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DarkCanuck420
02-13-2005, 03:40 PM
Does anyone have any knowledge of avaition paintings? I am interested in purchasing one and am looking for advice. right now im looking for a spitfire painting mostly robert taylor, and nick trudgian. ive got around 10 or more that Im amazed by. any advice, helpful hints?


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DarkCanuck420
02-13-2005, 03:40 PM
Does anyone have any knowledge of avaition paintings? I am interested in purchasing one and am looking for advice. right now im looking for a spitfire painting mostly robert taylor, and nick trudgian. ive got around 10 or more that Im amazed by. any advice, helpful hints?


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trumper
02-13-2005, 03:56 PM
Where abouts in the world are you,look on google for aviation art.
Do you want a signed limited addition,i.e limited to set numbered of prints allowed with the artists signiture and possibly a pilots as well.
Brilliant artists include ,Gerald Coulson,Robert Taylor,Nicholas Trudigan,Phillip West,William S Phillips.

P.S http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif buy it because you like it not as an investment,have fun,it's the start of an expensive addiction.

http://www.aviartnutkins.com/

http://www.robin-smith-aviation-art.co.uk/

http://www.vectorfineart.com/

http://www.avart.co.uk/

I havent used any of these except 1 so i can't recommend them or not as the case may be,just use them as a guide but i don't see any reason for problems.

madsarmy
02-13-2005, 04:12 PM
DarkCanuck

I have bought a few prints over the last few years & as with all art I have a rule for myself. If I like it & can afford it I buy it. You obviously pay more if the prints are signed by pilots or crews. Price also it depends on how many prints were produced.

these are the prints I have in my room.

the Band of Brothers one is signed by 5 crew members & is quite large with only 400 printed
& the When Prayers Are Answered is also signed by 4 crew members (also large)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/printsone.jpg


Coming Home is signed just by the artist & We're Off On A Raid is signed by two crew member
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v605/tommybomb/printstwo.jpg


Price range from 35-375(not including frames)

Jagdgeschwader2
02-13-2005, 04:15 PM
These are two that I have purchased from. They both have a nice selection of prints.

www.aviatorart.com (http://www.aviatorart.com)

www.aviationarthangar.com (http://www.aviationarthangar.com)


http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

DarkCanuck420
02-13-2005, 04:22 PM
lol ! Great I had narrowed it down and now the number keeps increasing rather then decreasing!
cool stuff.
ive got a few my eyes are on most of the stuff i found is from:

http://www.wings-fine-arts.com/default.htm

I dont want a poster, I want something of value a limited print i will probibly go with under 250 cdn.

How much does good framing go for? with acid free matting, UV glareless glass, nice frame??

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Taylortony
02-13-2005, 04:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DarkCanuck420:
Does anyone have any knowledge of avaition paintings? I am interested in purchasing one and am looking for advice. right now im looking for a spitfire painting mostly robert taylor, and nick trudgian. ive got around 10 or more that Im amazed by. any advice, helpful hints?


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James Deitz is another renowned artist who you will see posting in here as he owns the game perhaps he might offer you a pointer or 2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I too believe it or not have done commisions on a very very small scale http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

but regardless of what you buy.... The best advice i can give is if its an original, buy what you really really like, because if you like it, then others will too......... price should not come into it, but if it makes the hars stand up on the back of your neck, then it will for others too...there is one famous artist runs a yearly auction online for his originals, if you are interested me pm and i will search through my mags to find the details about it

DarkCanuck420
02-13-2005, 04:40 PM
I dont have the funds to buy an original, im a student and all. Im thinking that if i save one paycheck, dont eat, I could buy a limited print.

id like to show which ones im interested in but i dont want people to steal my shtuff http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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Chuck_Older
02-13-2005, 06:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Taylortony: <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

James Deitz is another renowned artist who you will see posting in here as he owns the game perhaps he might offer you a pointer or 2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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I had wondered about that...I have a book of aviation art with his works among the illustrations. I just checked, I think I lent it to my Dad.

