Spitfire's Safe Return  by Woodie


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New Hi res. ACRYLIC
“This is a commission depicting the Safe Return of an unknown spitfire during the early summer of 1942. The commissioner requested “Moles” somewhere in the painting as he is a mole-catcher by profession. I’ve done a few alterations since last seen on RB (thanks to Bob Martin for crit) and I’ve given it a matt varnish finish which brings out the colours.
Acrylic on canvas board. 24”x 18" Matt varnish.

SOLD Greeting Card 2008
SOLD Greeting Card 30 July 2013
Nearly 1,500 views wef 30 July 2013


acrylic, aircraft, pill box, mole catcher, moles, plane, raf, spitfire, woodie, ww2

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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  • Bob Martin
    Bob Martinover 6 years ago

    It looks really good now……glad to be of help Woodie.

  • Tom Godfrey
    Tom Godfreyover 6 years ago

    great painting Woodie – love these old aircraft.

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAover 6 years ago

    the shadow works well now – it’s a really good painting

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    Woodie, you’ve knocked your socks off – wind socks that is. Shadow looks just right, as does everything else. All your hard work’s paid off.

  • moonstone
    moonstoneover 6 years ago

    wow neil this is great work you are really very talented

  • Dimf
    Dimfover 6 years ago

    Brilliant painting work

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...over 6 years ago

    I can hear the bells of the fire tenders now….

  • pauldrobertson
    pauldrobertsonover 6 years ago

    wonderfuol work… i understand something of your fascination. they are such beautiful and powerful things, the most alive of machines! prop planes are just outright COOL. and i am deeply into history too.

    thanks for your comments as well my friend


  • Woodie
    Woodieover 6 years ago

    Thanks for interesting comment Paul
    Cheers Neil

  • Per Ove Sleen
    Per Ove Sleenover 6 years ago


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