Sketching within the Palace of Holyroodhouse

On Tuesday I was lucky enough to run some sketching workshops within the state rooms for those visiting the palace.

I was asked by the Royal Collection Trust to run a day of small workshops within the state rooms of the palace, to help visitors focus in on the details of the furnishings and decorations within these spendid rooms. Like the Privy Chamber, created for Charles II in the late 1600s, is used by The Queen for private audiences with the First Minister of Scotland and visiting dignitaries.

As I walked with visitors through the grand rooms we worked on perspective and detail pieces, before arriving at the Grand Gallery, which shows portraits of both real and legendary kings of Scotland.

The Royal Collection Trust look after the Royal Collection, one of the most important art collections in the world, and manages the public opening of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. 

You can see where I will be next by keeping an eye on my Sketching Workshops page.

The Queen’s Gallery currently has an exhibition showcasing the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 and Charles II use of art to glorify the monarchy and reinforce his position as the rightful king.

The Charles II : Art & Power exhibition runs until June 2nd 2019. See more information at the Royal Collection Trust website.

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