I have several bits, but they are mostly photos. I do have one that is a painting, it's off to the framers...can't recall the artist. It's called "Night of Nights" and depicts the 101st Airborne making it's jump just before D-day. I also have a great photo of a Clipper in Pearl Harbor a short time before the attack, and a signed photo of VMF-214, something like eight autographs on it.

This stuff is great, I wish I had more money to spend on paintings and photos of aviation

I get most of my stuff from a catalog...Historic Aviation? I'd have to double check to make sure

Hunter82
02-13-2005, 07:27 PM
James D hands down...great artist

Fliegeroffizier
02-13-2005, 08:24 PM
See my SigBlock below for My recommendation...
James Dietz is one of the very best! Each of his paintings tell a story, they are Not just drawings of airplanes. The series depicted on my Site will give you an idea. I'm proud to have a Numbered, Signed, remarqued 'Artists Proof' edition of Jim's "Tough Day" hanging on the wall above my computer. I've been trying to find a copy of the Sold-Out "To the Victors" for a Long Time!

Visit my Site and follow the link in the left-side navigation menu to "Artwork" to see a couple of Jim's works!

DarkCanuck420
02-13-2005, 11:06 PM
now that is some nice art! wow those infantry paintings are outta this world! Thanks a lot for the help fellas

do you know how much good quality framing goes for?

RxMan
02-14-2005, 08:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DarkCanuck420:
now that is some nice art! wow those infantry paintings are outta this world! Thanks a lot for the help fellas

do you know how much good quality framing goes for? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Framing will/should cost as much as the art ! Don't skimp on it. Check out the frame on my favorite piece "Shooter's Odds". Signed by Pilot and Artist, # 335 of 850. My son bought me the lithograph, but I had to have it framed. He bought it online but I'm not sure where.

http://members.cox.net/johnsgary/img00041.jpg

Read the true story of this encounter:
http://sabre-pilots.org/classics/v51shoot.htm

Taylortony
02-14-2005, 09:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Taylortony: <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

James Deitz is another renowned artist who you will see posting in here as he owns the game perhaps he might offer you a pointer or 2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I had wondered about that...I have a book of aviation art with his works among the illustrations. I just checked, I think I lent it to my Dad.
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Well i was lead to believe many moons ago it is one and the same person, but we will have to Hijack one of his posts to ask him if it is indeed him http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BTW, did you know Extreme One is really Elvis in disguise.........

DarkCanuck420
02-14-2005, 11:19 AM
nice paintings!
The ones I am interested in are:

http://wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com/estore/50298.htm

http://wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com/estore/4271.htm

http://wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com/estore/3882.htm

http://wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com/estore/4467.htm

http://wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com/estore/4492.htm

http://wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com/estore/4623.htm

http://wings-fine-arts.ebusiness-apps.com/estore/4456.htm

As you can tell the first one im getting is going to be a spitfire painting, shes sexiest plane every! well ive sure got to narrow it down thanks for all those links nice stuff. Dietz does some amazing work probibily going to get something from him next http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

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Fliegeroffizier
02-14-2005, 11:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DarkCanuck420:
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do you know how much good quality framing goes for? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
To do justice to a high quality signed lithograph costing in the neighborhood of $200+, I would budget at least $150 for framing...I have mine custom made, using usually four "masks" of different colors to draw out the colors in the painting, then the frame itself...and, of course, non-glare glass.

TaylorTony: Yes, the "jamesdietz" who is a member of this Forum Is THE James Dietz.

