New Original Painting

The Black Horse over Bamburgh

The Black Horse over Bamburgh

I’ve just completed a new original canvas titled ‘The Black Horse over Bamburgh’ depicting Spitfire P8148 ‘The Black Horse’ which was purchased for the RAF by the employees of Lloyds Bank in 1940.  I’ll post a Work in Progress on this painting shortly, although some of you may have already been following it on my Facebook page.

Prints will be available in a couple of weeks, the large original canvas (40″ x 20″) is now for sale, negotiable around £6000.   If you are interested, please just get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ link above, or directly via email mark (at) posart.com.

A new Blenheim painting

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I’ve been lucky enough to work with many RAF Squadrons over the years but my first was 30 Squadron when I was commissioned to record its 75th Anniversary in paint way back in 1990.  Twenty-five years later I’m now very proud to be an honorary member of the 30 Squadron Association and it seemed only right that I contributed something to 30′s Centenary.   A few months ago I completed a painting of a Hercules climbing out of Kabul for the current squadron and now I’ve just completed this, which depicts the Squadron’s first combat and loss of WWII on 13th July 1940 when three Blenheims intercepted three SM79s over the British Mediterranean Fleet, losing one crew in the action.  We’ll be producing prints within a couple of weeks so I’ll post more details when I have them.

New Original Painting


 

 

Just completed the latest book cover painting for Osprey.  This one shows a lone Mistel 3 flown by Fw. Carl-Ernst Mengel of 6./KG 200 operating from Peenemünde attacking the rail and road bridge at Neuhammer spanning the Neisse river, near Görlitz on 10th April 1945.  It’s another subject that I’ve never painted before and the challenge was to fit two aircraft into the confines of a portrait format book cover!

The painting is for sale, usual price.  For more details click on the image.


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Dornier 24 Original sold

The Osprey cover art for the Dornier 24 book sold at the weekend to a collector in Holland.  Thinking about it, this was my first ever painting of this aircraft which after a lifetime of painting aviation subjects is not something that happens very often now!

Three New Prints added

I’m back in the UK for a week to prepare for the 100th Anniversary Celebrations of 30 Squadron at RAF Brize Norton next week.  This has given me a chance to print and upload three new prints to the website; Out of the Darkness which depicts a 30 Squadron Hercules departing Kabul International Airport, Winter Tempest which shows 56 Squadron Tempests in Holland and Harriers over Belize which shows GR3s over the Blue Hole.

For more information about all three prints, click here to view our New Releases page or click on the images below.

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New Original – Spitfire over Berlin


 

I’ve just completed a new cover painting for the forthcoming special magazine ‘Spitfires over Berlin’, due out in April 2015 I think.  It depicts Pilot Officer Des Watkins flying Spitfire XIV RB155 of 350 Squadron shooting down an FW190 over the outskirts of Berlin on 20th April 1945.

The original is now SOLD, see the following link for more details.

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I’ve also uploaded a Work in Progress on this one showing the painting from start to finish, click on the image to find that page!


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New Original – Polish Spitfire Aces


 

I’ve just completed the latest Osprey cover for a subject close to my heart, Polish Spitfire Aces. It depicts Flt Lt Józef Jeka of 316 Squadron engaging Fw190s over Amiens during Ramrod 209 on 19th August 1942. This must be about the eighth Spitfire that I’ve done for Osprey and it’s always a challenge to come up with a different angle to display the Spitfire in the portrait format, hopefully I haven’t chosen this angle before!

The original is now for sale in the ‘originals section’ or just click on the image;

 

 


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Two originals sold

Just a quick note to update the original sales.   We have recently sold both the ‘Winter Halifax’ and the Osprey NW Europe Spitfire Aces (which appears in the current Flypast advert).   If you are interested in purchasing any of the remaining original paintings listed HERE, please just get in touch.