I did this little picture just after leaving my job doing architectural rendering. I had spent two years doing pictures of upscale houses for the real estate market. When I painted the renderings I also depicted the leafy trees and landscaping that surrounded your luxury domicile. So when I did this modest Renaissance fantasy, I used the same tree and grass painting techniques that I had used on the house portraits. I still use those watercolor painting skills to create greenery for my landscapes and winery views.
"On the Palace Grounds" is watercolor on illustration board, 10" x 7", September 1990.