View Full Version : Llawhaden Castle.

07-10-2008, 02:35 PM
To day was another wet day here in Wales. :( . Rode down to Llawhaden village and decided to paint within the Castle. I was able to stand in one of the undercrofts out of the rain and paint one of the crumbling rear towers.

Oil on unstretched canvas 9x11 Ĺ"

Thanks for looking, :wave: Dave

07-10-2008, 04:32 PM
Loving the distant blue hills and then the cool lime greens.

07-10-2008, 09:32 PM
I agree with Spyderbabe. Sure looks like Wales to me!

07-11-2008, 03:25 AM
Thanks Kathleen and Debbie, nice to have your comments. Iím still battling with my greens and that was my first go at stone work
Cheers for now, :wave: Dave

Donna T
07-11-2008, 08:16 AM
This is very nice, Dave, and I think you did a great job with the greens and the stonework. How many of us get to paint castles or from inside castles? I hope to see more of these!


07-11-2008, 08:26 AM
I like the spirit of gettn' out there and paint'n even if raining. That too is a mood of nature...

good on ya!!!!

07-12-2008, 05:06 AM
Thanks for the nice comments Donna, some time around 1100 the Normans invaded this part of Wales and built a ring of castles around it to keep the Welsh out! William the Conqueror brought various war like religious communities with him this castle was built by the Bishop of St Davidís, I guess I could specialise in Castles :)
Cheers Larry it was to wet to work so I could take the time off :)
Below are two photos from the Internet of the castle. The second on the extreme left shows the building I was standing in and the tower I painted :D

Thanks for the replies, :wave: Dave

07-12-2008, 09:37 AM
Dave, what an awesome spot to paint! I think your color is very good, and the values/contrasts as well. My only suggestion would be to give sharper edges and a little more detail to the castle structure; it looks a bit unfinished to me as the focal point of the painting/study.


07-13-2008, 03:50 AM
Thanks Jamie finding ways to paint detail is where I need to go next :) at the moment Iím doing the same as I do in life class and that is to work without my glasses. that way I can see the scene but only make out the bigger elements in the painting. Perhaps I need to put my glasses on earlier! :)
:wave: Dave