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heng44
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posted 12-17-2006 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The left painting is the second in a three-part series I am painting. I made the one on the right earlier this year and Larry McGlynn suggested I do a triptych. I loved the idea and here is the result so far. The third painting will be situated to the left of these two and will show the LMP facing the LM.

Ed Hengeveld

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posted 12-17-2006 02:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow! Ed, when do you anticipate the 3rd piece to be completed by?

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posted 12-17-2006 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another beautiful job Ed.

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posted 12-18-2006 12:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bill, I hope to complete it this year. I'd better hurry, then!

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Well, I completed the triptych (and learned a new word in the process). One problem was that the first painting I made (on the right) was a 'stand-alone' painting and the horizon was rather low. The triptych-idea came later and I had to paint the horizon at the same level in the other two. So I solved that by painting a 'contrail' in the top of the left one, symbolizing the CSM in orbit.

I produced 14 paintings in 2006, so it has been a good year.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2007!

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Ed, absolutely beautiful! You truly are growing into one of the best space artists -- and I am thrilled each and every time I see one of your works.

On this one, however, you have outdone yourself. Bravo!

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posted 12-25-2006 08:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK Rich, where do I send the money I had to pay you to post this

Of course you will have to split with Tim and Bill!

Seriously, thanks for all the kind words.

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posted 12-25-2006 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really brilliant, Ed. I'm sure you have a website where you post your works? :-)

By the way what's the streak on the left painting of your triptych?

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Chris, read my post again and your question will be answered.

And: yes, I have a website.

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posted 12-25-2006 11:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LunarRover   Click Here to Email LunarRover     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Gosh Ed, these are spectacular! How big are the images?

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Ed, oh my gosh! Who needs a Christmas present when one can see your triptych here!! Ed, it's beautiful, absolutely incredible. I think it's the best ever. And what a brilliant solution you came up with too on the first panel. It's perfect, just perfect, and I'm not making these words up for money! Anyway, thanks for posting this to inspire us all. Christmas doesn't get any better than this!

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Hey Anne, where have you been? I guess if space artists had groupies, you would be it! Thanks very much, everybody is so kind. I hope this is not only because it is Christmas...

By the way, the individual artworks are 20x50cm (8x20inches).

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Hi Ed! Yeah, I'm definitely one of the zillion space groupies that you have, that's for sure. And not just because it's Christmas either. You're paintings are just so amazing... I always catch myself going, "Now, how did he capture that?? How did he DO that?!" We all are so lucky that you share your talent and hard work with us. Thank you, Ed. Oh, and my apologies for being in hibernation lately... I've been trying to finish up the brass parts on the last piece for the CD and had some ear setbacks at the same time. I'll get off a good email to you this week. Merry Christmas and thank you again for sharing your latest masterpiece with us all!

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posted 12-26-2006 12:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Ed, thanks for finishing that 3rd piece already. I can image how cool that would look on a wall in one's room. Hope you had a good Christmas.

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posted 12-26-2006 05:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Truly amazing work Ed... IMO the best yet!

Question: Ed's best artwork?

Answer: The next one.

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Any chance of printing these as a set so we can buy 'em? I imagine it may be a lot of work for you, but you'd have a pretty decent market right here at cS. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

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I have placed the Triptych onto Ed's site on the "Tribute to Space Art" blog.

I hope it places the pieces in context with some of his great body of work.

The rest of the blogsite is located here.

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posted 12-26-2006 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're killing me Hengeveld!!! 14 paintings??

I produced 1 patch (with a lot of help from Bill) and 1 painting. You just wait til I'm retired, I'll catch up, LOL.

Seriously Ed you are an inspiration to all of those who put paint (or ink) to canvas.
Congratulations!

(I'll know I've made it when Larry mentions me on his site.)

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Originally posted by KSCartist:
(I'll know I've made it when Larry mentions me on his site.)
Larry has excellent taste in space art

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"Jack's Hammer"
20x35cm

Come to think of it: I have only painted Jack Schmitt so far this year...

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Ed, you are a masterful painter. "Jack's Hammer" is another in a long list of beautifully done paintings. I will say once again that you need to publish a coffee table style art book. I would be one of the first to buy it. Also, you need to have a one-man show, preferably somewhere in the south-eastern USA.

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Ed, I think a show at KSC would be great! You should contact Linn LeBlanc at the HOF and see if it could be done as a fundraiser for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

Another fantastic job!

