Painted beasts

The carved barge boards over the porches are now up. The one with gripping beasts was painted with limewash with a natural caesin glue and yellow and red ochre pigments. The othe rcarvings of the duck/hippo/goat/playtpus (other interpretations are available) creatures were left in natural wood.

Elsewhere on site the long walls of the Roman building had their first coat of limewash, as did some of the wattle and daub panels in the Saxon longhall. The intention is that the latter will have a yellow ochre colour.