Giant’s Hill, Rampton, Cambridgeshire


Oil 5"x6"

Giant’s Hill is the remains of the ramparts of a medieval castle that never quite got built. Now it’s a raised area with a moat round it, and in the middle a concrete spigot for mounting a heavy mortar – a remmant of more recent troubles. That is to say a civil defence item in the event of invasion during the Second World War. I’ve made it the focus of my picture.

It’s at least a week since I got out to paint, and the same again for oils. This was a small pochade sketch in oils to loosen up. The main criterion for choosing a viewpoint was facing into the sun so I had a little warmth on my face. It’s scarcely above freezing at the moment even in the sun.

Advertisements

~ by noelgarner on January 31, 2011.

2 Responses to “Giant’s Hill, Rampton, Cambridgeshire”

  1. Noel, first I love the sketches you have been doing recently. So little says so much. This oil sketch is also really attractive – full of movement and ruggedness.

  2. Hello Noel, I Edit the Website for Rampton – where you did this great picture.
    Could I include it on our webpage for Painting of Rampton? I’d happily credit you of course, and give a link to your website.

    Many thanks, kind regards, Trevor (24/2/2011)

    http://www.rampton.org

    PS We used to live in Cornwall, not far from Porthleven, and I very much like your work of the harbour too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: