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Offline RussellSmith

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Jasta 23 Fokker DVIIs
« on: February 14, 2015, 11:54:34 PM »
Another piece recently completed.

Strike Them From Above
17" x 22"
oil on linen

Fokker DVII's of Jasta 23. In the foreground we see Lt. Hans Müller with his personal emblem of a white swan on a lake. Above and behind him is Lt. Hubert Eder with his bulldog emblem. Below and diving towards the enemy is Lt. Heinrich Seywald in his white DVII. The scene is backlit which allows us to see the translucency of the 4-color lozenge fabric and some of the underlying structure of the DVIIs. Those areas which are painted, such as the personal emblems, squadron markings and national insignias are opaque and don't allow sunlight through.









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Re: Jasta 23 Fokker DVIIs
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 12:34:45 AM »
Russell,
           As always, your work is fantastic.  Just wish I had the wall space to buy one of each!

Warren

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Re: Jasta 23 Fokker DVIIs
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 03:50:39 AM »
Thanks Warren!
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Re: Jasta 23 Fokker DVIIs
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 07:11:28 AM »
Absolutely beautiful Russell, I really love the transparency effect you have achieved.

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Re: Jasta 23 Fokker DVIIs
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 08:32:23 PM »
Russ,
I absolutely love it  ;)

Great lighting and super composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob



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Re: Jasta 23 Fokker DVIIs
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 10:27:33 PM »
Lovely work, Russell. I really like way you have captured the effect of backlighting on Müller's aircraft.

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: Jasta 23 Fokker DVIIs
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 03:34:31 AM »
Beautiful work, Russell.  I really like the translucence of the fabric.  As
always, your works are breathtaking!

Cheers,
Ernie :)
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