Wishing everyone the Best of the Winter Season! technical notes: A photoshop creation from various bits and bobs of winter scenes. I have always loved the C.S. Forester Hornblower novels, particularly Flying Colours, spanning a winter spent in France.
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 […]
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 in 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 […]
Portraits of two 18th century officers. Graphite and mechanical pencil on laid paper. I dragged the pencil horizontally to highlight the grain of the paper. Conte crayon on toned paper. In the 18th century conte was called ‘sanguine chalk’ because of its blood red color.