|watercolor, about 4" x 6"|
...AAK! That's a swastika!*
And then I had this quite weird and unexpected "should I finish painting this guy?" moment. Was I somehow glorifying Adolf Hitler's regime, or approving the Nazis, by painting him?
Well, then I did finish painting him, but only after my moment of hesitation. It's a weird thing, how something like that can stop you dead in your tracks. I'm sure this reenactor is no more "Nazi" than I am, and he's portraying part of history so that he, and others, can learn from his portrayal--similar to the way there are reenactment regiments here near Saratoga, who portray American "Loyalists" (aka--those siding with the British during the Rev War years, who felt those battling the British were not being patriotic.)
So instead of whether or not to contine with him, I started worrying about gettig the colors in the right places.
*(Which you can barely make out because the one on his hat is teeny and the one on his jacket is at the bottom fade.)