I plan to document the progress of this painting over the next six weeks. My deadline is about March 17th. Slides have to be in Ottawa by 24th March. This item is hopefully my entry for the annual "Artflight" competition sponsored by the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa.

It may not qualify actually . . I am continuing anyway!

Missed deadline due to being sick for almost three weeks!!

You might enjoy following along. I caution you, as it is a very slow process. Eventually a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver will appear, trust me!  I am risking all by showing you this process, but it will hopefully encourage me to keep slogging along...if I miss the deadline, I hope I will have a painting that will bring back memories of a very happy day in Denali.

Kingston 05 February 2005             "DENALI DENIZEN"                Acrylic on Canvas 24" x 36"

A sprightly 51 year old, ski equipped, de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, the consummate Canadian Aviation icon, shown earning her keep on the 63rd parallel.
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Photos: Neil Aird © February 2005