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The "Barmy OFFers Art Gallery"

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The "Barmy OFFers Art Gallery" is proud to be able to present to you two paintings by Al Forbes,

which we could borrow for a short time from his gallery over at "The Aerodrome".

 

The first is a German "Taube", climbing in the frosty clear air of a winter's day.

 

 

 

The other is showing a nice contrast between the warm tone of the sunset reflecting from the wings

of a Sopwith Pup, and the high blue sky, where a DFW C.V is taking on the fight.

 

Edited by Olham

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This is my favourite of Al Forbes, as I think I've mentioned before:

 

A View from Valhalla.jpg

 

I also like Jerry Boucher's work although it's slightly too clean for my ideal tastes:

 

Nieuport N.11.jpg

Edited by Dej

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Yes, Jerry Boucher's stuff is perhaps quite clean and very realistic, but with that special touch,

that the art on model kit boxes used to have - somehow dynamic IMHO. Here's another:

 

 

 

Quite similar, but with more juicey colours is this painting by Steve Anderson: "Twilight of the Jagdflieger"

 

 

Edited by Olham

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I give the Aerodrome gallery a quick click virtually every day, in anticipation of some new piece. There is some superb work there.

I always liked that Al Forbes picture of the Taube. The way it picks out the wood and the wire around that birdlike shape. It almost has the air of a fantasy, like a pastiche of an early design which never really flew.

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What is the meaning of your question, when you already did, Lewie?

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What is the meaning of your question, when you already did, Lewie?

It is better to do so then ask for forgiveness... than ask and not get to do it...

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Okay, the sentence is 10x "Our Father in Heaven" - and 20x "Dicta Boelcke". :grin:

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It is better to do so then ask for forgiveness... than ask and not get to do it...

 

'Xactly!, and there's the required high level of Barmyness that needs to be maintained. :salute:

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