DarkCanuck420
02-14-2005, 11:45 AM
cool maybe we could get some inside information on when his "silencing the guns" painting is going to be released http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

BlackShrike
02-14-2005, 11:45 AM
by far the best print of spitfires is by Robert Taylor. it is called GREYCAP LEADER.

taylors art up close is amazing. and his art always goes up in value.

i have that print and Knights of the Eastern front , Hostile Sky, Fighter General, and Fortress under Fire.

go to wings fine arts under robert taylor gallery. and look up greycap leader. it blows away all the prints youve looked at. its signed by Johnnie Johnson too. he owned wings fine arts till he died last year. his son runs it now.

its 295 american but trust me you dont want to settle when it comes to art. youll have to look at your print for the rest of your life. thats a long time to choose second best in a print.

RxMan
02-14-2005, 02:00 PM
Don't like to disagree, but in my case non-glare glass reduced the contrast and dulled the colors when I tried it on my print, check it out before commiting to it. More mats are a definite advantage if you can match the colors, I tried several places to match the yellow-gold but couldn't. Art is in the beholder's eyes though, which includes the manner it is presented, so take the time to shop around.

trumper
02-14-2005, 02:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RxMan:
Don't like to disagree, but in my case non-glare glass reduced the contrast and dulled the colors when I tried it on my print, check it out before commiting to it. More mats are a definite advantage if you can match the colors, I tried several places to match the yellow-gold but couldn't. Art is in the beholder's eyes though, which includes the manner it is presented, so take the time to shop around. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I agree 100%,the non glare glass can kill the colours,also don't skimp on the frame,it can turn a heap of poo into a work of art,plan where you are going to put the painting and work the borders and frame colours in with the surroundings as well as the paintings.

BlackShrike
02-14-2005, 06:04 PM
an average size print with about 3 matts will on the cheap side run about 350 bucks. up to 500 sometimes

wayno7777
02-14-2005, 08:35 PM
http://www.historicaviation.com/historicaviation/index.po;jsessionid=eRb2-lSTr5QMkK3xVT0j9Aoq(0CppkxPt)?product=art (http://www.historicaviation.com/historicaviation/index.po;jsessionid=eRb2-lSTr5QMkK3xVT0j9Aoq)

http://www.assonetart.com/main.htm

womenfly
02-15-2005, 06:29 AM
One of my favorites.
<span class="ev_code_PINK">James Dietz Studio (http://www.jamesdietz.com/gallery/merchant.ihtml)</span>

http://www.jamesdietz.com/gallery/prodimg/jd-pr-058.jpg
"Shooting Star" by James Dietz

TgD Thunderbolt56
02-15-2005, 07:48 AM
I collect AV art and have a few Robert Taylors and Nicolas Trudgians as well as a few others. I'm almost ashamed to say I don't have any yet of one of our forum regulars, James Dietz who is a fine artist as well. I will have to rectify that soon enough. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

My only advice is to look around, find some you like, and price them out. It doesn't matter if you live in Europe or The states or anywhere else for that matter. Most galleries will send it wherever you live.

All of mine are limited edition signed prints and therefore, I felt compelled to get them professionally framed. If you get a framer to do a double mat with conservation framing, expect to spend as much (or more in many cases) as you did on the print itself. It can be daunting to spend $150-$250 on a print and $375 on the frame, but it's money well-spent. All of mine have increased (some substantially) in value, but that's not the reason to collect them IMO.

I have some pictures of some of my stuff around here somewhere...I'll see if I can find them and post.



TB

DarkCanuck420
02-15-2005, 11:41 AM
I have found two that I am very interested in. I know I will have these paintings for a long time I am most interested in the art itself however I would like to know if the value will appriciate. I know that Taylor and Trudgian's will go up in value. Have you heard of Simon Atack or Geoff Nutkins are they well known will the limited print + signed be beautiful as well as an investment if I buy from either of these artists?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/day420tripper/727df866.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/day420tripper/bf2106a8.jpg

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 11:55 AM
neither of those will go up in value.

a few of trudgians occasionally go up.

all of taylors for the most part go way way up.

one of my taylor prints that was 295 is now almost 2000 bucks american

DarkCanuck420
02-15-2005, 12:19 PM
what makes them go up in value? is it the artist, limited, signed, numbered, signed by pilots, the particular painting, luck?

