Although a beautiful building dating back to the Middle Ages, I couldn't resist giving it a gothic quality in mood. The longer you look at the trees the more spooky they appear. I wanted a rough textured quality to the marks, especially on the trees and cobbled floor. Also the doorway is a dark entrance with the white woodwork surrounding it, and so became the focal point of the image.
Here's a link to an earlier drawing made in 2010, so I could 'understand' what attracted me to the trees and court:
You can find out more info about the building here: