Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Soldier screen

My husband, Teddy, collects ball-jointed dolls. These are displayed in our front room.

Towards the end of the year the low sun shines directly into the far corners of the room and risks fading both the face-paints and clothes of the dolls.

As I didn’t  want  the curtains permanently closed, I made this screen  for him by hinging three canvases together.

Painting the canvases not only made it more pleasant to look at, but also increased the protection it provides.

As you can see, I was able to choose the subject matter and picked Napoleonic uniforms.

The uniforms are an officer of the lancer squadron of the Duke of Brunswick, a sergeant of the 71st regiment of British line infantry and an officer of French Empress’s Dragoons of the Imperial Guard.

Until next time


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