One of the true workhorses of the RAF is indeed the Shackleton. A commission for an ex Shackleton pilot, my print depicts on a typical air sea rescue mission. Having dropped a smoke flair, the aircraft flies down wind / cross wind of the stricken vessel. Lindholme gear is then released which consists of a 9 man inflatable dinghy connected by two floating ropes several hundred feet long with survival packs on the ends. The survivors then wind drift into the ropes and haul in the gear.
The painting of the picture was assisted because of the white fuselage top contrasting with the dark sea. It is always good to be able to contrast light with dark in any composition as it adds depth and interest.
The print shows a Shackleton of 120 Sqn. Kinn Loss.
Signed by Sqn. Ldr. Dick Woodhead, Sqn. Ldr. Bryn Lewis, and Sqn. Ldr. Robin Chandler.
Artist signed limited edition of 500 - Litho print, overall size 20½" x 14", image size 16½" x 10½"