Thursday, May 1, 2008

Union soldier

Here's another quickie (3-4 days) 5 X 7 acrylic painting on board. This one is based on a period studio photograph of a Union soldier. I decided to have a little fun and put him in a civilian shirt and plaid cravat. I think it helped to add a little splash of color to a somewhat dull subject. This piece was really practice for a few Civil War paintings I'm going to be working on for the APG show in Gettysburg next year.