Friday, August 29, 2014

Searles Guard House Progress

It has been about a week since I have been playing around with this and have a few changes that I think has improved the piece, considerably.

I made the top parts so you can see through them, which helps lighten it. Then I put some walls up that angle away from the tower. Now I need to figure out how to make this look like it does (massive) in person.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Edward Searles and his castles

I happen to live in an unique area. Edward Searles was left a heap of money by his wife Mary Hopkins widow of Mark Hopkins of the Central Pacific Railroad, and he decided to indulge his fancy and build many grand structures, sometimes in collaboration with architect Henry Vaughn.(designer of the National Cathedral)

I decided that I would like to have recreations of a few of his structures. This is a rendition of the Guard House overlooking the pond that is at the base of his castle Stanton Harcourt in Windham.

To be continued........