Short Sunderland ‘High and Dry’

Short Sunderland

This was my submission for the 2016 ‘Best Aviation Paintings of The Year ‘ annual exhibition of The Guild of Aviation Artists held at the prestigious Pall Mall Galleries London. The preparatory sketches were done on site at The RAF Museum Hendon, London and the gouache painting was completed at home. The dark exhibition hall in which the aircraft is displayed with the striking light coming from just one corner adds to the drama of this very large aircraft. ‘High and Dry’ seemed an ideal title and one of the few not taken from a song by John Denver or David Gray !

Short Sunderland ‘High and Dry’