A moment in time 3001 views on 18/10/2014.

A digital painting, using landscape2 in DAP, of Eilean Donan Castle.

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Information derived from the official Eilean Donan Castle website and original PD image from wikimedia.
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

The first fortified structure was not built on the island until the early 13th century
In 1719 the castle was garrisoned by 46 Spanish soldiers who were supporting the Jacobites. They had established a magazine of gunpowder, and were awaiting the delivery of weapons and cannon from Spain. The English Government caught wind of the intended uprising and sent three heavily armed frigates to quell matters. The bombardment of the castle lasted three days. Finally, Captain Herdman of The Enterprise sent his men ashore and over-whelmed the Spanish defenders. Following the surrender, the government troops discovered the magazine of 343 barrels of gunpowder which was then used to blow up what had remained from the bombardment…
For the best part of 200 years, the stark ruins of Eilean Donan lay neglected, abandoned and open to the elements, until Lt Colonel John Macrae-Gilstrap bought the island in 1911. Along with his Clerk of Works, Farquar Macrae, he dedicated the next 20 years of his life to the reconstruction of Eilean Donan, restoring her to her former glory. The castle was rebuilt according to the surviving ground plan of earlier phases and was formally completed in the July of 1932.

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Comments

  • LordTemplar
    LordTemplarabout 3 years ago

    I love the colors in this piece Dennis. It is fabulous.

  • Thank you Christopher :)
    Giving reality a helping hand :)
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image . . . Nice work!! . . .

  • Many thanks Hugh :)
    Much appreciated
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    wow awesome work!!!

  • Thank you for your comments :)
    They are very welcome
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • Adam Adami
    Adam Adamiabout 3 years ago

    I like it a lot!

  • Thank you Adam :)
    Much appreciated
    Dennis

    – Dennis Melling

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldalmost 3 years ago

    11-19-2011


    Please consider submitting this in our NOVEMBER CHALLENGE
    We’d love tto have it!
    Thanks,
    ctheworld

  • Thank you very much :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...almost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Dennis . . .

  • Thank you very much :)
    I certainly appreciate the comments
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

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    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...almost 3 years ago

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    ˚ ˛ •˛•| 田田|門| Wonderfull painting nice clarity and detail Beautifull reflections and colours You are very good at what you do hugs.You shine Nicely done and presented

  • Thank you very much :(
    I certainly appreciate your comments
    Best wishes

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellover 2 years ago

    Magnificent painting of this lovely castle. I saw it once on my way to Inveraray Castle while touring. It appeared in the mist as we came around a bend. It is one of those moments one remembers.

  • Thank you it certainly makes a wonderful picture :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 2 years ago

    Mills and Historic Buildings By The Water Challenge
    July 9, 2012

  • Thank you very much Jane :)
    Regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 2 years ago

    11-July-12

  • Super Jane :)
    Thank you
    Best wishes

    – Dennis Melling

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