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alanh_7
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posted 06-03-2009 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

This is a painting I have been working on off an on for a few months. Its called "Coming Home" and shows the a NASA T-38 escorting the Shuttle and 747 Carrier as they approach the Kennedy Space Center. This painting is pretty large 36x24 acrylic on canvas. It is my first serious attempt at a large space related subject though I have done a few smaller space related paintings.

heng44
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posted 06-03-2009 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, excellent work! If there is one thing that is difficult to paint it is clouds...

Ed

AJ
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posted 06-04-2009 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a very cool painting! Nice job. Do you have anything planned for a new painting?

Philip
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posted 06-04-2009 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent work indeed, the detail on the ground is great... and the comment from Ed Hengeveld says it all, look at those clouds!

By the way, the size was given in inches, not centimeters I presume

KSCartist
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posted 06-04-2009 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super job on the painting. It makes the viewer feel like they are in another T-38 just off the wing.

Tim

alanh_7
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posted 06-04-2009 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you guys for your very kind words. I really appreciate the feedback.

I was very nervous about putting this painting on the website. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo.

I always liked the T-38 Talon. A very clean aircraft. In my opinion NASA's are the most beautiful. Originally this painting was to be a pair of T-38s flying over the KSC (with no clouds). But as the drawings grew larger and the idea expanded, I thought it might be fun to have the aircraft in the foreground flying shotgun for a shuttle/747 transfer flight.

It will be a long time before I paint a cloud again.

My interest in the space program was rekindled last year when I attended the launch of STS-124. Between then and inspired by the cS website and its dedicated members and attending the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's show last year I was hooked again.

Some of the artists on this website have greatly inspired me, most noteably Ed Hengeveld. I am constantly scanning the cS website for Ed's latest painting.

AJ, I have dozens of drawings of astronauts and spacecraft that I hope to convert to paintings in the future.

I currently have three paintings in various stages of completion. The first is inspired by the wildlife around the KSC near launch pad 39A. The next is a large painting (inches not centimeters) of Charlie Duke standing on the moon near the end of close out during the final EVA for Apollo 16.

I also hope to have a painting of Skylab done in time to have it signed at the ASF show.

Thank you again guys for your feedback. I really appreciate it.

Best regards
Alan

heng44
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posted 06-04-2009 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alan, you are too modest. This looks very good and I would really like to see the Charlie Duke scene. I like this broad, almost panoramic view. You have in turn given me some ideas also...

Ed

alanh_7
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posted 06-04-2009 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ed I really appreciate your feedback.

If the Charlie Duke painting turns out well I will post it. I would love to know how you keep your highlight colors so clean. Often when using white, if painting wet on wet(which i like to do) I end up with muddy highlight colors. Your color always look great.

Thanks again.
Alan

astro-nut
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posted 06-08-2009 09:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice job. Keep up the great work.

nasamad
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posted 06-08-2009 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome painting Alan, like everyone has said, you do great clouds!

Adam

alanh_7
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posted 06-09-2009 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you everyone for your positive feedback. I really appreciate it.

best regards
Alan

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