Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Drummers

My heart normally sinks when I paint drummers - so many additional bits and pieces and all that lace. So when it comes to French drummers for 1815 then it gets worse. But way beyond this is the Swiss drummer I have just done.


Not only do you have the green, yellow and red on the coat but the facing colour is a rather fetching sky blue. I could also have got some orange of purple in there if I had chosen to put him in a different company. Its a slightly blurry photo but I hope to have him properly based shortly.

Presumably this poor chap was something of a bullet magnet when marching into action so he can have a stand of his own as all his pals edge further away. Is there another uniform with so many different colours?
 

2 comments:

  1. your heart may sink but you brush is singing. Stunning work
    Peace James

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  2. My comment disappeared, This is nice work I have some Swiss on my side bench awaiting paint at the moment, can you give me the source you used for the Swiss having the Imperial livery please

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