Monday, September 14, 2009

Thematic Photographic 66: "Shiny" v.5.0 - "Meine Geliebte"


"Translation: 'My Beloved'"
Winston Salem, NC - September 2009 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

One of the many (many) static displays at the Winston Salem Air Show was this Swiss-built P-3 Trainer (not to be confused with the USAF P-3 Orion AWACS aircraft) that has obviously captured the heart of ... well, someone anyway. I don't know if the artwork was from its original unit, or added by its current owner but somebody at some point took a great deal of time in adorning this aircraft. Could be a story behind the painting, or maybe the dude just loves his airplane. I've seen stranger things.
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7 comments:

Shadow said...

now you've got me wondering too...

Artist Unplugged said...

That is on a shiny surface. I've always wondered who did the artwork on the planes...

Daryl said...

Fabulous! Truly one I would frame.

Vita Stunder said...

Stunning!!
I would like to frame this piece!

lisaschaos said...

Very nice! I love the artwork!

Carmi said...

I often imagine that aviation artwork is an entire field of study just waiting for discovery by historians.

My late uncle flew Daks in WWII, and although he couldn't wield a brush to save his life, his crewmates could. Never saw any pictures, though...wish I had.

Lil Bit said...

Ohhhh, I luv pin-up art on airplanes! Niiiice!