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04-29-2017, 09:55 PM
The beginning of "On the Hunt" 486 (NZ) Squadron Hawker Typhoon
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/30th%20apr%2017w_zpsjh47ylfs.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/30th%20apr%2017w_zpsjh47ylfs.jpg.html)

04-30-2017, 09:05 AM
Looks promising Don . At the moment the landscape looks a bit "bright" but I suspect all will change as you proceed .

04-30-2017, 12:26 PM
Good start, looking forward to WIP.

04-30-2017, 05:07 PM
I find it inspiring on the uniqueness of everyones approach to beginning a painting. Looking forward to this ones evolution!

Chas McHugh
04-30-2017, 06:44 PM
You will get some earache disown the road about the tangent created by the horizon from the wingtip - you heard it here first.

When you sent me a copy of your pencil sketch; I didn't realise it was in anticipation of a painting.

Good Luck with the painting - the car door Typhoon rarely gets artistic attention.

05-01-2017, 06:49 AM
Chas what do you mean - disown the road about the tangent created by the horizon from the wingtip-

Chas McHugh
05-01-2017, 07:53 AM
Sorry:- that was iPhone thinking it was better than me at writing. It was meant to read "Down the road" as in, once the aviation art police get their hands on it. > Dons policeman's cap <

I had the same criticism about the cockpit on my Hastings v the mountain range horizon line. Apparently it is better the either break the horizon with an overlapped wing (which is what I would do in this painting) or have the wing tip sufficiently below the horizon as to remove any relationship between the two features. If you wish not to make any changes (& I would not blame you an iota) you may have to lighten the distance by glaze to the point of there not being a discernible horizon - which is no bad thing.

The same issue (tangents) are applicable to the line of trees running along the fuselage spine. Gaps in the trees or indeed artistic removal or manipulation of them would be a better route forward. The same applies to the earth beneath the bottom fuselage acting as a pink 'halo' to the airframe.

Early days yet - so nothing to get too excited about - but an awareness of the traps helps stop you getting caught.

05-01-2017, 11:05 PM
The progress two days on
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/2-5-17w_zpsfgpoau6p.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/2-5-17w_zpsfgpoau6p.jpg.html)

05-04-2017, 01:32 AM
This is where I am up to. I have changed the green I am using in the foreground.I am now using French ultramarine + Cadmium yellow + Titanium white. looking at photos of autumn in Germany I am changing the colours of the vegetation (we don't have such vivid colours here in NZ). I have blocked in the A/C and there is a lot more to do with this. The cowling on this Typhoon is white.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/4-5-17-3w_zpse5gnc5nz.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/4-5-17-3w_zpse5gnc5nz.jpg.html)

05-08-2017, 12:26 AM
finished the background over the last three days except the five barges. I have also started some glazing in the top quarter of the painting. I will be doing quite a bit of glazing in the rest of the background using a grey to tone down the vibrance a bit. over the next couples of days I will do the barges put in a shot down ME109 which I will have in the fields below the fuselage of the main A/C. Then start on the main A/C.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/8-4-17-2w_zpsurryk2yl.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/8-4-17-2w_zpsurryk2yl.jpg.html)

05-15-2017, 11:29 PM
update of this painting, I have glazed the background over the last week and started working on the aircraft. I still have to do a lot of tiding up and detail of the aircraft.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/15-5-17w_zpsznw90w4z.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/15-5-17w_zpsznw90w4z.jpg.html)

Chas McHugh
05-16-2017, 01:22 AM
The difference between the last two photographs is significant - and very much an improvement. Visibility in life is often quite limited due to mist or haze and so quite honestly, it is impossible to glaze too much. In this case, the verticals created by an avenue just ahead of the prop spinner was set to cause you problems insofar as 'stopping dead' the aircraft - but by cutting it back with glaze, I think you will get away with it. Subsequent layers of glaze can be used to make subtle adjustments in colour or tone and all add to the quality of the painting. I have now started making small improvements across my work using a combination of both glaze and painted highlights together, and it is making a big change to my work.

05-16-2017, 05:47 AM
Im not sure about the 'camp', the group of huts by the crashed a/c. If it is a single seat fighter the huts are way too small in scale.
The single barge, unless it is listing to Stbd is out o perspective, hatch beams should be more or less the same as the other barges.


05-16-2017, 11:17 PM
this is the final out come of the painting I have finished detailing the main A/C and done some more highlights. Pilot flying the A/C was S/L Taylor-Canon Typhoon of No 486 (NZ) squadron over the Dortmund-Esms Canal. Painting oil on canvas 24x18".
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/17-5-17w_zpspo6yroqs.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/17-5-17w_zpspo6yroqs.jpg.html)

05-17-2017, 07:45 AM
Like the changes. Overall a nice painting.

05-18-2017, 08:19 AM
:thumbsup: thanks Jim