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One of the things I love to do is work in the 18th century as an 18th century artist, or ‘limner’ as they were called. And being a reenactor I have a ready cast of characters to use as models. This fellow is an American rifleman. The portrait is done in graphite (or plumbago as it was called in the 18th century) and charcoal on laid paper.

American Revolutionary War rifleman. Graphite portrait.

American Revolutionary War rifleman. Graphite portrait.

The Glory that was ROME

I love Roman history. Hey, I’m Italian. It’s my history and my DNA. This is a watercolor of a Roman centurion. I’m ┬áin love with the whole idea of the centurions. How they were the toughest of the tough guys in the Roman army. Raised from the ranks because of their prowess and leadership skills and their sheer survival. I love how they proudly wore all the badges of their rank and campaigns on their chest. And a great red crest so they could be clearly seen on the battlefield. The long term survival rates for centurions was not good. They led on the field and so died on the field. All the more reason to love them.

Roman centurion. Watercolor.

Roman centurion. Watercolor.