Duxford Cat - Consolidated PBY Catalina
Consolidated PBY Catalina at Duxford Art Print by Aviation Artist Richard Wheatland
Painted from sketches and photographs taken during a visit to Duxford airfield near Cambridge in 2010, the aircraft was being prepared for its pre-season flying routine practice session.
White is a very difficult colour to convey convincingly in a painting and the artist has tried to reflect the surrounding colours into the aircraft to make it appear more realistic, while adding both the Fordson tractor and attending steward to complete the composition.
The painting won the Unjuried Show at the GAvA Annual General Meeting in 2011, this being for artist friends of the Guild.