New original – Chinese Aces

 

The good thing about being commissioned to paint book covers for Osprey is that it gives me the chance to paint subjects that would be commercially unviable in any other way.  This latest is a case in point, being a Curtiss Hawk III in Chinese Air Force colours shooting down a Japanese Aichi D1A over the Sun Mausoleum on 19 September 1937.  And I thought RAF roundels were tricky to paint…!

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

Aces of the Republic of China Air Force

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Happy Christmas from us all!

As it’s Christmas I thought I’d post a little musical entertainment from our Christmas party here in Poland. For those of you who remember our daughter as ‘little Kasia’, here is a short clip of ‘now not so little’ Kasia playing ‘Wariacje w stylu zydowskim’ on her violin, with my wife Asia accompanying on the piano.  Just click on the photo
Happy Christmas from us all!

 

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Christmas postage

As we’re edging closer and closer to Christmas I thought it would be a good idea to confirm that we can post prints out right up to Tuesday 23rd December and if you’re desperate we can use Special Delivery for UK orders to ensure next day delivery.   Just add a note to your order or email me after placing the order to discuss the best way of posting it!

Border Patrol

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As any artist will tell you, sometimes you have an artistic ‘itch’ that you need to scratch.  In my case, it was to take a short break from aircraft and paint something loose and furry!   It was great to be free to paint hills at last, and try some loose brushwork for the foreground grass and fur.  Apart from the rear hare looking like the donkey from Shrek for the first half of the painting, it proved to be quite an enjoyable break from aircraft.   The result is as you can see above, a couple of brown hares peering over a ridge into the setting winter sun.   The canvas size is 30″ x 20″ and is now for sale.  No idea what to charge for it so will happily listen to any offers from anyone who likes wildlife art or films about big green ogres…    Oh and yes I did think about adding an aircraft in the distance, with the hares being spooked by the approaching noise… it may still happen!