Castle entryway colored

Yellow castle

Yellow castle

I went ahead and used the yellow umber for the stucco.  In the spirit of the past vivid wall coverings, the light beige just seemed too plain.  There were nice touches of red in the window frames and I added some red flowers next to the stone wall. Since these castles are usually built high up on the mountainside or riverside you often see a panoramic view of the country beyond the walls.

My son just came back from a business trip to Germany last month so I hope to have more pictures to work from.  I think I will try a few with just regular pen and ink and watercolors or pastels.  Old World buildings are just too much fun to draw.  Modern architecture rarely has the intricate detail work seen from centuries back and I think that is a shame.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jen Chaudhry
    Oct 18, 2015 @ 12:48:48

    i like it! Almost looks like it’s glowing!


  2. Carol King
    Oct 20, 2015 @ 00:21:29

    Looking good so far. Did you use the elegant writer again? It looks like it.


  3. lesliepaints
    Oct 20, 2015 @ 14:05:49

    Very interesting, Ruth. I like the color choices in this. It looks old and ancient for sure! Will be interested in seeing more from Germany


  4. Rachel Murphree
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 14:59:29

    oh this is SO beautiful! what a glowing color.


    • ruthsartwork
      Nov 01, 2015 @ 19:15:53

      Thanks. I have had fun with the elegant writer pen and the German drawings. I love to imagine what vibrant colors might have been used centuries ago. Even now, you can see buildings that are a kind of coral red stucco and some bright yellows.


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