For me inspiration comes from many sources. It could be a photograph or even a period painting or drawing. The inspiration for this 5 X 7 acrylic "mini" study comes from a scratchbuilt miniature by Jason Whitman. There are about 3-4 of Jason's pieces (so far) that will one day become studies or paintings. Jason has a knack for depicting Revolutionary and Civil War subjects giving them all that period look.Check out Jason's work I'm sure you'll agree with me.