Thursday, 7 October 2010

Creepy Castle


Another page showing a day out in Sicily, done in watercolours, coloured pencil and a water resistant pen that wasn't!
This time we went to Caccamo castle, which isn't too far away.  The town is up a winding mountain road that climbs steadily up, suddenly you find the 12th century Norman castle perched high above the town.  
Inside it has the creepy feel that castles should have, with lots of cobwebs and little doors to unknown places.   The views are spectacular from the terraces, looking out over the valley and you can see what a great lookout position it had.


From here you could see the hill where I sat sketching a few days before and the man made lake below.


                                                  

From the other side of the castle you look out over the town,  I loved the old tiled roof tops!  We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering about the town, there were lots of churches big and small, and houses built right into the rock of the mountain.  You would certainly have to be fit if you lived here, to get about it's nearly all steps!




16 comments:

Martine said...

Oh, Cathy, I love this page and its layout! The sketch inside the castle is terrific, with all the stones you managed to draw !Beautiful colours too. I'd love to see the view over the town, it's really lovely!

winna said...

Your comments and work are both excellent!

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Beautifully done and such gorgeous colors. I love the pigeon.

Ann said...

Gorgeous pages! Thanks for sharing your travels!

Lucia B. said...

I like these pages made "on the road", they are so fresh and rich of small interesting details! The pigeon is fantastic!

Alex said...

Really beautiful views =) I love the castle despite the creepiness, I simply love old stuff and you did an awesome job illustrating it

Jen said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You are inspiring.

curiouscrow said...

Oh I do love creepy castle - shame you got pigeons instead of Ravens though! But some lovely sketches. I wouldn't fancy living with all those steps...

Barbara Weeks said...

Nice page! Love the layout.

Sandra said...

Your entire posting was delightful. Enjoyed the journal, the photos and your insight!

nanke's stuff said...

These are just stunning little paintings and very interesting photos. You are so fortunate to be where there are so many old and fascinating places to investigate. Thanks for sharing with us! nancy

travelingsuep said...

Great sketches Cathy and a fabulous day out.

Revelle said...

Beautiful sketch. You have so much beauty surrounding you!

. said...

Very lovely, I really like the colours of the pigon and the bell tower.

raena said...

Oh, thank you for this tour! What a fantastic place! Your drawings and photos are fabulous!

Katherine Thomas said...

I want to come with you! That castle is wonderful, and you're artwork depicting the castle is my favorite so far! I like love stones and bricks in artwork, and the angles that you chose for your compositions are perfect!

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