Flying Fortress

This is an acrylic painting (11×14) of a wwII era B-17 Flying Fortress. I recently saw this plane at the Air Force Armament Museum (Eglin Air Force Base) here in FL. Planes of all eras interest me and I was thrilled to see the fantastic collection at AFAM.

My goal was to achieve a stark contrast between the B-17 and the background. Occasionally when an object is seen in person it conveys an 'out of place' feeling for me. This feeling can be tricky to capture in small scale so I wanted to try a new approach. I am pleased with the results and likely will paint more from the AFAM visit.