CALL FOR ENTRIES – Top 10 Aviation Art ORIGINALS of 2012

Work Critique Room
eHangar members,
  
  Not sure if Sunny will put the voting on Facebook again this year, but we did the nominating here last year.
  
  Fourth year for this contest. This started as an excellent suggestion by Chris (Blueviper2). Instead of prints, we're talking original art here.
  
  Any artist can submit their own original. I know that's a bit unusual, as most artists are too modest to submit their own work, but in the interest of a good contest, we collectors would be happy if you did. If you don   t want to nominate your own original, you could at least drop a hint to one of your friends to nominate it!
  
  Artists should freely submit works done by their peers.
  
  If you own an original, please submit it.
  
  If you've seen a good original, please submit it. Here's where collectors can nominate things they've seen on eHangar.
  
  There have been some good paintings on eHangar this year, let's get them in the contest!
  
  One limitation I'd suggest would be on Taylor originals and other widely published works. For example, I know the original for "Jet Hunters" is out there somewhere. However, neither Robert Taylor nor the owner has posted it here on eHangar. Enter something like that into the print contest. However, if the lucky owner of "Jet Hunters" is on eHangar reading this, and wants to put it in the contest, it's fair game!
  
  Bottom line for widely published works, I think they should have some eHangar connection (artist, owner, etc.) to be in this contest.
  
  Here's how it will work:
  
  NOMINATION    
  
  Every member can nominate up to 10 of their favorite originals (painting, pencil, digital, sculpture, whatever) created during 2012.
  
  Please nominate your choices by including the title of the original, the name of the artist, and an image of the original. Unlike prints, there aren't many images of originals out there for me to snag off a website. You're pretty much going to have to provide your own image.
  
  For those unfamiliar with how to post images, see the instructions below:
  
  http://www.ehangar.com/modules   ..038;t=2046
  
  The nominations must be time stamped by the website no later than January 10.
  
  VOTING (To take place later, starting January 11)    
  
  Decide which 3 originals you like the most, and number them from 1 to 3.
  
  The original numbered 1 (your favorite) will receive 3 points.
 The original numbered 2 will receive 2 points.
 The original numbered 3 will receive 1 point.
  
  Voting will end on January 31 as time stamped by the website.
  
  The original that has accumulated the most points will be the top, or number 1 original of 2012. The original with the next highest collection of points will be placed in the number 2 position. It may happen that several originals may tie with the same point total. If that happens, they will share in their placement. For example, with the number 1 and 2 positions spoken for, say three originals tie for third place. Originals 3-5 are tied, will share third place, and will be listed in positions 3, 4 and 5 in alphabetical order by the artist's last name. This will be repeated until we have selected 10 originals (hopefully we'll get that many!). There may be more than 10 originals placing if a tie situation takes up additional spots.
  
  I'll start the voting process with a seperate thread on January 11 and restate these rules at that time. The winners will be posted on February 1.
  
  Here are links to the past winners:
  
    
  
  Top Original of 2011:
  
  "Terry Jones     Cold Steel"
  
  (On Facebook)
  
    
  
  Top Original of 2010:
  
  "Gareth Hector     Dahlberg's Day"
  
  http://www.ehangar.com/modules   ..038;t=4153
  
    
  
  Top Original of 2009:
  
  "Gareth Hector     Bottleneck"
  
  http://www.ehangar.com/modules   ..038;t=3354
  
    
  
  Enjoy!
  
  fuzzy
  
01/12/2012 16:43:50
No entry at all ? well...  
  
07/12/2012 18:36:12
I might as well start. There were/are so many mouth-watering pieces to choose from, it's closer to flipping a coin to nominate any. Here are three who I find are very strong pieces, partly because they are aircraft that I have a lot of interest in but more so for the composition, technique, and overall aesthetics. I may add to the list if time allows for more browsing.
  
