Its been fun revisiting memories of France and it wonderful architecture. The chateau at Amboise is second to none, aided perhaps with its prominent position above the majestic River Loire. I really enjoyed drawing it and remembering a lovely afternoon with Margaret, wandering around the streets of this ancient town.
A couple of days later I decided to give a similar treatment to the castle at Chinon, a few miles up the Loire, which also enjoys a commanding position above the river. This time I added some watercolour – not sure it was a good thing, but there it is.
That year we were staying in a pretty village called Montrichard which was also full of beautiful perspectives with a small castle of its own.
I probably overdid the hatching marks on this one but its too late to do anything about it now. Lesson learned for the future!