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Darryl tells us;

"Still some more finishing to come, but looking good and just about done. There is a bit of side lighting creeping in on the left, making the sea appear lighter in this area, but this is not the case."

Also, here's more on PL258s pilot Eivind Tjensvoll presented with a short article from a local newpspaer (in Norwegian) prior to his posting as station commander at Bodø in 1968.
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Full image update!

Darryl tells us;

Still some more finishing to come, but looking good and just about done. There is a bit of side lighting creeping in on the left, making the sea appear lighter in this area, but this is not the case.

Also, heres more on PL258s pilot Eivind Tjensvoll presented with a short article from a local newpspaer (in Norwegian) prior to his  posting as station commander at Bodø in 1968.Image attachmentImage attachment

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What is the plan for the finished painting?

Introducing Darryl Legg!

Including another progress update on the painting.

The aviation art of Darryl Legg, has been circulating South Africa for the past 27 years and has attracted clients both locally and internationally. His interest in aircraft, together with his passion for art, inspired Darryl at an early age, to pursue his talents and to emerge as one of South Africas leading aviation artists. On completing his training, he became a full time professional artist at the age of twenty, choosing acrylics as his medium. Although his subject matter includes portraits, landscapes, automotive, locomotive and marine art, Darryl is a recognized Aviation Artist, and the majority of his time is devoted to working on aviation commission work. Painting as a full-time professional, it is indeed a full-time career, requiring many hours of research and detail applied to each portrayal of his aviation subject, with emphasis on colour accuracy and realism.

Each of Darryls works, is done on a gesso-primed canvas. Acrylics are his choice of medium, as this paint has fast-drying qualities, which compliment his style and enables him to attain a high level of detail. With hundreds of aviation books, magazines and photographs in his library, Darryl can create works which are accurate and authentic, relying on his reference to ensure that each artwork is in line with his high quality standard which he maintains for each client.

Darryl Legg was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1975. After having matriculated in 1993, he studied at the Technical College in Port Elizabeth, where he completed his art course. He is currently living in the Karoo town of Middelburg, from where he sends his work to various clients, both locally and internationally.

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Introducing Darryl Legg!

Including another progress update on the painting.

The aviation art of Darryl Legg, has been circulating South Africa for the past 27 years and has attracted clients both locally and internationally. His interest in aircraft, together with his passion for art, inspired Darryl at an early age, to pursue his talents and to emerge as one of South Africas leading aviation artists. On completing his training, he became a full time professional artist at the age of twenty, choosing acrylics as his medium. Although his subject matter includes portraits, landscapes, automotive, locomotive and marine art, Darryl is a recognized Aviation Artist, and the majority of his time is devoted to working on aviation commission work. Painting as a full-time professional, it is indeed a full-time career, requiring many hours of research and detail applied to each portrayal of his aviation subject, with emphasis on colour accuracy and realism.

Each of Darryls works, is done on a gesso-primed canvas. Acrylics are his choice of medium, as this paint has fast-drying qualities, which compliment his style and enables him to attain a high level of detail. With hundreds of aviation books, magazines and photographs in his library, Darryl can create works which are accurate and authentic, relying on his reference to ensure that each artwork is in line with his high quality standard which he maintains for each client.

Darryl Legg was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1975. After having matriculated in 1993, he studied at the Technical College in Port Elizabeth, where he completed his art course. He is currently living in the Karoo town of Middelburg, from where he sends his work to various clients, both locally and internationally.

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331 Squadron on the prowl!

New week gives new revelations.

The Spitfire coming towards you head-on is FN-X PT945 flown by Christen Gran.

332 Squadron was also supposed to participate on this sortie, but had to turn back due to the weather.

"While a wall of thunder clouds prevented 332 Squadron from following the Lancaster bombers, 331 Squadron slipped through an opening in the clouds only to fly straight into approximately 25 Me109s and Fw190s."

- Cato Guhnfeldt, Spitfire Saga VI.
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331 Squadron on the prowl!

New week gives new revelations. 

The Spitfire coming towards you head-on is FN-X PT945 flown by Christen Gran. 

332 Squadron was also supposed to participate on this sortie, but had to turn back due to the weather.

While a wall of thunder clouds prevented 332 Squadron from following the Lancaster bombers, 331 Squadron slipped through an opening in the clouds only to fly straight into approximately 25 Me109s and Fw190s.

- Cato Guhnfeldt, Spitfire Saga VI.

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Any chance of being able to buy a print?

New oil painting revelations!

331 Squadron pilot Sgt, Aage Westermark (FN-T) and Sgt. John Ditlev-Simonsen (FN-Z) heading out towards the channel in low level height. They have left Tangmere, their base of operations, to provide close escort to 100 Avro Lancasters bombing a target somewhere on the Continent as part of the ongoing campaign in Normandie.

