Saturday, 14 February 2015

St Valentine


Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. There are other sources of the origin of the day but this is the one I have chosen to depict.

OK, seeing as it's St. Valentine's Day..... what could be more romantic (and chivalrous) than: Francesco Gonzaga and his Doomed Charge Across the River Taro at the Battle of Fornovo 
1495(?):
river.............

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Bye for now.

15 comments:

  1. Nice mini history lesson, and great to see that wonderful vignette.

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    1. Thank you Dean.... I didn't have such a good day yesterday which inspired the post.

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  2. Evening Darrell,
    A lovely composition and beautiful colours. Dont be surprised if I copy the idea but probably as not as well executed.

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    1. Please copy away Robbie- what is it they say, plagiarism is the highest form of compliment LOL :>)

      Darrell.

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  3. Incredible Vignette Darrell, from painted miniatures to the river itself, gosh that river and the water splashing around the figures, simply stunning and visually pleasing, a great recreation of a historical event!

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    1. It is actually relatively deceptive in it's construction. I was stuck for months of how to get the slashing effects but in the end it just came to me when i looked at some flock!!

      I'll probably be doing a step by step in some form of wargaming media soon.

      Darrell.

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  4. A masterpiece. The water is so good...as is the rest. cheers

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    1. That really is very kind of you to say so and very much appreciated.

      Darrell.

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