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06-21-2017, 07:59 AM
new composition for my next painting, put together in photoshop and will draw it onto the canvas over the next couple of days. RNZAF487 with RAAF464 in France, doing another low level job on Rosieres. The size of the canvas 36x24inches.

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/mosquito9abm2xxw_zpspeb73lox.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/mosquito9abm2xxw_zpspeb73lox.jpg.html)

06-21-2017, 07:04 PM
This should look really good when done. How did you do this? Composite of pictures?

06-21-2017, 07:36 PM
Shamrock This was made up of 6 different photos

06-22-2017, 01:50 AM
That looks like it's got everything going for it... what models did you use and what scale?

06-22-2017, 04:43 PM
Full of action ... what a great composite :cool:

06-23-2017, 11:38 PM
after nearly 30 hours the concept of the next painting is now drawn to canvas. I have gone around the out line of the aircraft on pen this will help when doing the background as it shows through the paint and makes it easier when I get to paint the aircraft.
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/DSC_0004w_zpsebgpwpgz.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/DSC_0004w_zpsebgpwpgz.jpg.html)

Chas McHugh
06-24-2017, 01:54 AM
I know from email exchanges that we have had that a lot of thought has gone into achieving a considered composition, and it does look set to be stunning. The only advice that I can leave you with now is to have recession by colour warmth and tone in the painting phase, for if you get those correct, it will make an awesome painting. Good Luck; you are off to a fine start.

06-25-2017, 06:57 AM
Follows this with great interest. Shaping up to be very special indeed.

06-25-2017, 09:16 AM
Follows this with great interest. Shaping up to be very special indeed.

06-30-2017, 12:06 AM
small update of the painting

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg579/longforgan/30-6-17-2w_zpsclbomzmw.jpg (http://s1244.photobucket.com/user/longforgan/media/30-6-17-2w_zpsclbomzmw.jpg.html)

06-30-2017, 12:49 AM
Wonderful depiction of flames.


Chas McHugh
06-30-2017, 05:02 AM
I have read numerous comments elsewhere about this painting and I shall keep my own observations to this forum.

My previous comment stands; and in fact can also be detected in the comments of others:- But....
It is far to early to criticise colour and tone as we all know how paintings change as they progress. I would not respond actively to any criticism at this stage but instead go with the flow of your own mind.

It may well be in the fullness of time that adjustments are required; but I think you have a very good composition that has much potential to become outstanding artwork. To use Lens analogy of a three second opinion window; it has a wow factor in the explosions, but you can only make comment about recession once the foreground and primary aircraft are completed - not yet.

06-30-2017, 06:00 AM
I fully agree with Chas in his above remarks . The explosion looks good . It will be easy enough to knock it back with a glaze later should you feel the need .

06-30-2017, 07:21 AM
Chas and Neil the buildings that has been done and to do will be glazed back substantially as will the trees on the left. The main comment on the other site which I lightly replied too, I don't take much take notice of, as his style of art is so different and he himself does not like any criticism of his own work.
I do have to admit when I started to actually first paint the sky and the left down to the trees and I left it for three days just looking at it thinking what the hell have I let myself in for.From the top of the tail of the main Mosquito to the bottom of the painting I am going to try to have soft edges including the chimney and progressively blur the background as I go. One comment that will probably be said by the master CT is that the edges of the aircraft are to sharp but I will wait with baited breath for his comments which I know will come thick and fast.:rolleyes: Very happy for all comments through this painting Thanks. Don