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Originally posted by Gilbert:
I will say once again that you need to publish a coffee table style art book. I would be one of the first to buy it. Also, you need to have a one-man show, preferably somewhere in the south-eastern USA.
Gilbert, I wholeheartedly agree with you! The world would definitely be a better place with a Hengeveld coffee table style art book. Except that I would have to wrestle you for the first copy!

I tell you what: if you can convince Ed to come and give a one-man show in Georgia and/or the Carolinas (for starters), I will buy that first copy of his book (autographed) and give it to you! I promise.

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Ed, as you're painting Jack Schmitt pictures, how about one of him throwing his hammer away after the last EVA. I own several rock hammers now permanently enshrined in some far away outback (where I forgot them after taking a break), but I sure wish I owned one that I'd left on the moon.

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Thank you all for the kind comments

There is one minor detail that prevents me (among others) to display my work: most of it is scattered around the globe, in the possession of various collectors.

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Ed, I'm sure you have digital images of all your paintings, right? You could make giclee prints for a show and use the digital images for a book. I know you know all this, I just would really like to see a book of your works.

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Yes, I have high-quality scans of all my works, so now all I have to do is find a publisher...

I need an agent!

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Recently I was asked to make small paintings on first day covers, and here are the first results. I must say I enjoy working in this small size.



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Ed - superb work as usual. I wish I could do that!

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Great work, Mr. Hengeveld. I hope we can get your fine work into our Columbia Memorial Space Science Education Center here in Downey.

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These are excellent, Ed. I have one of your prints, and it's one of my favourites - it's remarkable that you can capture the same quality at this scale. Thanks for letting us see them.

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That is a great idea Ed, adding actual artwork to a space FDC or space cover. This may start a new collecting trend for space philately. Good luck with them. Have you considered making them available to collectors?

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Very nice, Ed.

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Originally posted by Astro Bill:
Have you considered making them available to collectors?
Bill, this was made at the request of a collector.

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Very nice indeed!

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I am the collector that commissioned Ed for these covers. I happen to think that Ed is one of the best space artists around -- and his work on these covers certainly helps to make that point.

I've watched and admired from a distance Ed's work for others, and recently purchased a smaller work of his. Like most others, I am taken by his extraordinary ability to bring the detail of an image to life.

In my own collection, I have original cover art from Robert McCall and Detlev van Ravenswaay... and I thought, I wonder if Ed has ever done any cover art? So he and I started an email discussion on the topic. Turns out he had not, and so I offered to commission his first.

I shared with him covers of my two favorite missions (Apollo 14 and 16), and we discussed my favorite images/elements of those missions. Then Ed just blew me away not only with his technical skill, but also his artistic eye for layering meaning and metaphor throughout his work.

Please note that on each cover, the image selected by Ed mirrors the colors the artist used in the stamps on the covers.

Also note the meaning-within-meaning he evokes on the first cover with the boot print along with the First Man stamp, and then note the cancellation date -- the day Antares landed and Ed and Alan made their own first boot marks. (Ed has also done a PHENOMENAL back-cover painting of Antares on the lunar surface, along with the MET tracks... which is one of my favorite images of all time... those MET tracks remind me of wagon wheels of the settlers going West, and they are as iconic to me as those still "standing" boot prints in the lunar soil as we moved from steps on the moon to the MET to begin true exploration to the LRV when we could really start covering ground.

I will leave it to Ed to share that image with the broader group if he so chooses. He certainly has my permission - his work is too good to keep a secret.)

On the second cover, Ed left me speechless with his choice of the landing pad in the lunar soil, with boot prints all around, echoing the landing of the first pilgrim stamp on the cover. Amazing! Like all good art, I find myself drawn to the images -- tiny in size, but so big in meaning -- and thinking about the history that Ed has layered ontop of these covers which were stamped on these historic dates of the Apollo 14 mission.

As the proud owner of these covers, it probably sounds a tad bit suspect that I say this, but I say it anyway, without hesitation -- Ed, with his attention to detail, his technical skill, and his absolutely poetic use of image to tell a story in such realistic renderings, is an absolute master of his craft and, for my buck, one of the best space artists of his generation.

Bravo, Ed! And thank you, my friend, for covers that are truly unique works of art.

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Rich, thanks for your kind words, my friend. I don't know what to say, so I'll say it with a picture...

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Great stuff Ed!

Your paintings are definitely Alan Bean quality... or maybe Alan Bean's paintings are Ed's quality? Hmmm...

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Excellent art! They have an appearance of a real envelope. The postal stamp appears authentic stamped.

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Superb indeed and at such a 'small' scale... Ed, which materials did you exactly use?


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