|I sat by the castle and sketched, it was late in the day and so peaceful|
|my first sketch. I knew there would be more characters, just not sure how many at this point|
|when I sketched it out I gradually added more...literally cutting and pasting to get them all in!|
|then I worked from my sketch to draw it all out again on Bockingford watercolour paper|
|and then the paint went on!|
|a close up on the characters. Leeds, castle of queens|
I worked from my photographs and memories of my visit to produce the sketch, gradually building up the characters. Leeds is famous as the castle of Queens. I had them all in there, taking a selfie. Henry and Catherine of Aragon lived there for a while, and in more recent times the castle was owned by Lady Baillie, and her lovely dogs.
Now it is open to the public, and has lots of events, huge grounds, including a golf course, weddings, punting, jousting, a fabulous Christmas market, fireworks, flower festivals and more. see https://www.leeds-castle.com to find out.