Aviation history

Hughes-racer

…is one of my pet interests. This is from a photograph of the Hughes H-1 racer. I painted this a few years ago; it’s a bit tighter than I’ve been working lately. Watercolor on hot press paper.

2 thoughts on “Aviation history

  1. Really nice aircraft rendering. Think about doing this again with a bit more detail, pattern, texture in your horizon. Perhaps pulling your WC brush across a screen, or layering textures/patterns via mono print to “read” as your horizon and background? I find the brown band across the bottom of your picture plane distracts from the aircraft. For continuity, you may want to think about repeating whichever pattern your place at bottom (for ground) also in the sky, but in another color, perhaps as cloud shapes/stripes behind the aircraft?? Just toying with additional approaches…..

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