The man in the morning coat should be shown wearing a black top hat and coat, grey pinstripe trousers, dark or light waistcoat, depending on the season. White spats should be portrayed. His umbrella should be black, with black or brown woodwork. The ferule would be brass or silver. The seated woman reading the book would best be represented wearing a tweed jacket, mid-brown skirt and a cream or white blouse. The boater should be straw coloured with a wide coloured band above the brim. This may have coloured stripes, and a neat bow on the left side. The seated lady in the floral hat can be painted either as wearing a dress, or in a blouse and skirt. If in a dress, it should be in a delicate pastel shade. If in a skirt and blouse, the skirt should be in a dark colour, such as chocolate or navy. In which case the blouse should be white, cream or a very pale shade of the same colour as the skirt. There is an opportunity here to portray the lace on the front of the blouse in a complementary colour. She should be wearing gloves. The imagination can be left to run riot with regard to her hat, but it should complement the rest of her costume. The seated soldier conforms with the remarks made in the section in the general painting guide, on uniforms. If, however, you are modelling the 20âs and 30âs, then he will still be of use to you as a Royal Marine or even a fireman. As a fireman he should simply be painted navy blue with brass buttons and cap badge.