Thursday, June 16, 2011

Panchito: B-25 No.2


Panchito - 40 x 40 - oil on canvas

This is my final painting for the Tree's Place Gallery show July 9th on Cape Cod. The majority of my paintings were of a modest size, topping out at 18 x 24, so the gallery requested one large painting to act as a centerpiece. I chose to do another B-25. I had a lot of crops of this subject that I liked, and this was one of my favorites. It was indulgent to go this route again so soon I know, but I was dying to do (at least) one more version of this old Warbird.

Panchito is the face of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) at air shows around the United States. They fly in to acknowledge the service these men and women provided to their country, inform the public about disabled veteran's unique needs, and help raise funds to provide support.


8 comments:

MrCachet said...

Most Excellent! You get the sense of being able to reach out and touch it.

Dan said...

Fantastic painting man its seemless :)

Roger Brown My Botswana Art said...

I love it,I like the large portion of blue sky above the plane,it makes it feel as if the plane is yearning to fly.

DEB said...

Wow! Love the crop, love the lighting... Okay. I'm a fan.

James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Thanks everybody!

April Jarocka said...

This is a great composition ~ that expanse of sky above the plane works really well. In fact, the whole picture is poetry!

Mikko Tyllinen said...

Very Beautiful!

Julie Douglas said...

Hi Neil

hope your show goes REALLY well. Good luck, from Ireland!