Continental Infantry 1780-81

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by garyjd, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This is my latest figure study. It depicts a Continental soldier wearing a hunting shirt. The painting is 11 X 14 and done in acrylics.~Gary

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Another great painting Gary.
    I really like this one.
    Nothing to comment on, just enjoy to look at it.

    Marc
  3. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gary..great to see some more of your work.
    That's a very attractive painting, and would make a great design for a figure. I love the super soft transitions of the light and shade, beautiful work...and that's 'some' weapon..!!

    All the best...Roy.
  4. bucsfan21 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Your Continential Infantryman

    Gary, Dang, you just keep improving! I really like the piece and hope that it inspires you to do it in miniature. I would love to paint it!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin
  5. T50 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work!!!
  6. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Gary ;) Compliment beautiful Plance..

    MAB :)
  7. LCoote New Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Nice work Gary!!! are you looking at getting your work published at all?
    Leigh
  8. marcellin de marbot New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hey Gary,
    I did not know you too were a drawer. Nice painting, I like the figure and the subject.
    I think he did not have problems of hunger, isn't true?
    Cheers
    Marcello
  9. John Belcher A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Hi Gary,Great to see so more of your painting.I agree with Roy.love the soft transitions of light and shadow.Great stuff.Kind regards John:)
  10. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Leigh, great to see you on here (where's your stuff?). I'd be humbled to see my stuff in print. If I were to be approached by a historian who would like to write an article or book it would be something I'd consider. At the moment it's not the type of thing I'm actively persuing though. Currently my focus is on getting a better handle on the (acrylic) medium.
  11. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marcello, Thank you. You bring up an interesting point. I guess my soldier does have that healthy look. The diets of soldiers during that time were far from normal most of the time.
  12. Wendy Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work Gary. Getting 2-D to look that good is a whole nother thing from figs. Are you planning to do more figure studies? Do you take requests for your next study? :D
  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc,Terry, Roy,Taesung, Maurizio, & John, Thanks for the kind works. I'm still trying to develope a style that really compliments historical subjects.
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States

    Wendy, Thanks. It does take a little doing to make something flat round. Careful placement of shadows and highlights are really important here. I do plan on doing several more figure studies in addition to some with multiple figures. As for subject matter I typically choose from a number of sketches I already have on hand. I also like to alternate between periods. I plan on also doing some landscape pieces with historical structures pictured in them.
  15. YongA01 Active Member

    Country:
    Malaysia
    Hi Gary,

    Well chosen color contrast that make "gray " becoming so pleasing to eyes. Well done.

    Allan
  16. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Gary,
    Very nice and I like the paunch. Means maybe I should go on a diet?
    Cheers
    John
  17. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States

    John, Thanks. I could have eliminated or played the "paunch" down by adding more highlights to the shirt.
  18. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful work, pard! Lets see more.

    Have fun in G-burg. I'm extremely jealous...and a little sad.:(

    Jason
  19. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Hello Gary,

    I don't have much to add to what has been said but I particularly appreciate the authentic way you depict the balance of the musket (position of the hand and angle of the weapon). Sculptors, take note! :cool:

    Quang
  20. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States

    Jason, Thanks buddy. I know how you feel. We've had a great time tramping that field together.

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