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napier
03-08-2013, 05:30 PM
My first commission from my exhibition is drawn up on the canvas. the person who is commissioning it took a flight during our Art Deco Weekend and wanted to show him flying over the landmark in Hawke's Bay.

It is 24x18 and will be oil on canvas.



http://imageshack.us/a/img845/949/dsc0002wf.jpg

Shamrock15
03-08-2013, 07:13 PM
This looks good. Two small points for it. I think the top of the vert stab should be a touch more horizontal, and the line for the checkerboard needs to angle a little more (like the registration) to give the proper angle on the rear fuselage. Those are minor though - this really has a lot of potential, and I think your client will love it.

Bergere
03-09-2013, 07:14 AM
Good start! Look forward to the WIP!

Gray539
03-09-2013, 12:14 PM
A good looking start, napier.

napier
03-11-2013, 06:57 PM
progress report

http://imageshack.us/a/img844/7365/temata2w.jpg

napier
03-18-2013, 10:38 PM
I have started work on the Mustang and slowly working this up. Have not done clean metal before and finding it a bit difficult doing the reflection and high lights

http://imageshack.us/a/img521/160/temata5w.jpg

Chas McHugh
03-19-2013, 03:21 AM
Looking good so far; can I assume from the pace of work that this is acrylic?

napier
03-19-2013, 04:39 AM
Hi Chas, no its oil on canvas.

Mark A Bufton
03-19-2013, 06:29 AM
I too have never tried the clean metal finish....probably why my mustang has "stalled".

Looking good. I particularly like the look of the background mountains.

napier
03-21-2013, 05:37 PM
This is now finished. I hope it does justice to an amazing aircraft.

http://imageshack.us/a/img24/1874/temataf.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img547/2842/mustangclosew.jpg

Gray539
03-21-2013, 06:03 PM
A nice clean looking Mustang painting, Napier.

NeilF92
03-21-2013, 06:58 PM
Good job on the Mustang!

napier
03-23-2013, 08:51 PM
have done some more work on the painting over the last 48 hours.

1. Knocked back the background hills to give some depth to the painting.

2. Worked on the aircraft some more.

http://imageshack.us/a/img819/2840/dsc0008ccw.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img824/9220/dsc0008aaw.jpg

ehanger is a great site to get suggestions and critiquing for your paintings. I know some of you are on there but if you are not have a look at it, it is really worth belonging.

napier
03-25-2013, 12:01 AM
You will not believe this but I have had another 48 hours at the painting. What I have done now is knock the hills and mountain back to give it depth. The second thing I did was to change the aeroplane to reflect the sky and give it more shape. This also helped with the metal effect. I have had a lot of help from the people on hanger. A big thanks to them.

http://imageshack.us/a/img15/9748/dsc0011wh.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img707/1149/dsc0008wng.jpg

NeilF92
03-25-2013, 06:23 PM
Certainly looks better of the changes . I wasn't sure if you wwere aiming for a matt light grey or metalic finish but this looks good.

napier
03-25-2013, 09:39 PM
thanks Neil