March 4, 2005
Here are the final results.
Congratulations to one of the "old masters" of aviation art - Roy Grinnell - for taking the top spot in the 2015 contest with "The Struggle Begins"!
Congrats also go to Simon for acquiring such a wonderful painting.
Thanks to all those who entered paintings in the contest, and all those who took the time to vote - it is very much appreciated.
It was a fantastic contest this year, with a wide array of outstanding aviation art. Yes, it is a friendly competition, but in reality the contest is primarily a showcase for what members have created or acquired over the year. I run it so that we can all review the year's best aviation art.
Here are all the paintings from first to last in point totals. With so many great choices, just securing a vote in the contest is a real honor. One of the paintings I bought gathered the fewest points, yet it is a truly amazing work - that's how stiff the competition was this year.
Based on some previews I've seen, I suspect next year will every bit as good!
48 points - Roy Grinnell "The Struggle Begins"
44 points - Gareth Hector "Dropping in at the Horse and Jockey"
44 points - Russell Smith "Strike Them From Above"
24 points - Steve Anderson "Udet!"
20 points - Darryl Legg "Typhoon McGoon"
20 points - Mark Postlethwaite "Black Horse over Bamburgh"
16 points - Roy Grinnell "Alone Above Baoshan"
14 points - Darryl Legg “Jeannie”
12 points - Darryl Legg "Fairey Delta Two"
12 points - Mark Postlethwaite “JGIII Fokker D.VII”
8 points - Roy Grinnell "First Sting"
8 points - Darryl Legg "Exercise Glowing Speed"
8 points - Darryl Legg “Gotterdammerung”
8 points - Mark Postlethwaite "Winter Tempest"
8 points - Don Wilkie “The Brave”
6 points - Simon Atack "No Moon Tonight”
6 points - Darryl Legg "Bum Steer"
6 points - Robin Smith “Cold Hands Everywhere”
4 points - Ivan Berryman "Fast and Furious"
4 points - Harley Copic "Preddy's P-51B"
4 points - Russell Smith "Stan's Colourful Steed"
4 points - Kevin Weber "Thunderbird"
2 points - Darryl Legg "Yak-9U"
October 9, 2004
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March 4, 2005
Congratulations Simon! Glad to see you added "Greenheart Leader". They belong together. Both superb paintings!
I recall hearing that Roy had plans for a Spitfire painting to make a trilogy. I don't think that ever happened, since we never saw a Spitfire print to go along with "The Struggle Begins" & "Greenheart Leader" prints. Too bad. I'm sure it would have been another great one.
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