Saturday, March 14, 2015

Experimenting on Jacobites

 Here is the progress so far. Painting tartan is actually relatively easy, especially if you're just making it up. I've gone for fairly high-contrast designs as you can see.
The hard part. The really hard part is painting the lines on the heavily draped and folded pieces of cloth* that depend from the shoulder or are rucked up around the waist.

*Nomenclature fail.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

You are a much braver painter than I. Looks great so far.

Best Regards,


Ross Mac said...

Very striking colours.

You're probably not going to want to hear this but at this point, the upper hanging plaid is just the top 1/2 of the kilt or belted plaid, not a separate piece of cloth at all.

Bloggerator said...

Thanks Stokes.

Thanks Ross, too. I suspected as much. The topmost parts of the folds tend to drag the paint off the brush leaving a thick stroke across the peak and a paltry trail in the trough.

Bloggerator said...

Ross. PS - oh bugger. I see what you mean. Some re-painting seems to be in order.

ColCampbell50 said...

Here's a Wiki article about the "belted plaid" which Ross describes above.


So it should, as you've determined now, be the same pattern as the "kilt" part.


Bloggerator said...

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the confirmation. Time to whip out the tartan paint again!