Minnie the Moocher by Woodie

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Halifax B MkIII, 158 Sqdn, NP-M, “Minnie the Moocher”. March 1944 on a return from another bombing raid. I can remember still what “Mick” Medcalf, said in 1992 about that return journey. He said that “the clouds were tipped with pink” as I tried to depict in the painting. I can’t remember his position but he wasn’t the pilot. The nose-art is of a scantly dressed film actress. I met him in a pub in Corbridge, Northumberland, to hand the painting over.
Acrylic, on Daler canvas board, 25×15 inches. 1992.
Featured in 100% Themes Galore – Theme: Vintage/Antiques 20 April 2013
Featured in PAINTERS ACADEMICS, 26 April 2013


halifax b mk3, 158 sqdn, np m, minnie the moocher, raf, ww2, halifax, bomber

My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    It must be really satisfying producing work for people. Superb painting the clouds really set it off.

  • Thanks Nigel
    You can’t see the pink tips to well in this painting, Cheers

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 1 year ago

    Excellent work, as always Neil !!!
    you a are master with aircraft paintings !

  • Thanks George, I don’t know how I missed putting this one up. Cheers

    – Woodie

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Excellent Neil. – Ted

  • Cheers Ted

    – Woodie

  • nigelphoto
    nigelphotoover 1 year ago

    What a wonderful, evocative painting of a 158 squadron Mk III Hali. So glad you put this up on RB to keep alive the memory of those brave men.

  • Thanks Nigel
    I’ve started putting them on Facebook in WW2 aircraft groups for a wider audience. Cheer

    – Woodie

  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 1 year ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thanks Colin, Love your Mossie wide view. Cheers

    – Woodie

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Magnificent, Neil!

  • Thanks Sheila, Cheers-

    – Woodie

  • Jack Froelich
    Jack Froelichover 1 year ago

    Excellent depiction of an oft neglected aircraft. Nice work.

  • Thanks for fave Jack,
    The one at the YAM, Elvington, near York is made from scratch, called Friday the 13th,
    but can never fly. Cheers

    – Woodie

  • NumandisArt
    NumandisArtover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Your stunning work has been featured in the group 100% Themes Galore – Theme: Vintage/Antiques.
    You are also invited to take part in our FEATURED WORKS CHALLENGE: VINTAGE/ANTIQUE

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréover 1 year ago

    Another excellent work! Congrats!

  • Thanks Peter Cheers

    – Woodie

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work

  • Thanks Bobby, How you keeping? Cheers Pops!!

    – Woodie

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