Come with Jeanette and me on a sketching journey across America. Destination— the high mountains of Colorado, where we'll meet up with our sons.
We'll explore some fascinating sketching opportunities of the USA. We're in Ohio now along the Interstate, but we'll soon be on the smaller roads.
We visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, which has three huge hangars full of military aircraft, ranging from the early days of flight to the present.
All the machines are intimidating and impressive in different ways. I'm attracted to the Sikorsky MH-53 special ops search-and-rescue helicopter, which flew all the way from the Vietnam War until 2008.
I use black and white gouache in a watercolor sketchbook to describe the details of the cockpit. I love the red glow of the inside, and I imagine the chopper lifting off in the dawn light, with dust kicking up from the left. For the smoke, I use white Nupastel after the gouache dries.
Next, on to Missouri.
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