GreyFox5
02-15-2005, 05:24 PM
Check these out M8
http://www.bnr-art.com/phillips/on_wings_and_a_prayer.htm

http://www.world-wide-art.com/art/shpg1020050215162309ctvasku20040423152300/artworkResults.html

A favorite http://www.world-wide-art.com/art/shpg1020050215162309ctvasku20040429171915/artworkResults.html

Good luck!

Taylortony
02-15-2005, 05:58 PM
Cool i better get my paints out again and start to sell some http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif...... I can string a skin together and erm paint a bit to http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif please dont laugh if i show you some.....btw the photos are bad of them.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/guest/LEOPARD.jpg
http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/guest/Ocelot.jpg
http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/il2_skinners_guides/guest/Derwent_Water.jpg

PBNA-Boosher
02-15-2005, 06:32 PM
Why would I laugh? Those look pretty good Tony. Much better than anything I can do. My art is through words, as you know too well.

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 07:40 PM
the main thing that raises a prints value over time is if the artist is well known and in demand. and to do that he has to have the best overall quality artwork. robert taylor is rated 1st and probably nicholas trudgian is rated 2nd by those categories.

after that the value seems to be by the type of action shot that is taken. does the plane show real motion? does it look truly 3D? is the background realistic or a blur? do the planes look well weathered?

then id rate it by signatures. taylor has consistantly been able to always pull the best sigs. my greycap leader is signed by 38 canadian pilots. many of course are aces.

then its by limited production which taylor destroys the tools that made the prints. the master print doohickey things.

im not a complete expert so these are just my thoughts on the subject.

oh and the more signatures on a print the more the value too. my greycap with 38 sigs is 500 vs the 11 sig greycaps are 300 currently.

it may sound like im biased towards taylor but i do like some trudgians and a couple other prints by other artists. but those are mainly tank paintings .

if i were you i would buy a robert taylor print and store it flat till i could afford to frame it well. because his prints do sell out and they do go up in value. except for an occasional oddball topic painting .

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 07:44 PM
here are some shots of what i have...greycap leader closeups and some other stuff. they are whited out some due to flash of camera. notice the Extreme detail of weathering and canopy glare. this looks like a real life battle with the print in your house.http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1088291823_taylor-greycap.jpg

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079222898_rtpaintings.jpg

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 07:52 PM
my knights of the eastern front... you can see their faces and such in cockpit....

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079221885_rtpaintings008.jpg

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079222378_rtpaintings017.jpg

DarkCanuck420
02-15-2005, 07:54 PM
k thanks for the info. It is clear to see the difference bt Taylor and Trudgian. I think I may settle on this Trudgian. At first I though OMG WOW! This one is amazing! but the more i looked at it the more I thought that the colors seemed to vibrant or illuminated, hard to describe. But I saw the same painting on a different web site and it didnt have as much brightness to it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/day420tripper/c688b324.jpg
as opposed to http://www.assonetart.com/backnormandy.jpg

did/does anyone find that when they saw their pic on a computer screen it seems more "light up" then it does on the wall?? understand?

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 07:55 PM
hostile sky...all of these prints have other battles in the paintings that you can see when standing in front. its way cool.
btw my closeup on this one is not close. you can see the pilots whole face in the p38 cockpit easily in person
http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079221463_rtpaintings004.jpg

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079221536_rtpaintings001.jpg

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 07:59 PM
this is a companion print. slightly smaller than standard ...fortress under attack

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079222420_rtpaintings012.jpg

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079222443_rtpaintings014.jpg

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 08:18 PM
this trudgian print is same price as the one you like but i "believe victory over gold" right here... http://www.classicwest.com/vicsig.html


will go up in value when it sells out whereas i dont think the other print will. victory over gold is action and has german planes in it. and has a background of the D Day invasion. it holds more interest to the eye and historical value.

you can see the beach getting stormed in the background. trust me itll be very clear looking at it in person. whereas the other print is a pastoral scene.

also the clouds in victory will give the planes momentum and movement as well as depth to the picture and more 3D.

heres a better look at what print looks like but not as close up, and lists the spitfire pilots that signed the print... http://www.spitfiregraphics.net/Trudgian%2C%20Nicholas/victory%20over%20gold%20main.htm


but im an opinionated bean head too so ...there ya go.

