Sunday, May 27, 2018

Stormqueen's Castle

I got "romantic" with this one. I imaged a Darkovan castle with storm clouds overhead, and all that's missing is the maiden (red-haired, of course) traipsing down a mountain passage in the foreground, wearing her nightgown and carrying a lighted lantern. Maybe she's too sensible to be wandering around outside with a storm coming in. Or maybe she caused the storm with her psychic powers. Darkover fandom is still alive, someone has asked me for vintage Darkover art to put on the cover of a collection of her stories set there, and this might be appropriate. I like the word "appropriate." It's been a while since I used it. I have lots of appropriate pictures with castles in them. 

"Stormqueen's Castle" is acrylic and ink on heavy illustration board, 16" x 12", March 1989.


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Texchanchan said...

I have read that you can tell castles from snowy areas by their pointy towers as opposed to the flat towers of English castles where it was warmer. Nice that your stuff is still in demand.