Sunday, March 27, 2016

Next project underway on the painting workbench

Recap of the Fehrbellin Vignette

As I said in a previous post, I took some liberties in the depiction of these subjects, but for those wondering why Frederick is not on a white horse like the illustration. There is a story that just before the battle, an aide to Frederick, traded horses with the "Great Elector" so as to be not so conspicuous riding on such an obvious target.

Monday, March 21, 2016

The many depictions of the "The Great Elector". Needless to say I took some liberties and license on my version of Frederick William.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

My inspiration and reference for the Fehrbellin vignette. The book text was in German, which was difficult when trying to understand the minutia of the campaign, and the nuts and bolts of army and command structure, but an article in MILITARY HERITAGE MAGAZINE (April 2009) was very helpful in understanding the basics and was enough to get me motivated.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Here's some pics of the finished piece. I'm pretty pleased on how it turned out. I plan in taking more with my regular camera.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

This fella will be my next project. I started this piece a couple years ago and kinda got sidetracked. It will be a Continental army officer saluting with a pike.

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Battle of Fehrbellin wad fought in mid June, and I wanted the ground work to reflect that time of year. Deep green field grass spattered with yellow wild flowers gives it that early summer feel.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Almost finished. The last figure is about 90% done.