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ColesAircraft
03-06-2013, 07:32 AM
Greetings! I've come over from the eHanger forum. I thought I'd share my latest piece: Pan American Boeing 314 Yankee Clipper.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2013/1193205-A-Clipper-3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Mar-2013/1193205-A-Clipper-4.jpg


Thanks!

http://ColesAircraft.com

Yorky
03-06-2013, 07:47 AM
Absolutely super! :clap:

Welcome to the forum.

Doug

vegaskip
03-06-2013, 08:08 AM
I agree with Doug, but what are we mere mortals going to do now?
Thanks for sharing
Jim

Jon
03-06-2013, 12:59 PM
Wonderful!
Size and medium?

birdhs
03-06-2013, 01:18 PM
This is an amazing portrait of my all-time favorite aircraft. I cannot say enuf positive comments about this.

When I win the lottery I wan't to buy this....until then I'll just dream

greggo

ColesAircraft
03-06-2013, 03:44 PM
Wow - thanks guys! :)

I paint about 20 new pieces a year (this is my full-time job), using the methods I developed as an architectural artist. I start with acrylic or sometimes watercolor, then as I progress I transfer into the digital realm. I used to do that only to facilitate the inevitable revisions I'd receive from commercial clients, then realized that some nice things can be done digitally to tweak a painting, using layers and so on. Basically I try to play to the strengths of both media. Digital is TERRIBLE in some ways, such as painting anything organic, yet it does offer some great flexibility once the bulk of a piece has been painted by hand the old fashioned way.

This 314 Clipper was for a new client and I really wanted to 'wow' him with the atmosphere and lighting - both things I really work at.

Thanks, again, for the comps! I like this forum. eHanger was driving me crazy with technical issues!

- R

faminz
03-07-2013, 12:21 AM
Certainly a wow painting..
Did you arrange the plane on a pre photo'd background?
What size is the original?
Which bit is digital? Or rather what did you do to it digitally? I assume a scan of the painting then use of something like photoshop.. But after that what? Re print onto a canvas as a giclee?
Whatever it was, its certainly worked.
Do you have a pic of the original untouched painting?

Bergere
03-07-2013, 07:46 AM
No kidding... that painting is a Major Wow! Just stunning!