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.