Aviation Art - post your favourite pics

Mr. Mike

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Mike, What you have created is exceptional. That display is beyond words. Well done sir.
oh, thanks a lot! Great that you like it. It's a bit of free interpretation as I should have been using a Flying Helmet instead but it was anyway a trade off between Dietz and adoption to the AVG. I was playing around with some other photos and a Olive Drab service cap to create some additional versions.
 

CBI

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be sure to check out other sites. Aviation Art Hanger is great but he doesn't have the best quality images sometimes. Generally speaking:

Aviation Art from Brooks Aviation Art - art prints by Robert ...http://www.brooksart.com - he spends time on higher res images but does not offer as many artists.

Brooks Art uses a lot of the same res files as are generated by Aces High Gallery: (see below)

If you like John Shaw, go to his site, the online images are excellent.

John Shaw Arthttps://www.johnshawart.com

Its always better to see a nice quality photo of an actually printed product but most aviation art retailers don't do this. Better luck on eBay sometimes for viewing (and buying)

..........and yes, there are many other sites.

Aces High Gallery - Aviation and Military Fine Arthttps://www.aces-high.com

This is going down a huge rabbit hole for me, don't get me started!!!!!!
 

Nickb123

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be sure to check out other sites. Aviation Art Hanger is great but he doesn't have the best quality images sometimes. Generally speaking:

Aviation Art from Brooks Aviation Art - art prints by Robert ...http://www.brooksart.com - he spends time on higher res images but does not offer as many artists.

Brooks Art uses a lot of the same res files as are generated by Aces High Gallery: (see below)

If you like John Shaw, go to his site, the online images are excellent.

John Shaw Arthttps://www.johnshawart.com

Its always better to see a nice quality photo of an actually printed product but most aviation art retailers don't do this. Better luck on eBay sometimes for viewing (and buying)

..........and yes, there are many other sites.

Aces High Gallery - Aviation and Military Fine Arthttps://www.aces-high.com

This is going down a huge rabbit hole for me, don't get me started!!!!!!

Hugely helpful. I feel many of the same compulsions with this art as I do jackets. NOT GOOD!
 

CBI

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Yes. collection aviation art prints was a bigger interest than jackets for me. The man cave pics and hallway I have posted pics of represents about 1/3 of the prints I had total. Ultimately, if I didn't have wall space, I wouldn't keep them. Now, I "see" everything I own. Much more enjoyable than jackets hanging up in closets.......unless when they are worn, which, if you have many, is not often. One issue with prints is that framing costs are very high. I had a source where I could get everything at cost and did most of the framing myself. Also, I have no more wall space. I tried spilling things into a guest room but the Misses put the kibosh on that one!!!!
 

CBI

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one more thing ................ quite a bit of aviation art is printed with text (name of artwork and description) below the image with various printed borders. This is pretty standard and is where vet signatures go. Overall, visually besides the cool signatures when preset, I have never really liked this. That's why its good to be able to see a photo of actual hard copy first instead of just an image. An artist like Jack Fellows (check him out) does great work (mainly Pacific Theater) but the accompanying text, insignias, borders can be really excessive. Someone like Robert Perry, just a plain thin white border edge. Canvas prints eliminate this altogether (except for a white wrap around area on the edges) but DO cost more.

as I said, rabbit hole.........................
 

Smithy

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as I said, rabbit hole.........................

Agree entirely. I've got a couple more I want but I've had to be pretty strict otherwise I'd go nuts.

The last one I really want is Simon Smith's "Dawn Patrol" which shows Rhys Davids leading 56 Sqn taking off in autumn 1917.

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Nickb123

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one more thing ................ quite a bit of aviation art is printed with text (name of artwork and description) below the image with various printed borders. This is pretty standard and is where vet signatures go. Overall, visually besides the cool signatures when preset, I have never really liked this. That's why its good to be able to see a photo of actual hard copy first instead of just an image. An artist like Jack Fellows (check him out) does great work (mainly Pacific Theater) but the accompanying text, insignias, borders can be really excessive. Someone like Robert Perry, just a plain thin white border edge. Canvas prints eliminate this altogether (except for a white wrap around area on the edges) but DO cost more.

as I said, rabbit hole.........................

all good info and very helpful. What is this business with the canvas prints needing to be stretched for framing? Is this something a regular ol’ chain framing store off the boulevard in California can do or does it require a specialist to do?
 

CBI

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Yes, canvas needs to be stretched with canvas stretchers/bars, you can DIY this with some Youtube tutorials. Depending on the size of the print, it can be mounted with sticky art board. A framer will have this thin/stiff art board with a peel off layer exposing a moderate tac adhesive. The canvas gets placed on it and then put through a roller to smooth it out. Generally, the sticky backing does not work as well with large size canvas

B-26, adhesive backing.
B-25 DIY traditional canvas stretched
Lanc, adhesive back but with glass.

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CBI

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I have never owned a Smith Smith print but he is yet another amazing artist!
 
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