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Art based on early hang gliders

Postby Everard » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:42 am

This is my first painting (excluding digital paintings) since 1984 or 85. It is based on a photo that Leroy Grannis took at the 1974 U.S. nationals, held at Escape Country, California, in December. It is my first ever painting using acrylics (although I switched to acrylics for my plastic modelling a year or two ago) and my first painting on proper canvas.
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My painting of a Sun IV hang glider is based on a 1975 photo by Bettina Gray of her son Bill Liscomb, who tried out many of the latest designs of the time. (The original photo includes just such a partial eclipse of the moon.) It is my second painting using acrylic on canvas and my second painting (excluding digital paintings) since 1984 or 1985.
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Re: Art based on early hang gliders

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:52 am

Beautiful artwork!!!

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Sorry about the fixed image sizes of the forum. I find that a width somewhere around 720 looks pretty good on most devices. Here's one of your linked images at that size:

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Re: Art based on early hang gliders

Postby Everard » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:47 am

Thanks Bob!

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This is my third painting this century. It is one I have had in mind since I first saw the photo on which it is based in early 1975.

Here is my web page about it (with link to the full size photo of the painting) on my personal web site Brave Guys and Beautiful Dolls:
Painting the Eagle III

And here is my page about the real thing:
Scientific American hang glider in Hang Gliding History
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Re: Art based on early hang gliders

Postby Bob Kuczewski » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:25 am

Great hang gliding history pages: https://hghistory.org/

It's very nicely organized.   :salute:
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