DarkCanuck420
02-15-2005, 08:46 PM
ya I was looking at that one too. what really interested me is that its Canadian, D-Day and all the detail thats in the background "No fewer than fifty vehicles of all description can be counted, with as many ships and landing craft offshore. Some thirty aircraft are visible in the sky. A massively comprehensive image that will keep collectors endlessly absorbed in a wholly realistic atmosphere"

The toe-nails sure dont do the prints any justice. The art store I went to had only 2 taylor paintings. and to look at these pics on line that that are 5in by 3 inc (to be generous) in real life are 32 inches you cant see half the detail. that is why the one I posted above i am leaning toward because you can see most of the details, boats houses etc. and again what you see online is much different than what you will receive. With VICTORY AT GOLD what I am worried about is the darkness. below the spit and in the town looks very dark and dreary makes the pic look a little depressing. I will have to look around the net to see if I can see another toe-nail of it.

Did you get your stuff through the net? did you sh*t a brick when you saw all the details that you couldnt see online?
More importantly, Did you notice a different in the tone, color, brightness when you got it in delivered?

I just looked at different web pages and their pic of that print and they all look different http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

BlackShrike
02-15-2005, 08:55 PM
they always look better in person as you mentioned. my first mailed print greycap leader was astounding when i saw it in person.

so youve seen taylor prints in person? cool. i live in silicon valley near S.F. CA and i dont know of any art galleries that carry this type of stuff around here.

man ww2 air art is my passion ...along with fine wines...i could talk about this subject all day long

DarkCanuck420
02-15-2005, 09:02 PM
I found a larger one its brighter and some of the details are comming out, it brighter and starting to look sexier the more i look http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://www.oldgloryprints.com/Victory%20Over%20Gold.htm

compared to:
http://www.aviatorart.com/trudgian/t-vic.htm

I think im going nuts

BlackShrike
02-16-2005, 12:29 AM
lol

yea at least youve narrowed it down to a couple prints.

most guys will find victory more cool maybe.

just start a poll between the two lol.

DarkCanuck420
02-17-2005, 06:09 PM
Ok ive made my mind, finally!

I spent quite a long time talking to the son of Jonnie Johnson of the RAF, best allied fighter as Im sure you all know. We talked about avaition and war efforts of his father, my grandparents, and uncles. shared stories and had some good laughs.

Go check out http://www.wings-fine-arts.com/default.htm if you are interested in top quality paintings done by the best. The company was started by Jonnie Johnson The Man himself and is now run by his son, Mike Johnson. Mike shared told me some great stories of the artist, Taylor and Trudgian who he is friends with. Go check it out!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v697/day420tripper/6gold.jpg
(The print is not as dark as it appears online.)

Cheers to the beggining of a very expensive hobbie!
better not spill a drop http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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TgD Thunderbolt56
02-17-2005, 09:05 PM
I actually talked to Johnnie once himself before he died and have since talked to his son and wife many times. Imagine my surprise when I found i was talking to his wife and she asked if I wanted to talk to him myself. I couldn't say yes fast enough. Very cool. Good people and very accommodating.

TB

BlackShrike
02-17-2005, 09:12 PM
my girlfriend talked to johnnie a couple years back. i had a heart attack when she told me his name. she said he was the nicest man.

she bought me GREYCAP LEADER with 11 sigs for 295 but for some reason it wouldnt be able to make it by christmas so for no reason at all johnnie johnson said well it cant be done but tell him hes getting the 38 sig version.

