Monday, August 1, 2011

Shoo Shoo Baby vintage airplane

"Shoo Shoo Baby"  10 x 13.5 original watercolor on paper NFS
 Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  We took a mini vacation to Atlanta and visited the Georgia Aquarium the Atlanta's High Museum of Art and the Mason Murer Art Gallery.  I'll post pics on Wednesdays entry.  There was something for everyone:) 

My painting this week was a retirement gift for a friend finishing up his Air Force career and moving on to a new career in the civilian world.  Jeff's favorite airplane is the Shoo Shoo Baby which is a B17 airplane from WWII.  As I said in my last post I had the privilege to visit this plane often because it resides in the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  We lived at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base prior to our current assignment.  If you ever have the chance to visit it is really amazing. 

Jeff spent 26 years of his life in the Air Force and he said he loved it as much on his last day as he did on his first day of work.  How many people can say that.  26 years of service before self is quite the accomplishment.  I am proud to call him a friend and wish him the best as he starts the newest chapter of his life.

Carrie


18 comments:

  1. What an awesome painting, Carrie. Jeff will display that one proudly.

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  2. Wonderful gift. I really like the way you painted metal and all the reflections.

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  3. Beautifully done and wonderful gift. I'm sure Jeff will treasure this painting.

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  4. Wow Carrie, what an amazing painting. I would never have been able to get past the drawing stage. It's so detailed and the way you painted it shows the era of the plane really well. I'm sure Jeff of very proud of this heartfelt gift.

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  5. The is AMAZING!!! What a special gift for such a great servant. Love to hear how much he loved hid job. You are a master Carrie! Wow!

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  6. What an amazing painting! The detail is incredible :0)

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  7. It's a great painting, Carrie, and a most wonderful gift!

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  8. Simply Awesome..yes really cool! What a cherished gift you have created here.

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  9. Fantastic painting, the detail IS incredible! I have to show this to my husband, he loves WWII aircraft. We're lucky that a locale airport does a show "Wings & Wheels" in Sept. The B17G Yankee Lady from WWII is there, and rides are available. My husband as gone up (twice) & absolutely loved it. A true piece of history preserved - both the planes & your painting! Best to Jeff!

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  10. Un bel hommage que votre ami Jeff va très certainement plus qu'apprécier... Un travail extraordinaire... où la base du dessin est indispensable. J'adore.
    Toutes mes félicitations à vous ...
    Gros bisous

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  11. me gustan mucho los aviones antiguos y si ademas los pintas con acuarela, es maravilloso.
    enhorabuena y un saludo.

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  12. Absolutely amazing, Carrie!! I don't know where to look first with all these beautiful details!! I'm sure this one will be a hit! My husband loved this one...Congratulations!!

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  13. That's a gorgeous painting Carrie. ANd what an incredible gift! Your attention to detail continues to amaze me. Well done!

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  14. This is wonderful, Carrie! I'm sure your friend is thrilled by this painting. I enlarged the photo and I'm amazed by all the beautiful details. I love the reflection of the motors and propellers in the nose of the plane! The viewpoint and perspective are great. Another fabulous painting!

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  15. Carrie, I am so inspired by you. You have a distinct style and you stick with it. It has been great watching your posts since you started. Do you use only transparent watercolors or some gouche? How do you get your darks to dark?

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  16. This is SO gorgeous, Carrie! What an amazing gift! Hope you had fun in Atlanta. Can't wait to see pictures!
    xo E + J

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  17. what a lovely post - thank you!!

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