NAAFI up, Lanc on pan by Woodie

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1944, 101 sqdn Lancaster “G” George, on the pan when the NAAFI van arrives with tea and wads (and Woodbines cigarettes, if the haven’t sold out their ration)
I did this as a raffle prize. George, the winner was ground crew during the war.
NAAFI stands for Navy, Army, Air Force Institutes, British Forces canteen and shop the same as the USA PX.
Acrylic on canvas board, 14″ × 20″ 1997

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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  • moonstone
    moonstoneover 7 years ago

    perfection my freind

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 7 years ago

    You keep coming up with these treasures Woodie. Maybe Redbubble will start an aviation group as there seems to be a lot of interest – not least in the stories behind the scenes.
    Another winner.

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandnerover 7 years ago

    Stunning image, lovely work!

  • daniels
    danielsabout 7 years ago

    these are wonderful paintings you do. my father was a bombadier in the army air corps. in ww2. most of his missions were flown in the old large bomber, i guess much like this. i use to have the keys [or pins ]to bombs and tag telling where they were dropped. i father’s 2nd wife had all this and more, lost now i guess. beautiful work. db

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...about 7 years ago

    I love this view Neil. The way the Lancs wings bend up at that angle, And the twin tails. She sure is a Beautiful Aircraft.

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 7 years ago

    Michael, I have a thing about rear view of aircraft amongst other things!

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonabout 7 years ago

    it’s wonderful that this piece went to one who could appreciate it. beautiful work.

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Paul.

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 6 years ago

    Nice dispersal point painting Neil. Good one again. – Ted

  • TomWard
    TomWardover 5 years ago

    Well done!

  • Thanks Tom!

    – Woodie

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