DUDE i was amazed. that print is 495 vs the 295 she paid. he just wanted us happy . and yep greycap is signed by johnnie and about 37 of his wingys and buddies. cool stuff man. many many aces

BlackShrike
02-17-2005, 09:13 PM
oh and dont skimp on matting. get 3 separate matts of different colors. itll be worth it in the long run. and get a frame you really like. itll be more too but worth it also

DarkCanuck420
02-18-2005, 10:05 AM
Hey BlackShrike, how many mats do you have on knights of the eastern front and around how much did that frame go for?

BlackShrike
02-18-2005, 10:53 AM
i have 3 mats on knights and the last one out is raised. that one was expensive to frame. over 500 but its got way more to it than my other frames.

i framed hostile sky for about 270 but i only used 2 mats and a cheaper frame. all my 3 mat prints look way better.

BlackShrike
02-18-2005, 11:01 AM
hostile sky 2 mat...cheap frame.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1080802144_rtpaintings027.jpg

frame...frame matches the p38 and last outside mat the sky. inner mat is dark blue and matches with outside mat color. inside mat is usually light...middle mat dark, and outside largest mat light. but on this print i only have two mats so the print itself is light contrast against dark mat color dk. blue
http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1108749858_fightergeneral018.jpg

BlackShrike
02-18-2005, 11:13 AM
knights frame. inner mat is a dull yellowish. middle mat dark green. outer mat dull green.the dark yellow matches with and brings out the yellow lines on the 109s very well. oddball things like that really bring out a print and grab you. now the 2 outer mats are both green and dark though outer is lighter so between them is a raised rounded gold piece which lifts out the matting and makes the whole thing larger. so i got a frame that had gold on inside to match that lift.

of course i did this on a print that is worth about 2000 bucks american. i actually got the print years ago cheap.remember these things go up in value if you choose well so its good to frame well.

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1108749907_fightergeneral012.jpg
http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079221885_rtpaintings008.jpg

BlackShrike
02-18-2005, 11:25 AM
greycap frame. 3 mats about 375 to frame. the inner mat is peach and matches the center sky. middle mat is a blueish grey and matches outside sky. outside mat is a light cream cuz my other print...knights had a dark outer mat and is in same room. didnt want two paintings with both large dark mats . remember the painting will be hung in a real room so it needs to go with the room. my knights print is hanging in corner with my green sofa and loveseat.

my greycap print is hanging over my puter on a cream colored wall.

AND NO I AM NOT GAY.... and no i dont like queer eye for the straight guy either. i like to call myself............artistic. cough.
http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1079221908_rtpaintings011.jpg

http://www.onpoi.net/ah/pics/users/120_1108750063_fightergeneral020.jpg

BlackShrike
02-18-2005, 11:33 AM
this stuff is all very expensive which is why i have 2 robert taylor prints i have not framed yet. i keep them flat between cardboard protected by "ACID FREE" paper.

NUMBER 1 RULE ONCE ITS FRAMED!
never EVER hang a print in direct lighting or near a window or in a bright room. all prints fade if you do that. protect your investment.

i walked into one business a guy had several paintings and several hours a day light would come down from above onto his paintings. they were are washed out faded. sad....

Engrs
02-18-2005, 12:01 PM
A good site and forum for aviation art enthusiasts.

http://www.ehangar.com/

DarkCanuck420
02-18-2005, 12:03 PM
Thanks for all that info! good stuff it gives me a great idea of what I should start to think about for my print.

@ wings fine arts they said to get UV protected glass. does the UV glass just make it resistant or fade proof? can I have it in a room that has some sun light with the UV glass or still a bad idea?

BlackShrike
02-18-2005, 05:07 PM
uv protection will help with internal lighting but direct sunlight on print will still kill it