I took a couple of paintings I did on site at Carnton Plantation, and touched up using photo reference. Click here if you want to compare the original works. These scenes are from a reenactment of the Battle of Franklin.
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The painting below now has steam and smoke, and the soldier is looking at the viewer. I also added a little more detail overall.
Plainclothes Soldier - 6x8
The proportions of the horse are a little closer to the actual horse at the scene. This horse, by the way, is named Wimpy, which may explain why he wasn't included in the military drill! The colors are overall brighter, and the background foliage now has the appearance of early spring growth.
A Battle Horse Left Behind - 6x8