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05-30-2013, 11:26 PM
Okay, this is my second attempt at posting on this forum....we'll see. The first attempt apparently disappeared into thin air.

This is an oil painting of a MK I Spitfire, as flown by New Zealander Alan Deere, during the summer of 1940. He's pictured hunting for Luftwaffe fighters on a 'Freijagd', a 'free hunt', hence the title.

See what you think.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-May-2013/96463-spit_v_6_mail_.jpg

05-31-2013, 03:58 AM
First class painting, as are the rest of the paintings on your website. thanks for sharing
PS saw your first posting of this and I think there were 5 comments

05-31-2013, 08:02 AM
Thanks Jim, when I asked about the first posting a moderator told me that they had no record of any postings by me in some time.

It shall remain a mystery, eh.

Not a big deal

05-31-2013, 10:59 AM
That's an excellent painting - superb light on the Spit .
Wonderful web gallery you have .

05-31-2013, 12:38 PM
Now it's back. I've had some postings go missing too. They have some glitch going on here at the site.

The painting looks great, Murad.

05-31-2013, 01:26 PM
I already replied saying how impressed I was with your work overall, and this piece has great colour and lighting atmosphere, really beautiful work.

06-02-2013, 12:15 AM
It is a beautiful scene and you have some excellent works in your gallery.

06-03-2013, 01:56 AM
Very good work. Congratulations. I like your website. Realistic style, great abilities.

Best regards

06-03-2013, 07:32 AM
Really sharp piece. What medium is it?

06-03-2013, 08:42 AM
It's an oil on an MDF panel, approx. 24 x 32 inches. And, my thanks to all of you for your kind remarks.

06-03-2013, 08:59 AM
Here is a companion piece, not nearly as 'successful' in my own opinion, but it is the Abbeville Boys, so called, of JG 26, also during the B.O.B.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Jun-2013/96463-109s3a_web.jpg

06-06-2013, 05:57 AM
Great work, I like the Spitfire painting very much, great clouds, great lighting and a great aircraft :)


06-08-2013, 08:35 PM
Nice companion piece for the Spitfire, Murad.

06-09-2013, 04:48 AM
I agree with you Murad - there is something not quite realistic about the Me109 whereas the Spit looks real. The wings on the ME109s look too smooth, shiny and on the near one too fat . A bit of texturing , panel lines etc to the wings would bring it to the Spitfire standard I believe. The composition , background and fuselages all work for me - just the wings don't .

06-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Murad, I agree with Neil, I would fix up the wings a bit. They look a tad thick perhaps? Nice mood and atmosphere on it. With a few tweaks it will be even nicer. Great work!

Mark A Bufton
06-16-2013, 11:48 AM
Very nice indeed. Well done :)

05-23-2017, 01:41 PM
Hey, where has this talented guy gone? If N. C. Wyeth had ever painted a 'Spitfire' then I think it would've looked something like this. Terrific painting!

05-24-2017, 04:08 AM
Wow, that's beautiful. The Spitfire is so cool. I wished I could paint like that.

I was wondering why the plane isn't showing more left rudder with the turn it's making. Was just wondering. I guess it doesn't take much to turn or he's straightening out.

05-24-2017, 06:34 AM
I guess he might just be banking, but an aircraft does turn some when it banks like this, without any need for the rudder (as far as I know, that is). A pilot could tell us. You can see, though, that he has tweaked the ailerons.

05-25-2017, 01:44 AM
Thanks Kassal, you're probably right. That's interesting.