in last week’s images (Joss, over at Walking In Beauty found four – but there are more!) Maybe the images were too small? To rectify the situation, and to give viewers another chance, I will upload a larger image of the finished piece tomorrow.
As with all our work, the usual copyright conditions apply. We trust you will respect that! 🙂