Friday, May 3, 2013

Battle of Bosworth 2 - Finished

For Want of a Nail - Oil on board, 19" x 10" by Greg Newbold
As I explained when I posted the sketch version of this piece, the symbolism of King Richard III's fall is carried by the rumpled battle flag on the ground and the thrown horseshoe. I preferred this to the the proposed mob battle scene. I think it says more with less and the first piece is plenty to set the battle scene. This ended up being more fun than I thought when I took on the project. I especially likes painting the contrasting textures of the flag, the grass and the horseshoe.

2 comments:

Mike Blake illustration said...

Great ending to the story!

BTW my wife got her spring2013 copy of BYU Magazine...I immediately grabbed it cause I knew your work was in there. LOVE them! This magazine will not be going in the recycling bin!

Greg Newbold said...

Thanks Mike- That was a great project to work on. I am getting all sorts of nice comments from people I don't think have ever noticed my work before. At least they have never mentioned it anyway.