PROP-WASH- by Charles Thompson

When painting at a local airport with other members of the Southend Art Club, I selected to paint this Patenavia 68B only because I was told that it was not going to fly that day. However, halfway through the painting, a pilot turned up and told me that he was going to fly it right away and - before I could dismantle my easel, he started up the engines and sent both my easel and wet canvas flying into the bushes behind me. I took the painting home and was about to ‘bin’ it when I decided instead to experiment with the smudged painting using my newly acquired ‘Oil Bars’, which I had never used before. This was the result and it actually sold. 14” x 18” oil on board.

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