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.

6 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

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

Best Regards,

Stokes

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com 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.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belted_plaid[url]

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

Jim

Bloggerator said...

Hi Jim,

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

Cheers,

Greg