Nicely done shan, pix. Your post regarding timing is to the point, ammunition was largely expended by this time. Long range pop-up shooting, by the Indians was used effectively to reduce the soldiers numbers. By long range I am talking a hundred yards and closing. Arrows were lobbed much like mortar fire, your pix show some of the results. The arrows effectively defeated the the use of the horses as cover.
With regard to E&F, nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.
Here's a link to one of my early paintings of the battle, one I did long before I'd been to the battlefield, or indeed, had read as many books on the subject as I've read since. Looking at it now, I can see that it way too romantic in the telling, and should I tackle it again ~ its a very big painting ~ it would look very different. Still it is what it is. Shan
I am, or rather was, a professional painter whose been lucky enough to have made a living from my work for the last fify years or so. I say, was, because I'm too old now to produce enough work to satify gallery demands, and so I've dropped out of all that.
With regards the the paintings I've been putting up on both boards. For the most part, having had an interest in this battle from the time I was a child, my father had showed me some books on the subject and I was hooked, whenever I've had time, I've gone back to the subject over the years, mostly to paint them for myself.
There's two reasons for that. Firstly, the snobbery of the Art world, which dosen't regard this type of subject matter as a suitable subject for ART. In other words, they wouldn't take you seriously if you showed them this type of work. That being said, I have over the years sold several paintings on the subject, including to several people in the USA who work in the film industry. My second reason is more complex. I'm more interested in the reality of the battle rather than the Hollwood gloss that one tends to see in all too many paintings as well as numerous films. What interests me is the dirt and dust, the tirdness and the fear, and the wish that they were anywhere else but where they were. Surprisingly, its not want people want, even on thses sorts of boards, no, they prefer the glamour, and so sometimes my painting jar.
Surprisingly, its not want people want, even on thses sorts of boards, no, they prefer the glamour, and so sometimes my painting jar.
To me, that seems strange. We all like knowledge and facts when disussing or studying the battle, I would think that would also apply when regarding paintings from the battle. I at least, like you, would prefer a more gritty depiction of the battle than some anime madness