Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A few improvements

There were a couple of things I decided to add or improve on the painting. The right eye (or left if your looking at the painting) seemed to be smaller and sitting higher than the other. I also put a bit of shadow behind the knife and lightened the shadow on the shirt that's across from the hand holding the rifle. Now I can call this done.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Liberty Hall Volunteers

This study represents Company I, 4th Virginia Infantry. The company members were largely students from Virginia's Washington College. They were known as The Liberty Hall Volunteers taken from the name of the college from 1776 to 1798. The uniform was worn by the company at the Battle of Manassas in 1861. Like the other "mini" studies this one is 5 X 7 on multimedia board.

I'm not sure how I feel about this piece. There are some things I really like but I do not feel the same way about it as I do the Union soldier study done before this.