Aircraft project

Once again, as I often do, I saw dawn.  This time I was out of the house and already at the Museum of Flight.  From the parking lot, I could see the tallest buildings in downtown Seattle, one of which was aglow with the reflection of the sun.  It almost looks like a rocket launch.

I was there for a staff meeting.  I also brought my sketch kit to go out into the WWI & WWII galleries to sketch.

A staff member had contacted me about doing some sketches for a project.  It has to do mainly with WWII.  So today I sat in the dark of the gallery and sketched this P-47D Thunderbolt.  I could hardly see my paper so I used the flashlight app on my phone!   I still have another one or two planes I want to sketch in that gallery, so next time I’ll bring my book light.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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5 Responses to Aircraft project

  1. I’d never thought of taking a booklight to use in a dark gallery. Do you have problems with your eyes adjusting between the subject and your page?

  2. miatagrrl says:

    I remember how dark it was in that gallery! I found the exhibits to be pretty dimly lighted, not to mention my sketchbook. But you managed to get a good sketch there!

    Tina

  3. joantav says:

    I always admire your sketches of the planes. Using a book light is a good idea. I used one last night when I was out doing nocturnal painting at a marina. It was fine for my painting, but then it got too dark to see the subject. lol

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