Almost A Childhood Memory
This was my first view from across an open field. We had just passed through a gate at the edge of a path taken through a dense forest. And there was a view, this view, created so many times as a child, fabricated through imagination from rock formations in long ago adventures within more familiar woods, along more familiar shores. I wished my younger brother, the one I shared these adventures with was with me to see what we so often invented in our adventures, so long ago.
This is Kilchurn Castle on the northeastern shore of Loch Awe in the Scottish Highlands. The Loch is beyond. The field here we crossed to explore the ruins was under water back before the castle was deserted and became such wonderful ruins. The water level of the Loch has dropped over so many years. I was seeing us within, on an island of course, defending ourselves from the rest of the world, for the short time I was there.
This is the same castle mentioned in a previous post titled “Abandoned Opening”.
12”x 9” ink and watercolor
Abandoned Opening: http://tonyducesart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/abandoned-opening.html