Windsor Castle – the finished painting

Windsor castle on the Thames

The finished item. Quite a lot of trees, relieved by the building to a certain extent, but nevertheless the greens took some sorting out. Mostly they are a mix of sap green with something else. Quite a lot with raw sienna, which is the one I use mostly for vegetation, and works I think for the lighter trees.

The boats have been useful, bringing in some red to relieve all that green, and also stop the eye going off the page. As I said in the last post, I have used sepia ink for the shadows on the castle. I was a little hesitant about that, but seems to have worked out ok.

I seem to be working my way through the list of paintings that I always wanted to do and couldn’t find the time. Lockdown plus very wet weather does keep us indoors a lot. Looking back at these favourite places does make us wonder if we’ll see them again. Vaccination programme seemed to be going well, but now they have found two tested positive for the South African variant, in our village, without them going to South Africa

Oh well. More incarceration

9 thoughts on “Windsor Castle – the finished painting

  1. The painting looks marvelous. Windsor as a castle has a strange architectural look about it, no turret and pointed domes, which is a common feature in castles. The vegetation and the boat looks good.

    One thing I don’t understand. Why use the term UK variant, South African strain, Brazilian strain when you are not allowed to point out that China is the birthplace of this virus. Are Chinese people the one people who will be incarcerated for this virus? Are British, South Africa and Brazilian people immune to incarceration?

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    • English castles don’t have pointed turrets. European castles do, especially the French ones. castles in Scotland often have pointed turrets because they were influenced by the French, and throughout history they were allies against the English.
      I see you have asked the same question twice by accident so will answer the other bit on the other question

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  2. The painting looks marvelous. Windsor as a castle has a strange architectural look about it, no turret and pointed domes, which is a common feature in castles. The vegetation and the boat looks good.

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  3. One thing I don’t understand. Why use the term UK variant, South African strain, Brazilian strain when you are not allowed to point out that China is the birthplace of this virus. Are Chinese people the one people who will be incarcerated for this virus? Are British, South Africa and Brazilian people immune to incarceration?

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    • Yes or even Wuhan virus, but we draw back from criticising the Chinese who gave us this virus in the first place. Except for Trump of course but who wants to emulate him
      The South African variant is in our town so we are in the national and international news. Woking, or a small part of it, is being tested ultra-fast as I write this. Just as we were getting the infection rate down nicely

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      • I don’t agree with Trump but I’d say that he is right in calling it China Virus, even though his motives for doing so was very different. He was trying to exploit nationalism. I, on the other hand, want to be fair. If you aren’t allowed to use a specific country’s name then neither China nor UK, Brazil or South Africa should be used.

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