This is 'The Old Guard', watercolour, 53 x 34 cms. It shows a Nimrod MR1 maritime patrol aircraft and a Vulcan B2 and Victor Mk 2 of the British V-Force forming up in formation over a beautiful coastline. The coastline is inspired by the coast around the Scottish islands, which can look almost tropical from the air.
All the aircraft colour schemes are as authentic as I can make them for a period in the late 1960s and early 1970s. During this period, both the Vulcans and Victors carried Britain's nuclear deterrent in the form of the Blue Steel standoff thermonuclear missile. You can just see the large missile protruding below the belly of the Victor.
I love the beautiful colours in this one, and I hope that the aircraft are posed in an exciting way to suggest the movement of the formation. And I have massive affection for every aircraft type here!
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A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.