Thursday, June 14, 2007

Continental infantry in hunting shirt




I have finally started my painting of a Continental infantryman wearing a hunting shirt. This figure represents a mid to late war soldier, though this type of shirt saw service through the entire war. Hunting shirts proved to be a suitable substitute when uniform coats wore out or were unavailable. They were also sometimes worn over coats to save on wear and tear. This 11 X 14 acrylic painting is in it's early stages and I'm still undecided as to what, if any background the painting will have.

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