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heng44
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Another painting on a first day cover. This one shows the mid-air recovery of a Discoverer satellite.

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By a C-119 Flying Boxcar

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Ed the Pioneer 10 addition is beautiful!!

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Thanks Gary. Yes, I see now that the painting was a little empty and adding the Pioneer was a good move. Also because it made Philip buy it.

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Two more cover paintings to complete a commission for four of these (see above for the first two).

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I have to say, holding and seeing "the real thing", the actual paintings of Ed Hengeveld are amazing. The amount of details and the chosen colors... Hopefully this comment won't increase the number of commissions as I'll have to wait longer for mine.

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"Mister Galileo was correct"
30x40cm
gouche on art board

I had wanted to paint this Apollo 15 scene for a long time and it was David D'Angelo who really made me do it. Thanks David.

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As a former teacher of Physics, I was delighted to see that you got around to doing Galileo's 'Hammer and Feather' experiment. Many's the time I have demonstrated this in a vacuum tube. Its a beaut, Ed.

I think I should get my order soon on to the waiting list for a second EH original.

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Is that the St. George's crater in the background? Nice job Ed.

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Yes, it is. Thanks Mike.

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"Galileo's Experiment"
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After my recent painting of David Scott performing the hammer and feather experiment, I was asked by Allan Doig to paint the same scene from a different angle. The painting is a gift from his son as a kind of morale booster to help Allan through a difficult time after being very ill for the last two years. The first painting was difficult enough and coming up with yet another angle for this scene was a bit of a challenge... But I am fairly pleased with the result and so is Allan.

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posted 03-12-2009 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Ed, no word on your Apollo 11 comics translated into French?

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Non, pas du tout. That was a project by members of a French forum, who submitted the translation. I didn't have anything to do with that, but gave permission to post the translated version...

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Another very beautiful painting, Ed. Great job. May I ask, do you prime your art board or paint strait on the board without primer?

I really enjoy your paintings and look foreword to your next one.

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Originally posted by heng44:
I didn't have anything to do with that, but gave permission to post the translated version...
Ed, what do you mean by "I didn't have anything to do with that"? (the French version?) You did draw those pages, didn't you? So, I was just wondering if you were planning to cover the Apollo 11 mission in full (in English).

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Originally posted by alanh_7:
May I ask, do you prime your art board or paint strait on the board without primer?

No primer, I paint directly on the board. But I believe I bought it 'pre-primed'...

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Ed, what do you mean by "I didn't have anything to do with that"?
The people on the French forum had found the pages on the internet and made it a joint project to translate them in French. When they were finished they asked if they could post the translated version. That was the first I heard about it.

And at the moment I am not planning to finish the story, but I have learned never to say never. Who knows, maybe when I retire? Right now I have far too many things to do, my daytime job among them...

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Pity the Apollo 15 paintings were not included in the Space Art book.

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posted 03-24-2009 03:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pollux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Volume 2?

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Philip, your yet-to-be-made second Pioneer painting will also not be in the book...

The book was not the end of my painting career, so in the coming months and years there will be more paintings made that will not be in the book.

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Thank goodness the book was not at the end of your painting career!!!

I agree with pollux's suggestion: there should be MANY more paintings made that should be in... Space Art, VOLUME TWO! And I can't wait for that!

Go Ed, Go!!!

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What are you working on right now Ed?

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Here is my to-do-list in chronological order:
  • small painting of Charlie Duke;
  • for the same person: painting in his copy of my book;
  • first of 4 first day covers;
  • Philip's Saturn painting;
  • second of 4 first day covers;
That is enough to keep me busy for a while. After that things are pretty much open.

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Actually, I did the second item on my list first. This is a scene I did before on a first day cover...

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Your lunar surface has the "right" color Ed!!!

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Apollo 13
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25x40cm

Today I finally completed the Apollo 13 painting that I started exactly one year ago.

I did this at the request of Indigo Publishing, who are preparing a book called 'The Art of Space' in conjunction with the Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL. The text is being written by astronaut Tom Jones and each chapter will span one decade of space history. Each chapter will open with a spacescape and the narrative text about that decade. Following that will be 8-10 pieces of art pertaining to that decade.

