More on the PWH project

A large open grassy area at the back of the Museum of Flight grounds will become the Project Welcome Home Commemorative park. The exact name is still under consideration but that’s what I’m calling it for now. I’ve written about it before. My sketch series for this year is documenting its development. I’ve sketched the B-52 three times now.

Today I went early in order to sketch before the start of my volunteer shift. This is that grassy area that is now mostly empty. The link above shows the plan for how it will be developed. This is the “before” sketch. At left are the containers housing the Museum’s Amateur Radio program, which is run by volunteers. These will remain.

Sketched in the Canson Montvall Watercolor paper, 9×12; Platinum carbon black ink; Daniel Smith Watercolors.

This second sketch is the Lockheed YO-3A “Quiet Star”. It was a reconnaissance aircraft during the conflict in Vietnam. The engine was heavily muffled so as to be almost noiseless. It now hangs over a newly developing exhibit: “Vietnam Divided: War Above Southeast Asia” which will open Memorial Day Weekend.

Field Notes “Signature” Sketch Book; Platinum carbon black ink; Daniel Smith Watercolors.

With the weather finally being spring-like, I thought I might go sketch the B-52 in Everett tomorrow. However, my plan formy next trip will be to sketch the removal of the wings and that is not yet happening.

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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