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.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

American Art Collector

Karin Jurick gets a monthly online copy of American Art Collector magazine, and was kind enough to send me a couple of screen shots of my two pages in the July issue. Last time I checked it hadn't reached the news stands, so it was nice to see how they had put it together. Joshua Rose did a good job of translating our interview. I can't wait to get a hard copy in my hands.

The B-25 for the Tree's Place Show is still in the first pass phase. I'm hoping to have that first layer done in the next two to three days, then start in on the final pass. When that's dry, some varnish, a big box, and the last group of paintings will be on their way up to Cape Cod.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Tin Top

Tin Top - 16 x 20 - oil on panel

The last of the small paintings is complete, and now I'm fully devoted to the one large painting for the Tree's Place show. Its' dimensions are 40 x 40, so it's not really big, but by comparison it will definitely stand out. The process has begun, as it does with all my paintings, with the nagging voice in the back of my head, "can I do this?". So far I've got the right wing tip started, and today I'll get going on the engine nacelle. My drop dead, you have to stop painting, this is it, date it has to be done is June 17. That gives me two weeks, so I should have plenty of time. Once it's finished, then I'll relax.