Fraser May's Artwork
I've been painting and doing the odd book cover in one medium or another most
of my life, For the last 15 years my work was mostly marine. After we left Rio
I thought it was time for a change and since I've always loved 'planes and painting
skies I thought hey, why not? And what could be more intriguing and colourful
than WWI aircraft. Ostensibly, the prime reason for my building WWI models is
to give me something to draw from to create paintings...They have a life of their
own do models..."detail me, replace the struts"...and I obey. Neither
of these paintings pretends to portray any particular incident. 'Dogfight' was
my first. The Camel was done without access to a model or even a decent photo.
The second painting, 'Albatri' was worked up with my DV clamped in a 'third hand'
out in the sun. I had fun figuring out the perspective for the edelweiss on Baumers
This painting represents Flt. Ltn. Ray Collishaw RN shooting down an
Albatros DIII, which may or may not have been Ltn. Karl
Opinions, and records, differ.
There's more at my home site
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