2004, 36″ x 60″, acrylic on canvas
DEPARTURE is a commissioned 3 ft. x 5 ft. painting on specially-prepared canvas. The owner of the plane wanted something special for his man-cave/hanger and an original painting was the perfect fit. DEPARTURE was a real pleasure for me to create. We started with a photoshoot at Portland Hillsboro Airport (Hillsboro, Oregon) of his parked plane with engines running. Once I had what I needed from the shoot I began creating DEPARTURE in such a way as to represent the Cessna 414 Chancellor aircraft as though it were in flight. I really enjoyed painting the majestic sky and powerful clouds in this painting, and of course, this freshly restored twin-engine aircraft provided beautiful inspiration for this painting.
Commissioned painting, Private collection, Portland, OR