Monday, September 21, 2020

Willies in the Wild West


A handful of figured and a lone tipi; whatever could this be? Surely not another project?
Left to right foreground are a Subaltern of the Cavalry, a Circuit Judge and his Wife. Left to right background are an Apache and a Sioux afoot whilst mounted is Crazy Horse on the day of the Greasy Grass.

Behind them is a tipi a la Weekley, being a paper cone overlaid with some heavily whittled kebab skewers them selves overlaid with a layer of kitchen paper that was later brushed with very runny plaster filler. When dry it was fairly tough and I was able to paint it with a mix of watercolour and acrylic with a light overspray of buff and white from various spray cans to tone the intensity of the colour down.