Thursday, 23 April 2009

The Roar of Thunder

Having first put paint down on canvas in November last year, the P-47 painting is now finished, and officially titled "The Roar of Thunder".

44" x14" inches oil on canvas, showing six P-47M's taking off from runway 04, Boxted, April 1945.

A detail of the lead P-47. This was aircraft flown by Russ Kyler, and named after his wife Lorene. As mentioned earlier in the blog (see 18th August 2008 "From the Horses Mouth") Russ was a great help in providing information on how they took off in Squadron formation. I'm pleased to say that having seen the finished painting Russ is pleased with the end result and has offered to sign it for me. I'm already being asked about the availability of prints and so will be looking into providing a small limited edition run.

The rest of the gaggle

Saturday, 4 April 2009

National Museum of Naval Aviation - Art Exhibition

Yesterday I received confirmation that the two paintings I entered into this years juried art exhibition have both been accepted. Needless to say I'm very pleased and proud of this.

On Final

This painting shows a Grumman F9F-2 Panther (Bu123600) of VF191 on final to land on the USS Princeton, CV-37, in Korean Waters, April 1951. Oil on canvas 24" x 16". This painting was displayed at the 2007 American Society of Aviation Artists forum and was awarded a Silver ASAA Founders Award.

Into The Storm

An A6 Intruder over Vietnam December 1971. This painting featured in early postings and is oil on canvas, 36" x 28". The original is available for purchase, and I'm currently offering a limited edition giclee print.

The exhibition is at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida, USA. It opens on Wednesday 6th May, in conjunction with the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s 2009 Symposium which runs from 6th to 8th May. This year’s program is “Something New in the Air: An Exciting Look at the Latest in Naval Aviation” and “Valiant Rescue Attempt: North Vietnam". The art exhibition itself runs through to April 2010.