  'Breaking The Bulge' by Gareth Hector
  
  
  
  'The Escorts' by Steven Heyen
  
  
  
    
  
  
  
  'Black Sheep Corsair' by Wade Meyers
  
  
  
  Devastating Thunder by Brian Bateman
  
  
  
07/12/2012 22:53:27
I would like to nominate the following,and now i need someone to help me post the images, i have not figured out how to do that in this current format:
  Nominating:
  Steve Anderson: Rendezvous
  Jim Dietz: Color Guard, Almost Done For
  Mark Postlethwaite: Brumowski's Albatros
  Russ Smih: The Eagle and the Butterfly
  Now if another member would send me instructions on how to add the paintings , i will be happy to do so!
  jim
09/12/2012 15:06:53
Jim,
  
  When you are writing a post, at the bottom there is a button labeled "Upload Attachments".   Click it and a box will open up named "select files".   At the bottom of that box is a button labeled "Add Files".   Click that and there will be a window that allows you to browse your computer for the images.   Once you have selected the images, click the other button labeled "Start Upload".   When that is complete, your files will be included when submit your post.
  
  fuzzy
  
09/12/2012 15:14:59
Fuzzy,
  Is it possilbe that i have not been given permission to load attachments?
  When i look at the bottom of my post, i see only : submit reply, cancel, preview
  thanks for your help as i would like to post my nominations before it is too late!
  jim
11/12/2012 21:36:43
Jim,
  
  Look above the buttons you mention.   My "Upload Attachments" button is right below the text box I am typing this reply in, and it is above the row of "Smileys" you can click on.
  
  If you've got a username and can post, you can add attachments as far as I know, but the details are best described by Sunny as he handles all of that.
  
  Again, look straight down below the text box you are typing your reply  in, and the "Upload Attachments" button should be there.   I can see mine as I type this.
  
  fuzzy
  
12/12/2012 00:24:23
still , nothing there,
  sorry, and thanks for your help,
  could you possibly message me, and send your email, i can send the digital files to you so that you can psot them for me - for the artists?
  i do not have any button anywhere for "upload attachments"
  thanks,
  jim
12/12/2012 03:47:48
Folks, I think we need to get this annual event sparked into life, and have decided not to be shy with a couple of my own works for nomination, as well as Terry Jones' beautiful Spitfire over the Channel. C'mon, how about a few more?
  
  Danger, Cold, Fear and Courage
  
  B-17_Little_Patches.JPG
  
    
  
  In the Hands of a Master
  
  P1017103.JPGSWingsOvrerDover1-1-1.jpg
  
    
  
  Cheers,
  
    
  
  Steve
  
12/12/2012 09:46:00
I took your cue Steve and have decided to nominate one of my own as well, a piece that I put a lot of effort into, and IMO, it turned out well. I second your nomination of "Danger, Cold, Fear and Courage".
 
 Night Mission
  
  
 
  
  
 
 
 Also, I would like to nominate Russell Smith's "The Eagle and The Butterfly"
  
  
 
  
12/12/2012 14:14:52
i would like to second the nomination of Russ Smith's EAGLE AND THE BUTTERFLY, i have asked Russ to help me post my other nominations, as i do not have that capacity.
  thanks Russ,
  jim
  
13/12/2012 03:08:36
I'd like to nominate a few paintings that I acquired this year.
  
    
  
  Gareth Hector
  
  Breaking the Bulge
  
    
  
  Completed 2012
  
  Oil on linen
  
  40 cm x 100 cm
  
    
  
  http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/94thBombGroup/The%20Roger%20Watts%20Collection/IMG_1697.jpg
  
    
  
  Wade Meyers
  
  A Call to Honor
  
    
  
  Completed 2012
  
  Oil on panel
  
  24 in x 40 in
  
    
  
  http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/94thBombGroup/The%20Roger%20Watts%20Collection/IMG_1668.jpg
  
    
  
  David Rawlins
  
  Kingfisher on Final
  
    
  
  Completed 2012
  
  Oil on linen
  
  24 in x 48 in
  
    
  
  http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/94thBombGroup/The%20Roger%20Watts%20Collection/IMG_1703.jpg
  
    
  
  Russell Smith
  
  The Eagle and the Butterfly
  
    
  
