Friday, January 25, 2013

Widgeon - The Plane - Day #24

It's airplane day today.

5" x 7" oil on panel

I love this plane.
It is amphibious, it lands on water and your local runway.
A girl can dream.
(and paint planes for fun)

Jimmy Buffett owned one of these planes 
and he put it into the sea off of Nantucket.

Then he bought the larger version - 
I think that was a Grumman Otter?
I loaned out my copy of "A Pirate Looks at 50" and it wasn't returned so I guess that I will just guess.

The reference photo is from Eric Presten's book 
"Vintage Flyers III" and is used with his permission 
and well wishes.
Thanks Eric!

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