'Three Turnin, One Bunin' One of John's latest contributions; Glossy Oil on stretched canvas 36" X 24" was passed on to his grandson Douglas when he had expressed how much he liked it. I am sure that physical viewings of this piece can be arranged upon scheduling and availability. John took on the challenges of shadow and reflection in this piece when he included the details of the damaged fighter streaking just over the waves below. 

Above is simply how the original would look had it been done in ink... another medium I recall dad practiced  frequently in the living room while he was watching the hockey game or something. He had a sketch pad and smoked a pipe like a number of artists I've seen in illustrations. He'd have his cheap can of beer on the coffee table next to him taking a gulp or a sip as he worked. Of course if it were morning or the middle of the day, he liked his coffee, so that would have been the likely alternative. 

How time goes by...

I was twenty-four when he completed this.

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