“Battle of Britain Flypast over Ramsey Golf Club” COMMISSION. SOLD
Artist Code: 1511. Completed 27 July 2015. Original Water Colour on Aquarelle Arches 100% Hot Pressed cotton ragpaper. Unframed size, 16” x 12”. Handmade Wood Frame(gentle pale gold bar pattern) 16” x 20” (Framed at Commissioner’s request).
The brief for this commission was to paint the Battle of Britain aeroplanes flying over Ramsay Golf Club. Such an event had taken place some years ago and a photograph was framed and hung in the hallway of the clubhouse. The original photographer gave permission for me to use his work as a resource. In that photograph the three planes were little dots in the sky, so with artistic license I decided to make them bigger so that they were more of a focus in the design. The painting was for the commissioner’s husband’s 65th birthday. I was also asked to choose a frame for the work and arranged for this to be done. The recipient was delighted with his present. From left to right: Hawker Hurricane, Lancaster Bomber, Spitfire.