Sunday, 13 July 2014

Grenadier Guards Officer Crimea 1854

More work in acrylics and oils

Started work on the chinstraps using Scale 75 metallics and I have primed up the bearskin in Jo Sonja's in preparation for a coat of oils, looks pretty garish at the moment!

Now after a wash of Mars Black oil paint, some of the blue is still too strong at this point but further work will be done after it's dry.

Tunic has now been done. Again using oils over Jo Sonja's acrylic. Some Alazarin Crimson, Cadmium Red and Cadmium Scarlet for the main red tones. Shaded by adding Cadmium Green and a spot of Lamp Black to the Alazarin Crimson and Jaune Brilliant to the Cadmium Scarlett for the top highlights.
Sash is Alazarin Crimson highlighted by adding white.
Also a bit of further highlight work on the bearskin with oils although the blues are still looking a little bright in the photos.

Straps have now been done, again oils over Jo Sonja's both for the leather and the white. For the leather Burnt Umber, Mars Black, Venetian Red, Cadmium Orange and Naples Yellow were used. The whites consisted of White (obviously), Raw Umber and Yellow Ochre. The greatcoat has been prepared for the oil layer with some pre-highlighting in the Jo Sonja's.

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