Of the last three LF paintings that I mentioned in a prior post, this is my favorite. For some reason when I curled up the bottom flap I kept visualizing camouflage GI pants rolled at the cuff. At that point I couldn’t help but to also visualize P-51 Mustang style nose graphics and rivets which became the upper section of the painting. In the spirit of victory this piece leans towards the Air Force inspirations from the early years, of which my father Dean was a veteran. A special Thank You is also in order for all Veterans of the Armed Services, past and present, who at risk to their own lives provide service and protection for our free world.
This time it’s for my second application to the Dave Bown Projects.
The DBP competition is semi annual from what I gather, and has good artist reviews about the support they’ve received. With these entries I also pooled my instagram likes to determine which paintings were “most popular”. We’ll see how that goes.
Lately I’ve been making a little less progress in the studio as the outdoor activities like gardening and landscaping demand attention. As the Little Flapper series continues with numbers 24-26, it’s kind of nice to give them a little longer gestation period. I must admit these current surfaces are pretty unique and have presented some challenge in finding resolution. As the finishing touches are made I’m already stretching up the next in line to motivate the completion of the trio in process.