OK, I tried to put the comment in the least offensive way possible, because the chap whose blog it is is an incredible painter who has given me ideas for techniques and is truly inspirational. But anyway you look at it, I felt like a bit of a prat. All the other comments were totally supportive, which doesn't help my anxiety over recent elevation to chief inspector of the WFP.
I can think of two reasons why I might have committed this odious act.
1) Since starting this blog I have been much more active in commenting on the blogs that I follow. It isn't something that I have done with regularity in the past, but I am beginning to discover that it does start to create a sense of community. But regularly posting on other's doings means that there is less room for me to bite my tongue.
2) The figures were for the First World War, and I am so passionate about this period that anything I feel out of place pushes my buttons. In this case it was the colour of Horizon Bleu probably one of the most difficult colours to replicate as it varied so much throughout the army anyway. It just looked too grey to me. I HAD to say something. I'm well aware that the colour of French cloth varied from light grey to bright blue, but if I paint a French army it would most definitely tend towards to the blue side. So maybe it is just me. Maybe the colours that were painted are OK but just not what I would choose to paint?
Whatever the reason, I am handing in my badge now. I have no wish to be a pedant - this is a hobby for us all to enjoy, not get in a tizzy about.
|Light blue - more grey?|
|Blue, blue, BLUE!|
|Light grey-blue top with blue trousers (chap second from right)?|