Here are another few shots of the castle. The main room now has the base coat and two sponge coats. The turret room has three sponge coats, the last one being the lightest. I am not fond of the contrast between the grout lines and the stones in the turret colours, so I am debating my next option. The walls look very busy looking.
You can see inside of the stairwell. Sorry I had to turn on my flash to do this and it overexposed the outside of the stairwell wall.
Here is looking into the castle. You can see the wall to the left is darker. This is with the flash on to lighten the turret.
Here is with the flash off so you can see how much contrast there is between the grout lines and the stone colour. To the left the wall doesn't have the lighter coat on, so the grout line contrast is much more subtle.
I am debating if I should try and lighten the grout lines to reduce the contrast. I think it makes the walls look very busy. But I don't want to lose the stone effect I've accomplished in the sponging. So unless I hand paint every grout line, I'm unsure as to where to go from here. Your opinion is welcome.
Until the next time....