Sunday, 28 September 2008

Into the Storm Remarques

After a few quick practice sketches I sat down this weekend and started adding remarques to the prints already ordered.

These little drawings measures about 11cm across.

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Into the Storm - Prints now available

The first print run has arrived and boy do they look good. Colour and values are spot on which is a testimony to the skills of the printer (and aviation artist in his own right) Tom Smith

This is a limited edition of 165 giclee prints, given the Intruder is from VA-165.
Print size is 30.5 X 24 inches. The border is 2 inches (2.5” at the bottom), so the the actual image size is 20 X 26 inches.
Price is $115, or $165 for a remarqued version. P&P included, payment via paypal.
Please drop me an email if interested, or have any questions.

I've several remarque prints already ordered, and I'll upload images of the remarques once they are complete.

The original painting is also availabe, 36 x 28 inches, oil on canvas. If interested please drop me a line.

Monday, 15 September 2008

P-47 Colour Study - nearly complete

Last few details to be added, and maybe a background

Otherwise I'm pleased with this. One aircraft down, a few more to go.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

P-47 Colour Study - good progress made

The colour study is pretty much blocked in with values now being adjusted and detail

This study has already helped hightlight some areas I need to work on, so that when the final cavas is worked on it should be plain sailing. (That's the plan anyway)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

P-47 Colour Study - early stages

Planning and drawing is still underway for the P-47 takeoff, but I could not go any longer without actually putting some paint on canvas. Rather than rush the main compostion and regret it later I decided that a colour study of the main subject aircraft was the thing to do. The study would allow me to slap some paint around, but it will also serve me well when painting the same aircraft on the main canvas.

It took 10 minutes or so the transfer the drawing to a sheet of unmounted canvas (10"x12"), which I then covered with a thin wash of acrylic burnt sienna. This serves the dual purpose of sealing in the pencil drawing, and also taking away the brightness of the white canvas.

A couple of hours later.

Just so you can understand what you are seeing here, this P-47 was painted in a matt black finish (it's suggested with a purple tinge). Given this is only a study its aim is to help me establish, values and colours. I choose to mix a black from the three primary colours, and the whole thing has been painted only with these primaries (Ultramarine Blue, Madder and Cadmium Light Yellow) together with white.

While there remains a lot more to do, I'm pleased with the progress. Once dry I will glaze the black areas in order to unify the colours, before adding the highlights.