  Completed 2012
  
  Oil on linen
  
  22.5 in x 45 in
  
    
  
  http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/94thBombGroup/TheEagleandtheButterfly.jpg
  
    
  
  Kevin Weber
  
  Dawn of Infamy
  
    
  
  Completed 2012
  
  Oil on panel
  
  17 in x 26 in
  
    
  
  http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/94thBombGroup/The%20Roger%20Watts%20Collection/IMG_1699.jpg
  
    
  
  Kevin Weber
  
  One More Pass
  
    
  
  Completed 2012
  
  Oil on panel
  
  23 in x 18 in
  
    
  
  http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i152/94thBombGroup/The%20Roger%20Watts%20Collection/IMG_1690.jpg
  
13/12/2012 17:24:58
Thanks for the nods, guys.  smile
  
    
  
  Here are Jim's nominations. I reminded Jim that Steve Anderson's Rendezvous is ineligible because it wasn't created this year.
  
    
  
  Jim Dietz:  Almost Done For
  
  http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f83/aeroart/AlmostDoneFor-1.jpg
  
    
  
  Mark Postlethwaite: Brumowski's Albatros
  
  http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f83/aeroart/brumowki-markp.jpg
  
13/12/2012 17:26:38
Thanks Russ for helping me
  I also want to nominate two of Russ SMith's pieces, and i appreciate that he will have to post them for me, but i want to nominate the following two pieces by Russ:
  Roosevelt's N28, the cover for the winter 2012 Over the Front journal
  and his
  Sopwith Pup study,
  thanks,
  jim
13/12/2012 17:43:50
Here you go Jim. Thanks!
  
    
  
  http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f83/aeroart/RedNosePup.jpg
  
    
  
  http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f83/aeroart/OneofUs.jpg
  
13/12/2012 17:50:27
Hello all,
  
  I follow paletteone and give in my pice "P-51 Lou IV" and would like to nominate "In the Hands of a Master" of Steve Heyen and as second "The Eagle and The Butterfly" of Russell Smith.
  
    
  
  "P-51 Lou IV"
  
  Lou4
  
    
  
  Frank
  
13/12/2012 21:09:50
Have thought long and hard about this.............so many great paintings to choose from
  
    
  
  So
  
    
  
  1)Russel Smith
  
  Bullet
  
  http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f83/aeroart/Bullet-3.jpg
  
  2)Steve Heyden
  
  Danger Fear Cold and Courage
  
  https://ehangar.com/storage/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/sp-resources/forum-image-uploads/steveh/2012/12/B-17_Little_Patches.JPG
  
  3) Paul Cooper
  
  No title ?...............so i'll call it > Night Strike
  
  https://ehangar.com/storage/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/sp-resources/forum-image-uploads/paulc/2012/12/Beau-sm.jpg
  
  
13/12/2012 23:11:49
I would like to add the following
  
   
  
  lost the artists name
  
  http://imageshack.us/a/img715/3650/2rgknys.jpg
  
   
  
    Gollum
  
  http://imageshack.us/a/img38/7458/mustang7a.jpg
  
   
  
    Russell Smith
  
  http://imageshack.us/a/img708/3179/bullet3n.jpg
  
   
  
  SteveH
  
  http://imageshack.us/a/img20/8461/p1018157a.jpg
  
   
  
    First try at this Napier
  
  http://imageshack.us/a/img821/6941/dsc0032fw.jpg
  
15/12/2012 03:11:31
lots of excellent ones here already
  
   
  
  Hector - Breaking the Bulge
  
   
  
  Russell Smith - Eagle and Butterfly
  
18/12/2012 16:32:27
My entries for 2012
  
  "Whirlwinds in Borneo"
  
  http://home.btconnect.com/aeroartist/HAR10.jpg
  
  "Sky Guardians" (Lightning F6 & Victor tanker)
  
  http://home.btconnect.com/aeroartist/LightningBAC.jpg
  
  
 "Life goes on" (USAAF B24 Liberator)
  
  http://home.btconnect.com/aeroartist/liberator.jpg
  
  All oil on stretched canvas.
  
19/12/2012 12:51:32