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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sentimental Journey

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12" x 24" oil on panel painting of a frequent airshow performer. Seen here at Fox Field, Lancaster, California during the 2018 Los Angeles County Airshow.
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Orphydian's avatar

Your work is two folds impressive: you reached the level of precision and accuracy of a military illustration by the means of traditional oil painting and two your works look so clean almost like a digital painting. How can that metallic shading look so.. metallic and almost no brushstroke visible!

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I'm an Artist Fellow of the American Society of Aviation Artists, with decades of professional work...I hope I reached the precision and accuracy by now, lol. Metallic work takes practice and skill, seem to only really like very smooth paint strokes....many prefer the more "painterly" style... I can do both...and it does really matter what surface I choose to use, or my clients choose.

Jimbowyrick1's avatar
A chrome plated Fortress!
Awesome metal detailing!
Check-out my site.

Also, for landscape art, google Christopher S Gerlach Artist
He inspired me.
Jay-Weatherby's avatar
This is gorgeous, i adore how you painted in the individual rivets, it really brings out a lot of life in this bird.
DouglasCastleman's avatar
Thanks very much, Jay.
HearseGurl's avatar
Amazing! I love all those details and the colouring! Your art is truly outstanding! :wow:
HearseGurl's avatar
You're Welcome! :D
Arte-de-Junqueiro's avatar
Magnificent work!! :wow:
TribblePom55's avatar
Beautiful job!...I photographed this bird back in 1995 at a fly-in in Bridgeport Ct.....she didn't look as nicely polished as this, but still pretty! Clap Clap Clap 
DouglasCastleman's avatar
Thank you. Yes, they do a great job maintaining this warbird...I've been seeing it for decades, and it has never looked better.
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Many welcomes, Douglas. :thumbsup::D
peterdomanic's avatar
Beautifully painted ! Great work !
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peterdomanic's avatar
You are very welcome my friend ! Great gallery !
TheKissingHand's avatar
Absolutely amazing!
ConcordeJet's avatar
Good grief, did you paint the plane!?
DouglasCastleman's avatar
Well, I painted the painting of the plane. 
ConcordeJet's avatar
That some fine skill you have there sir O.O 
DouglasCastleman's avatar
Thank you very much.
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