Thursday, April 18, 2013

Delta Sky Club Commission: Painting No. 2 - Engine

Delta Commission: Engine  |  16 x 16  |  Oil on panel


This is the second of five commissioned paintings for the Delta Sky Club at JFK. It's funny, when I was in tech school working towards my Airframe & Powerplant license, my classmates would often comment on the notes I'd take in class. They were usually embellished with little drawings and they would say, "man, why are you here, you should be an artist!". My hope, at that time was that I would upon graduation go to work for Delta Airlines. That didn't happen, but now 30+ years later I'm actually working as an artist, and will have my paintings hanging in the Delta Airlines Sky Club. 


7 comments:

박준범 said...

Interesting story! Nice painting! It's great!

Victoria Culbertson said...

Awesome painting! Awesome full circle story!

Holzy said...

That's called an accomplishment. Thanks for sharing the story. I love your work. Did you paint these from photograph? How long does it take? Is it oil or acrylics? I would love to know more about your process actually :) You can check out my blog and drop me a line at simon@holzman.fr.

Gexton said...

awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really sweet!
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James Neil Hollingsworth said...

Thanks everyone.

Holzy - I was given permission to photograph on the flightline at the airport (accompanied every step by security), and it's painted in oil.

Philip Frey said...

Gorgeous piece! Great composition and palette.

AH said...

Superbe série et travail toujours parfait !
(Cette image est ma préférée...)