The original garden at Kenilworth Castle was built by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s nine-day visit to the castle in July 1575.
In 2009 English Heritage recreated the magnificent Elizabethan garden at Kenilworth Castle. I was asked to assist with the paint colours, which were causing problems. With very little notice I was able to deal with the very complex colour phenomenon known as complementary contrast, which was causing the paint to look too pink. I was also able to suggest a method for adjusting the paint without affecting the manufacturer’s warranty.
An account of the project can be seen here.
A slideshow of the project can be seen here:
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