Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mes ailes (My Wings)

14 x 18'', acrylic on gessoed hardboard
Painting # 201, 2011
This painting is a commission piece done from a photograph provided by the client. Operating from Oregon, Van's Aircraft is an American kit aircraft manufacturer, founded by Richard "Van" VanGrunsven in 1973.  These aluminium planes are sold as kits for self assembly. This  RV-7A  model from the Van's Aircraft fleet had received a striking custom paint job.

The painting was a surprise gift for her husband who was the original owner of the plane before upgrading from a two to a four-seater.

Speaking of planes, I've been invited by the Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento, Ca to participate in a spring group show that will be entitled, ''Planes, Trains and Automobiles''. I will be taking a more conceptual approach for these paintings.



  1. I thought this one was a photo at first. Awsome :)

  2. Alvin! I see you are up to your usual awesomeness! I bet your client was beyond thrilled. Hope you are well. Congrats on all your successes.

  3. wonderful plane, wonderful technique, you' re the best!

  4. I wondered about the subject switch. Cute plane--don't let the owner know I said that. A guy and his toys. I paint guys' boats by commission. I like painting mechanical things, but I love their distorted images reflected in the water. Your usual amazing work Alvin.

  5. This is fantastic, Alvin!! What a fabulous gift. Can't wait to see your future transportation paintings!

  6. This is really nice, Alvin. Love the red paint job on the plane - very striking against the blue sky. I'll bet your client was thrilled with this!