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Spitfire over White Cliffs_UPDATE!
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Hi,

I’m started on a commission for a good friend. (he’s a fighter pilot at the Belgian Air force from 349 squadron, who’s based in Kleine Brogel in Belgium). He askes me to paint a spitfire that flies over the white cliffs. I’ve made a sketch in the past, but I didn’t knew which sky (clouds) to use… Right now, I’ve find a sky and I’m started to paint. Normally I use a illustration board, but hte quality is not so good as it seems to be. They’ve changed the paper on it I think. So I searched for an alternative high quality watercolor paper, I’ve streched up an o wooden board. I use the paint of gouache. I will paint layer by layer.
Greets from Belgium,
Tim

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I’m started with the clouds…

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Keep the progress going! Nice beginning.

Brian

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Looks like a good start Lars. The clouds aren’t too bad at all. Before you go too much further with the brown cammo on the Spit – don’t; by the time the Mark 9 was in use they switched to green and grey. Perhaps use the brown as an undercoat so you have tonal and colour consistency on the rest of the aircraft.

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Steve

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@ Steve,
Thanks for your advise… I’m still learning about the differents of the spitfires (marks) during the war… also of the others planes.
I want also post an update from my work… I have only a few hours to paint at the evening after my work…( like the most people on this forum). But hopefully it is worthwhile to persevere.
Tim Wilmsen

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Much better Tim!

If you are feeling confident, you might try adding a warm-purple glaze (I use Liquin for this) over the green to tone down the ‘lime’ in it and balance it with the warm grey you have. Make it a but darker for the under-curve areas.

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Steve

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So far I’m pretty happy with the result, Tim

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It’s not bad Tim – a few things need thinking about but your sea and sky look natural in tones and perspective .
The clouds could maybe use a bit more light and shade detail in the brighter areas to show their bubbly nature.
The aircraft is neatly done but your green needs to be modified – at the moment it is too light and bright – particularly the patch on the left tail wing . Work off canvas at matching the green you see in profiles and photos – don’t try doing that on the actual painting till you are happy you’ve got the right mix.
I’m not sure the flat top cloud meeting the right hand wing tip helps the composition – I feel you could lose that meet up and the plane would stand out from the background more. Just my thoughts !

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Tim hi

Looking good, with the Spit’ nicely done. I agree with the points made by Neil, and would also suggest you soften the horizon a little as well as some of the shape edges on the clouds.

Remember there are three types of edge, and a natural looking painting will have all three.

Hard, Soft and Lost

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Pete,

Please stop going on about the progression of my love life lately – this is a painting we’re talking about here! But I quite agree.

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Hey Magoo

– you’ve only got two types at the moment – lost and soft embarassed

Wanna feel really bad – I got a very close look inside a Spitfire and Hurricane this week, any closer and I’d have been flying them 😎
I mentioned an ex -F15 dude I know and was offered the same hospitality next time they are over – so when you dropping anchor again ?

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Hopefully get more hours to paint next days…

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Coming along well. The one thing that caught my eye is the sand extending up to the horizon . I’d be inclined to lose sight of the sand just after the headland and let distant sea take over up to the horizon.

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October 27, 2011 - 10:14 am
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Coming along well. The one thing that caught my eye is the sand extending up to the horizon . I’d be inclined to lose sight of the sand just after the headland and let distant sea take over up to the horizon.

OK… 😎 I keep in mind! The painting isn’t finished yet. I have lot of work to do on the Cliffs and sea.

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almost ready to be framed…. little details to do on the spit.

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Great work Tim 😎 Nice colours, the waves look great and the land is very well painted. The clouds are very good too but I would lower the cloud just in front of the Spits starboard wing or dull it down a little. It’s very light and attracts the eye which retards the Spitfire’s flight path a little. If you put your thumb over it you should see what I mean. If you already have it framed I wouldn’t worry too much about it as it doesn’t detract from a well painted and fine piece of work.

Cheers,

Terry

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