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2022-03-05T05:29:05+00:00 ·
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Andre Venter is an aviation photographer, whose work I really admire. I asked him if I have permission to paint his photographs, especially the Harvards and I immediately got a positive response plus “megaloads” of photographs to chose from. Thanks Andre! Andre helped me chose this one of a three-ship formation flypast, of a Flying Lions display, at Rhino Park Airfield during a Steady Climb Event.

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#2 - Arnie Meneghelli; #3 - Ellis Levin; and #4 Sean Thackwray, and have been in operation for more than 14 years.

Sean was in the South African Air Force with me and is also an artist when he is not flying. When I left the SAAF, I was presented with a farewell present, which was a painting of a Cheetah E, painted by Sean. It is still hanging in my office and reminds me of the good flying days I had and people I worked with. Thanks Sean!

Back to the painting, it is a watercolour, painted on 640gms Arches, cold press paper and measures 560mm x 760mm. I used some artistic freedom on the background as I wanted to allude to the Highveld thunderstorms that prevail in the areas, which make formation flying so much more interesting and difficult.'/>
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2018-09-01T11:50:41+00:00 ·
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Newest commissioned job: P-38J #42-68153 - Lt. Charles C. Heckel - 9th AAF, 474th FG, 428th FS