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My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« on: July 23, 2017, 10:13:58 PM »
The start point based on the Windsock Datafile plans



a rough value underpainting


a local skyscape added


and sea


starting to block some colour in


block in pretty much complete


and the current state of play.


I'll let this dry for a couple of days before adding details and tweaks.

Just to add this is oil on panel, 12" x 6" only

P


« Last Edit: July 23, 2017, 10:18:37 PM by Pete Wenman »

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 12:13:02 AM »
Thanks for posting this beautiful WIP! I really enjoy seeing the processes!
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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 12:42:22 AM »
Thanks for posting this beautiful WIP! I really enjoy seeing the processes!
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Gotta agree with my Amigo!  This is beautiful!
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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 07:37:29 AM »
Keep up the great work, Pete. I love seeing this sort of thing - Cheers!

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 10:14:41 AM »
   Fascinating to see your systematic approach to "constructing" a painting; different medium but the same approach as Model making. Great post, educational, and I look forward to more!
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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 03:05:43 PM »
Very nice. I love the plane touching the water. Very life-like.
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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 05:10:19 AM »

Cheers Gents

I'll work on the Short further this week and be sure to post an update. In the meantime I'm busy looking at reference material and aircraft plans.

P

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 10:13:10 PM »
Excellent!

Wants me to crack open a paint box!

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 02:25:18 AM »

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Wants me to crack open a paint box

Gisbod - do give it a go, and I'm always happy to help.

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2017, 09:32:24 PM »

Slower progress as I add detail and correct colours and value.



There are a few issues I'm not happy with, but given the small size of the painting I can live with them.

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 01:27:31 AM »

Unless I keep looking at this and pick it to death, I'm calling this one done.
No.14
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12" x 6"
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A Short-184 operating from the Seaplane station at Westgate on Sea.

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2017, 04:14:19 AM »
Oh, man! That's beautiful, Pete!
Cheers,
Bud
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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2017, 07:37:30 PM »
It's a pleasure to see the genesis of a picture as well the finished work.
Thank you for sharing.
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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2017, 04:33:58 PM »
Lovely piece of art, Pete.
What will be the next subject awaiting the easel?

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Re: My first WW1 subject - Short 184
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2017, 08:12:03 AM »
Very nicely done!
My only comment would be the comparison of the very stark shadow on the floats and nose compared to the underside of the wings, which are a lot lighter. Maybe the fuselage should be lightened and the wing undersurfaces darkened a little to give a consistent light/shadow effect?
 I'm not an artist so don't pretend to know what is right, but thought I'd give my tuppence worth...

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