I was asked to submit about 20 artworks and the Apollo 13 painting was one of them. It appears I will be the only foreign artist contributing to the book, which is planned for the end of the year.

Now that I have completed and submitted the Apollo 13 painting, I am offering it for sale. If anyone is interested: you know where to find me...

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Pioneer Saturn
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This painting was made for Philip Corneille and is a companion to the Pioneer Jupiter painting further up in this thread.

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Great stuff as always Ed, you'll be pleased to learn that you (oh, and some other painter with my initials!) have inspired me to have a go myself.

The first one is an acrylic and second is watercolour, obviously nowhere in your league but I did find it surprisingly relaxing (and I don't find much relaxing).

Any tips on how to paint a lunar surface?

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Not bad at all, Adam! You could be some serious competition.

I started out painting the lunar surface just in greytones, but these days I usually add some brown or tan to the grey. The rocks are mainly just dots, but if you add some shadows (always keep in mind where the sun is) they look almost convincing.

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One thing to remember for doing rocks is that rocks are ON TOP of their shadows, so paint shadows first. There is an interesting technique for doing that.

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...you'll be pleased to learn that you have inspired me to have a go myself.
Outstanding work! Save those paintings and look at them in ten years. You'll be amazed at how well they stand up and how much you mature.
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There is an interesting technique for doing that.
Care to share that technique? We artists need to learn from each other.

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Indeed Adam, nice work, I mean superb work! Are those just on cardboard as there's a spiral bound spine visible?

Another great painting Ed, I bet the rings and division were the hardest part of Saturn?

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I bet the rings and division were the hardest part of Saturn?
Yes indeed. I joked to Philip that I would have doubled the price if I had know in advance how difficult these rings are to paint. By the way, they look a little ragged in this small scan, but that is because of the low resolution.

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Great paintings of the hammer and feather... one question though, why did you paint him without the Hasselblad?

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Thanks guys, I'll keep working on pics (especially trying to get a good lunar surface).

Philip, it's a 10x7 watercolour pad.

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Great paintings of the hammer and feather... one question though, why did you paint him without the Hasselblad?
Was Scott wearing the Hasselblad at the time he conducted the experiment? Look at this photograph. You can see the white plate, but no camera attached.

Conclusion: Ed is correct, Bean is wrong?

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Care to share that technique?
Opened my yap to soon. I could explain it in person but not show it, because of my condition. Basically it involves Payne's Gray, a splatter technique, and a feather brush...

I don't miss doing space art so much, as it was always a chore, but it IS frustrating not to be able to pass on my acquired knowledge.

quote:
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I joked to Philip that I would have doubled the price if I had know in advance how difficult these rings are to paint.
Saturn's rings separate the men from boys. I've never attempted rings unless armed with a proper template or computer printout.

Freehand? nice job, Ed, but it WILL drive you nuts, particularly at 20 degrees (angle) or less.

The only artist I've ever seen that could do flawless freehand ellipses, like a diagram of cometary orbits was Helmut Wimmer of the Hayden Planetarium. I don't think even he would attempt concentric ellipses.

That being said, your hardware is outstanding! Pioneer 10 is perfect.

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You can see the white plate, but no camera attached.
I watched the Apollo 15 Surface Journal and noticed Scott was not wearing the Hasselblad at the time he conducted the experiment. Artistic Licence. Still a great painting.

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Let me chime in here to say that Scott was NOT wearing the camera when he did the hammer and feather thing. I don't start these paintings without doing thorough research, but in the case of the first (horizontal) Scott painting it wasn't thorough enough, as there is one small error. I corrected that in the second (vertical) painting.

The Saturn rings were first traced from a photocopy onto the canvas and then painted by hand. But when painting such long detailed lines it isn't always easy to keep your hand perfectly stable. Fortunately I don't drink, although I almost started.

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Artistic Licence. Still a great painting.
I absolutely agree that Alan's painting is superb and there is nothing wrong with Artistic Licence.

Ed's painting is important in filling a gap in the rather poor photographic record of wonderful piece of space theatre and scientific demonstration. The accuracy of the depiction is therefore important on this occasion.


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