Painted out in the open air. This castle is based on the donjon type. It was built by the Anglo-Normans in the early 1200s as part of their drive to consolidate their power in the region. The Anglo-Normans had invaded Ireland in 1169 on the invitation of the King of Leinster. They quickly overrun two-thirds of the island. I painted this amongst the long marsh grasses next to the bank of the Womanagh river in glorious Summer weather.
Painted this in November 2009. This castle is half a mile from my home. It’s a late Medieval tower house owned by the Carews, a local Anglo-Norman landowning family. People have been impressed by the realism of this piece.