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Love Art "Cheshire CATh"  by Woodie
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Aircraft have always been adorned with the Pilot’s girl friend/ wife’s name in some form or other.
I was experimenting to find the best style of nose art and lettering for a college project (1999/2000 term final piece Art and Design Degree Foundation) about a film on Group Captain Lord Lenard Cheshire VC, CO of 617 Sqdn of Dambuster fame. ie “Dambusters 2”.
Mustang HB837 AJ-N (N for Nut.)
This is the only painting I’ve done in Gouache. A4 size paper.
A 2nd, more detailed and refined version on the noseart painted on metal.

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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  • ndicki
    ndickialmost 5 years ago

    Nice ideas – to my knowledge Mustang HB837 AJ-N had no distinctive markings – but it should have! I like it!

  • This was for a college project of a make-believe film called “Dambuster 2”.
    Cheshire’s P51, had D-Day stripes on the upper wing but not on the flap. Merry Xmas
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinalmost 5 years ago

    Great one Woodie, I will see if I can uv a mustang I have with these textures.

  • Thank Walt,
    See above about D Day stripes on upper wing but not flap.
    I’ll email you a photo later.
    Merry Xmas Neil

    – Woodie

  • PS See final nose artwork to your right.
    N

    – Woodie

  • It’s a Mark 3 by the way!!
    Neil

    – Woodie

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyeralmost 5 years ago

    Good one Neil. – Ted

  • Cheers Ted,
    - Neil

    – Woodie

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you Neil I will look it up on the internet.

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