North American P-51 Mustang
History and the development of the P-51 Mustang
Artwork and research is by; Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
My Art History of painting the P-51 Mustang.
I have not gathered up all my notes on the Mustang yet, but I will soon!
Enjoy the Mustangs I have painted below.
The paintings below are in the order as they were painted from my very first to present day.
Painted in August 1991. 18x38" My first Mustang.
My paintings of James Howard's P-51C. 18x24"
My first combat painting with a Mustang.
Urban "Ben" Drew, P-51D "Detroit Miss"
Painted in October 1991. I painted two paintings in a row to get the "Hang" of painting. I used silver paint which I learned to hate. I kept one of the Drew painting below and gave away the one above.
Painted in October 1991. Both Ben Drew Mustangs above are 18x36".
18x36" Big Beautiful Doll. Painted in September 1993.
Painted in November 1993. 18x36"
On this artwork I have a thousand rivets painted along the panel seems. I took a lot more time in trying to get a-tuned to the airplane and all of its special shapes. I mean I really took my time as you can see on the inside of the landing gear doors.
Painted in December 1993.
This is my first Donald Bryan Mustang. I got it autographed by Donald who is a great guy. I used silver paint on this Mustang for the last time. It was my best attempt to work with bright and shinny silver paint. Again, a thousand rivets painted along the miles of panels.18x36"
Finished on December 27, 1994. Two Feet by Four Feet.
This art work is what I have classified as a "Major Change" in my art development. Or I could call this painting a "Turning Point" artwork. All artist have them.
To properly classify a "Turning Point Artwork" is when an artist works and works for several years in an effort to excel in their area, and then, it happens. You just get better. This is my "Got Better" painting. I have another I did at this same time that was a show stopper as well. The artwork is of a F6F Hellcat flown by David McCampbell. By chance both James Howard and McCampbell died as I was working with them, never finishing the project. I was; at a loss. It was a deep loss both within a year of each other. Great men that I am glad that I at least got to interview. I met with McCampbell only once but talked to him several times on the phone.
Urban "Ben" Drew, P-51D "Detroit Miss"
Size is two feet by four feet. Finished on January 1, 1997. This was my best Mustang. Never again did I get the quality as I got in this painting.
Ben Drew. P-51D, "Detroit Miss."
Roscoe Brown's P-51D "Bunnie"
Size is two feet by four feet. Finished on January 1, 1998.
Lee Archer's P-51C, "Ina the Macon Belle"
Size is two feet by four feet. Finished on January 7, 1998.
Lee Archer's P-51C.
Benjamin O. Davis, P-51C "By Request"
This is my painting of Ben Davis P-51C, "By Request." The painting has been autographed by many Tuskegee Airmen.
This is the print I published from the painting above.
Size is two feet by four feet. Finished on January 13, 1998.
Bud Anderson P-51B "Old Crow"
Size is two feet by four feet. Finished on February 18, 1998. This has been autographed by Bud Anderson.
Bud Anderson. P-51B with Spitfire canopy (Malcolm Hood), "Old Crow."
Finished on February 28, 1999. Two Feet by Four Feet.
Autographed by Chuck Yeager.
Bruce Carr, P-51D "Angel's Playmate"
Bruce Carr. P-51D, "Angels' Playmate."
I loved painting this Mustang very much.
Two feet by four feet.
Painted March 30, 1998
Number Sixteen and Number Seventeen
Robert Goebel, P-51D "Flying Dutchman"
Size is two feet by four feet. Finished on February 14, 1999.
I was really excited about working with Goebel. I had met him two times before I was able to ask him to work with me on my project of "Famous American Aviators".
Robert Goebel. P-51D, "Flying Dutchman."
Two Feet by Four Feet.
July 7, 1999
Number Twenty, Twenty One and Twenty Two.
Here are three Mustangs that were going to one customer.
Number Twenty Three
Donald Bryan's P-51D "Little One Three"
Size is two feet by four feet. Finished on December 11, 1999.
This was another premium painting for me. I loved this one and Donald Bryan was great to work with.
Donald Bryan. P-51D, "Little One Three."
Number Twenty Four
Richard Hewitt, P-51D "Big Dick"
Painting Size two feet by four feet. Started on September 19, 2006 and finished on September 21, 2006.
Number Twenty Five
Jackie Cochran, P-51C, "A Fair And Equal Air Force"
Famous Woman Air Racer, Jackie Cochran. Two feet by four feet. Started on August 14, 2006 and finished on August 27, 2006.
Number Twenty Six
James Straight, P-51D, "Jersey Jerk"
"Jersey Jerk", Painting size 2x4 Feet. This was finished on August 11, 2007.
Number Twenty Seven
P-51C, Flown by Tex Hill
P-51B Mustang in South East Asia flown by ex-A.V.G. Ace Tex Hill.
Painting size is two feet by four feet. It was finished on August 17, 2007.
Number Twenty Eight
Robert "Bob" Hoover P-51D "Ole Yeller"
"Ole Yeller" P-51 flown by Robert "Bob" Hoover. Painting size is two feet by four feet. Finished on December 19, 2007.
Number Twenty Nine
Hiram Mann's P-51D, "Boss Lady"
Finished on October 13, 2008 I had started painting this fighter as another Mustang but changed it to do the Mann painting and print. I was short of canvasses. So I had to improvise.
Hiram Mann's P-51 Mustang, "Boss Lady."
Other Mustangs I treasure.
Painted in November 1992. 18x36"
Two Feet by Three Feet. Not finished.
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