Monday, February 9, 2015

P-38 Lightning -a plein air oil painting of aircraft


oil 9x12 inches magnify/purchase A Special Event at the air museum on Saturday brought "Louise" the P-38 out of the hangar. As soon as I set up a very kind docent who now knows what I'm up to informed me that she would be moved to fly in about two hours. I decided to stay put and paint fast. It worked out. Just as I finished, some clouds came in and they moved her out to take off. She flew right over our heads several times, fast and really pretty quiet considering her power. I can't tell you how exciting that was for me right after I had finished painting! The crowd was interested in what I was doing and so kind and encouraging. A boy about 12 came close and said, "Just to help you out, I think you should put a little more green right there by those guns." So cute!!! These people know their war history and their planes! I hope I did her justice. Here are some more pics just for fun.

5 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your story as much as the painting.

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  2. Thanks so much, May. That's good to hear.

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  3. Sorry Karen, i missed this one. Brilliant as usual. I gather that you do a lot of plein air painting. I do as much as the weather allows me. All the best Karen.
    Vic.

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    1. Thanks, Vic. I am doing more plein air lately. It's getting more comfortable for me. I really love the outdoors, so it's a good fit. I'm thankful to be "fit" enough to carry my backpack and stand for several hours if needed. I've learned to paint faster and that helps me from getting too tired.

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    2. Thanks, Vic. I am doing more plein air lately. It's getting more comfortable for me. I really love the outdoors, so it's a good fit. I'm thankful to be "fit" enough to carry my backpack and stand for several hours if needed. I've learned to paint faster and that helps me from getting too tired.

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