|"Charlotte - The Chasseur's Lady, 1805"|
Acrylic on canvas 14 inches x 10 inches
The red boots reminded me of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. In the style of Legatus Hedlius here's a pic of her
Luckily my lovely Eastern European models seem well equipped wth high heeled boots, so no problem there.
Here is a close up of the, umm, face
Not a particularly good likeness of Yara, but she was putting on her serious military "Don't mess with me" expression and I found it too severe for a commercial painting. I hope you like this young lady. And if you think she looks too young remember Marshal Massena's mistress, Henriette Leberton, was, accordng to legend, only about 20 when she distracted him from properly conducting the Battle of Busaco in 1810 (fact suggests she was 32 but that spoils my anecdote!). As an old man painting young flesh, I'm beginning to understand and sympathise with poor old Andre :-). He was 52 at the time!
Just to complete the picture here are the hands, sword hilt and cuff lace.
Comments very welcome.
My Chasseur's Lady stands 210mm, foot to eye, and is priced for sale as a unique original painting at a similar price per millimetre as the Phoenix miniature, only she is completely ready for display and will provide enjoyment for generations. Please contact me if you are interested in this one, or "Natasha", or in commissioning anything to your own specifications.
Wargamers, don't worry, next posting will be back to Waterloo with something equally spectacular - one of Kevin's 180 figure battalions.