Come down from your royal wedding high yet? Me neither. I have been processing and uploading my Windsor Castle images for the past week. Fun stuff, but the one problem with digital images (especially highly valued vacation ones) is that there are so many things you can do with them that it is tough to decide on only one look. The retouching itself can go on and on, not to mention the finishing touches. Below is one example of what I mean.
In celebration of the mania surrounding the Royal wedding, I have decided to make available fine art prints of my best shots of Windsor Castle. They are available now on my Fine Art America galleries at https://bit.ly/2rFpZSa Below is a sampling:
I shoot all of my own reference photos for my artwork. When I visited Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire I noticed these lovely sculptural details of medieval faces up on the walls. Since this particular one was peering right down on the best preserved original of the Magna Carta I took it to be a representation of Eleanor of Aquitaine - wife of Henry the second and mother of “Bad” King John, (signer of the Magna Carta). Whether it is, in fact, meant to be her or not, I am not 100 percent certain. However I am still calling this pastel painting “Eleanor of Aquitaine”, because she was one of the most powerful yet tragic women of the early Middle Ages.
Here is the framed piece. I am really happy with the way it turned out. I value this piece highly because for one, I do not do many pastel paintings - and for two I love visiting the Britain and reading its history.