Several photographs to share following a lengthy painting session this afternoon, devoted entirely to holding my breathe and applying lots of oil-based gold paint to Soubise and his aide. Not too many brush mishaps either, which does not happen that often. I must admit to feeling pretty pleased with the results of this particular painting session, so I'm stopping for the day. No sense in lousing up previous work thanks to tired eyes or a shaky brush hand. Anyway, some white markings on the two horses, touch-ups, and glossing next followed by some limited groundwork, and then we can call 'em done I think.
One of several references I found online that I am using as a guide to help paint my version of Soubise. His tactical shortcomings aside, the uniform illustrated is reason enough to add him to my numerous command vignettes.