ColesAircraft From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 3 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 13284 times:
I was recently commissioned to paint a Pacific sunrise piece of the Pan American 'Yankee Clipper' Boeing 314. Even though I've been painting professionally for 8 years I've never received so much positive feedback on a piece, so on my own initiative I painted a companion piece of the Martin M-130. The latter is set before the Manhattan skyline, as in 1935 this aircraft went to New York on its maiden flight before heading to the Pacific for airline service.
I thought I'd share them here:
Pan Am Martin M-130 'China Clipper' Painting, by Ron Cole
Pan Am Boeing 314 'Yankee Clipper' Painting, by Ron Cole
ColesAircraft From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 13174 times:
Before turning to aviation art full time I ran my own architectural modeling and rendering business in LA - lots of work for Vegas casinos and the like. So I work pretty efficiently and produce about 20 to 30 new pieces a year. I did the 314 in about two weeks and the M-130 in three (Manhattan was time consuming).
I just received a 24 x 36 inch Giclee' print of the 314 on metallic paper, which I thought I'd try out, and I like it a lot! Lose a bit of contrast but the luminescence in the sky and silver aircraft is terrific.