Time lapse Painting demo of the Alcazar Castle in Segovia

Time lapse Painting demo of the Alcazar Castle in Segovia

This was painted in the studio from sketchbooks and photos taken on a visit to Spain in 2008. Segovia is a wonderful city the other side of a mountain range just north of Madrid. The Alcazar Castle stands like a ship on an outcrop of rock at the western edge of the city. The view I painted was looking from a neighbouring hillside, as wild, stony and untamed as it would have been when the castle was built. It is a romantic image for me, filled with mystery.

The music is called Spanish Dance no.5 by Granados. It evokes just the right spirit for me, and if the playing is a bit rough, that’s because I’m playing the guitar on the recording! But I love the music of Spain as well as its old cities, and hope to visit there again before too long.

 

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