Wednesday, October 03, 2007
13th Alabama Infantry
Today was my first studio session with a member of the 13th Alabama Infantry.
Last year the Infantry elected me as their resident artist, an honour I haven't made much use of besides popping down to Washbrook Farm from time to time to sketch them while they train or take part in the country show.
Some of the Infantry members have agreed to model for some studio sessions and offered the possibility to loan a few of their 'props' if required for some still life works.
The members are very dedicated, uniforms and props are historically correct and my model today, Alan Blower, brought both with him for our session.
Time flew, as it always does in the studio. I was so upset that I had placed Alan too low on my paper in the first sketch, that I decided to sketch his boots separately.
I am looking forward to future sessions, I feel most fortunate to have these wonderful people model for me with their amazing costumes and uniforms.
A HUGE thankyou to Alan for his time and patience today.