"...One thing I have discovered in the course of my painting efforts is that Balmoral Castle is marginally easier to paint than Sandringham House. Both seem to be peppered with turrets of various kinds and to boast the most complicated sorts of gables which defy my limited reserves of patience! But what I love about Balmoral, and this sketch was done in August, is the wonderful shadows. They, alone, made my painting finger itch, so I sat out in a field on three consecutive days at exactly the same time o f day, being examined by some rather inquisitive Highland cows." HRH The Prince of Wales Extract from HRH The Prince of Wales Watercolours, Little, Brown and Company, 1991.