Saturday, May 10, 2014

Honeymoon Castle

Some neighbors commissioned me to do a painting of the place they visited on their honeymoon, "Kasteel Wittem" in the Netherlands. The husband gave my picture to his wife on their anniversary. This castle isn't very big but it has been extensively restored and is run as a setting for weddings, honeymoons, and other romantic festivities. I depicted the couple in Renaissance garb standing by their castle. If you look closely (clickonthepic) you can see two black swans on the moat. 

Watercolor on illustration board, 14" x 11", April 1995.

Note to readers: The By-Product will be on hold during next week as I am going up to the old homestead for a family care visit.


Tristan Alexander said...

Yet another sexy building! I just can not understand how you can make buildings look so "alive".

Robby Baby Dark Poet of Amour said...

Somehow, this reminds me of the art on some lenormand cards I've seen (a french system of cartomancy), as it also had very prosaic, countryside feel, with the feel of a victorian era. All the cards have those soft, nature colors too, which has an effect of connecting with the nature in the art