Friday, January 4, 2013

It's a Plane

A nice Aeronca 50-C Chief 

"It's a Plane"
6" x 12"

No plein air painting for this one.

The photo was taken from a beautiful book by Eric Presten.
He was selling it at a Fly-in this summer and was happy to give me permission to use any of his beautiful photos for my paintings.
He is a very kind man.

The title is "Vintage Flyers III - A Photographic Essay of  695 Types of Surviving 
Antique and Classic Airplanes"
He is a marvelous photographer.

I am planning to use his book as a resource as I work my way through the 
30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. 


  1. Very nice, love the subtle sky the muted colors work so well with the yellow plane. wonderful.

  2. It doesn't get much better than this. Wow!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the shadows on the plane. I used to paint a lot of planes about 10 years ago and then stopped. This is making me think of looking at them again.

  4. I agree with Chris - this is perfection...LOVE it!

  5. What a great painting and wonderful subject. I love it!

  6. Thanks! It is one of my favorites from last year.