The Sabbath Day Fight

The Sabbath Day Fight

And an interesting result Linda. A great idea well painted.

Thank you Jim. I forgot to say, for anyone who hasn't been reading the Forum, that I used the Grisaille method, using an underpainting of grey tones in acrylic.

It's come out so well Linda - love it. If this was your first oil portrait, I will be looking forward to seeing the other two!!

This was the three Adele. When I do portraits in my class there is never enough time to do it in oils.

Your first oil painting is absolutely marvellous Linda! It has turned out so well - I've been following it on the forum - I think you should really be proud of yourself for painting this terrific project. Well done!

Really good Linda, I like the composition, the folds in the fabric, facial expressions. It's good Linda!

This is great Linda, i especially like the helmet of the man on the right. And how you've managed to make the two figures in the background slightly less sharp to give depth. Good job!

Many thanks for your complimentary comments Margaret and Jennifer. It was hard work, but I wish I had spent longer on the greyscale under-painting, However it was a learning experience.

Many thanks Lucy for taking the time to comment.

Superb Linda! I'm reading a book about the civil war at the moment, this has brought it to life.

Hi Fiona thank you for commenting. You will find many pictures of re-enanctments on the Sealed Knot website.

Very Nice! Wonderful details.

Many thanks Skylar. They aren't as hunky as your warriors, but they are real people.

Beautifully done Linda a very tricky subject well handled

Many thanks Dermot.

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My mother told me, if you want to learn how to do something, then do 3 of them, so my first oil portraits, I composed a painting of 3 men, who came to the commemoration of the Sabbath Day fight at Frrdom Fields, Plymouth. This was one of the last battles of the English Civil War. There is a society called The Sealed Knot, who re-enact battles from this awful time. It was an Interesting project.

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Linda Wilson

Since retiring from a career in education and training management, I returned to art after a gap of 40 years. Now I travel was much as I can with my husband and take an enormous amount of photographs, some of which I use as reference photos. Meanwhile, I take a weekly course in portraiture and…

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