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Sylvie Ball

 

These paintings created during 1991 and 1992 were shown at the Paterson Museum in Paterson, New Jersey during the summer of 1993.  This was a difficult venue to get to so I'm glad to be able to bring it to you via the internet!  They were inspired by the "painting instructions" prescribed for the British roundel, the national marking used on Royal Air Force and Fleet Air Arm aircraft from WWI to the present. The roundel is shown in different stages in it's evolution as wartime objectives and theaters changed. The widths of the rings, and use of white would change to decrease visibility for camouflage purposes and was omitted completely for bombing and fighting missions.  In the sixties, the emblem became known as the "mod symbol" in Britain.  
Tallyho
1991
acrylic on canvas
66" x 66"
A national marking from 1944 shown on a partial "invasion stripe" used during the D-Day Invasion.  
Bogey
1991
acrylic on canvas
66" x 66"
The "cockade" adopted for aircraft ID during WWI shown here against a light green color known as "Sky."
Scramble
1991
acrylic on canvas
66" x 66"
A 1938-1940 style Roundel shown against the "temperate land scheme camouflage" of Dark Green and Dark Earth.
Pancake
1991
acrylic on canvas
66" x 66"
The least visible roundel, mostly used on upper wing surfaces of fighters and bombers shown here against a color called "Night."
Saunter
1992
acrylic on canvas
66" x 66"
This painting is a historical hybrid.  I painted over the navy blue part of the roundel with "Desert Pink" used for the contemporary British roundel in a Desert theater such as Desert Storm.  The background is a WWII color called "Azure."
Desert Cat
1992
acrylic on canvas
66" x 66"
A desert scheme showing the contemporary British roundel  shown here against a color called "Sand."  
The paint used in these paintings is Benjamin Moore and Pratt & Lambert house paint that was custom color matched to the paint chips found in history books and other airplane modeling sources.  I would like to thank my old college friend from Washington University in St. Louis, Matthew Pintchik of Pintchik Paints, for his help with this project.  
For more info contact the PINTCHIK HOME DECORATING CENTER
in Brooklyn NY 11217 at 718-783-3333.
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