More to come!

From our first post: a supporter of our important and amazing mission has commissioned an original oil painting of Norwegian 331 squadron Spitfires flying out on a mission during WW2.
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donate.norwegianspitfire.com

The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian squadrons during World War 2.
We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition. Please support Norway's only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.
«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history».

- WWII Spitfire pilot General Wilhelm Mohr

More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
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New oil painting revelations!

331 Squadron pilot Sgt, Aage Westermark (FN-T) and Sgt. John Ditlev-Simonsen (FN-Z) heading out towards the channel in low level height. They have left Tangmere, their base of operations, to provide close escort to 100 Avro Lancasters bombing a target somewhere on the Continent as part of the ongoing campaign in Normandie.

More to come! 

From our first post: a supporter of our important and amazing mission has commissioned an original oil painting of Norwegian 331 squadron Spitfires flying out on a mission during WW2.
--------------------------------------------------------
http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com

The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian squadrons during World War 2.
We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition. Please support Norways only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.
«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history».

- WWII Spitfire pilot General Wilhelm Mohr

More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071

PL258 into battle!

Darryl Legg has created an absolutely stunning painting of 331 Squadron going out on a sortie on 6th of August 1944.

The squadron took off from Tangmere at 11:20 hours with a storm having just passed, which you also can see in the painting. 331 Squadron would provide close escort to 100 Lancasters bombing a target in France. Spitfire IX PL258s pilot was 2/Lt. Eivind Tjensvoll, flying as No. 4 in his section.

In the Beamont-Sur-Oise area at 17.000 feet, the Norwegians sighted Focke Wulf 190s. Tjensvoll, with 2/Lt Gundersen as his No 1, went in to attack.
The rest of the story is best told in the words of Tjensvoll himself – see photo.

The Norwegian pilots and ground crew, including 330 (flying Northrop N-3PBs, Catalinas and Sunderlands), 331 and 332 (Hurricanes & Spitfires) and 333 (Catalinas and Mosquitos) and their massive war effort were largely ignored and overlooked when peace came in 1945. Many struggled with settling into a post-war society. Many stories that should have been told were never given its appropriate spotlight.

This painting adds to many efforts, large and small, to give the Norwegians serving in these squadrons their deserved praise for their sacrifice during these hard years of war.

We are very proud to show you this absolutely stunning painting by Mr. Legg.

From our first post: a supporter of our important and amazing mission has commissioned an original oil painting of Norwegian 331 squadron Spitfires flying out on a mission during WW2.

--------------------------------------------------------
donate.norwegianspitfire.com
The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian squadrons during World War 2.

We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition. Please support Norway's only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.

«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history».

- WWII Spitfire pilot General Wilhelm Mohr

More info: donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071
... See MoreSee Less

PL258 into battle!

Darryl Legg has created an absolutely stunning painting of 331 Squadron going out on a sortie on 6th of August 1944.

The squadron took off from Tangmere at 11:20 hours with a storm having just passed, which you also can see in the painting. 331 Squadron would provide close escort to 100 Lancasters bombing a target in France. Spitfire IX PL258s pilot was 2/Lt. Eivind Tjensvoll, flying as No. 4 in his section.

In the Beamont-Sur-Oise area at 17.000 feet, the Norwegians sighted Focke Wulf 190s. Tjensvoll, with 2/Lt Gundersen as his No 1, went in to attack.
The rest of the story is best told in the words of Tjensvoll himself – see photo.

The Norwegian pilots and ground crew, including 330 (flying Northrop N-3PBs, Catalinas and Sunderlands), 331 and 332 (Hurricanes & Spitfires) and 333 (Catalinas and Mosquitos) and their massive war effort were largely ignored and overlooked when peace came in 1945. Many struggled with settling into a post-war society. Many stories that should have been told were never given its appropriate spotlight. 

This painting adds to many efforts, large and small, to give the Norwegians serving in these squadrons their deserved praise for their sacrifice during these hard years of war.

We are very proud to show you this absolutely stunning painting by Mr. Legg.

From our first post: a supporter of our important and amazing mission has commissioned an original oil painting of Norwegian 331 squadron Spitfires flying out on a mission during WW2.

--------------------------------------------------------
http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation endeavours to honour the tremendous efforts and sacrifices of the Norwegian squadrons during World War 2.

We need help in funding the restoration/rebuild of Spitfire PL258 to flying condition. Please support Norways only Spitfire with wartime history. Any donation, small or large is most welcome.

«We are not asking for monuments - we are only asking for the preservation of our history».

- WWII Spitfire pilot General Wilhelm Mohr

More info: http://donate.norwegianspitfire.com
Norsk kontonummer: 1503.88.18845
VIPPS: 97071Image attachmentImage attachment
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