June 25-28th, 2015. A flotilla of tall ships will be down at the Philadelphia – Camden waterfront. A shame that the Kalmar Nyckel isn’t going to be there but there will be a 16th century vessel in attendance, El Galeon. I personally can’t wait to see L’Hermione, a replica of the ship that brought Lafayette to North […]
The number one reason to go to the Siege. WILLIAM THE AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG.
The most people I have seen at Brandywine Battlefield since the PHMC cut the knees out from under ALL the Revolutionary War sites in the State of PA. Of course if you want to visit the Log Museum or the Oil Derrick you are just fine. I’m sure that cutting out the funding for all […]
This past weekend I attended the Revolutionary War muster at the Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park. Great fun! It is a working 18th century farm with an onsite ‘farmer’ and ‘farmer’s wife’ that live on the farm and maintain it. They also have heritage livestock including a great sow with her wee piglets. […]
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 […]
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.