Ron Cole

Aviation Art of Ron Cole
Ron Cole biography

I don't make art for art's sake, I make windows in history - just like the models I built as a kid. That I've been able to play to the strengths of every conceivable media at my disposal means that I have that much more flexibility to create a truly convincing 'window' for the collectors of my work to enjoy. I hope that the results speak for themselves.

All of my paintings were created via a mix of media. I have several pure watercolors that were painted in more or less the traditional manner, but they're rare. They are haphazardly mixed in with paintings created by other means, a few pure acrylic pieces, and others that began life in acrylic but have been edited heavily in the digital realm. I know that the use of digital media scares some purists and I understand the reasons for that. But every fraction of every piece I paint is done by hand, the only difference being my manipulation of a different tool. There is nothing 'computer generated'. It's all me, and that's why I can in perfect conscience sign my name to each piece when I'm done. The truth is that there are some things that can best be painted digitally, with the advantages provided by separate layers (usually hundreds, in the case of many of my paintings). But there are also some things that can't be painted well digitally, such as anything organic that requires the subtle randomness of a shaky hand or the imprecise haphazardness of a wet sponge. It's the mix of all tools that provides the best effect.

A Grave Assignment by Ron Cole (Lancaster)
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Alpine Victory by Ron Cole (Me262)
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B-24D (Louis Zamperini) Super Man, April 1943 by Ron Cole
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Channel Intercept by Ron Cole (Sopwith Triplane)
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Close Encounters by Ron Cole (P-40 Warhawk)
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David McCampbell Hellcat (Day) by Ron Cole (F6F)
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David McCampbell Hellcat (Dusk) by Ron Cole (F6F)
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Dawn Hurricane by Ron Cole
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F6F-3 Hellcat of USS Princeton by Ron Cole
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F7F Tigercat - US Marine Corps by Ron Cole
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Japanese Ki-43 II 'Oscar' Shimushu by Ron Cole
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Japanese Navy A6M3 Model 32 Zero by Ron Cole
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Japanese Navy A6M5 Zeros - Iwo Jima by Ron Cole
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Japanese Navy A6M5 Zeros 221st NAG by Ron Cole
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Japanese Navy B5N2 'Kate' by Ron Cole
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Liberator in the Aleutians by Ron Cole (B-24D)
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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter by Ron Cole
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Lufthansa Dornier Do X by Ron Cole
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Luftwaffe Bf 109 E-4 of JG 52 by Ron Cole
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Luftwaffe Fw 190 A-4 of JG 54 by Ron Cole
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Luftwaffe Fw 190 A-8 by Ron Cole
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Luftwaffe Fw 190 A-9 by Ron Cole
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Luftwaffe Ju 52 of 2./KGtzbV 500 by Ron Cole
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Luftwaffe Ju 87 Stuka of 6./StG2 by Ron Cole
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Luftwaffe Me 109 G-6 of JG 27 by Ron Cole
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Macchi M.C. 72 Over Venice by Ron Cole
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Nieuport 28 - 94th Aero Squadron by Ron Cole
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OMIAKINBAK by Ron Cole (B-24 Liberator)
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Pan Am Boeing 307 - Clipper Comet by Ron Cole
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Pan Am Boeing 314 - Yankee Clipper by Ron Cole
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Pan Am Martin M-130 - China Clipper by Ron Cole
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Pan American Airlines Boeing 377 Over San Francisco by Ron Cole
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P-47D Thunderbolt by Ron Cole
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Supermarine S.6B Schneider Trophy by Ron Cole
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Pan Am Sikorsky S-42 - Brazilian Clipper by Ron Cole
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RAF Lancaster Dambuster AJ-N by Ron Cole
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RAF Spitfire Mk.IIb by Ron Cole
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RAF Spitfire Mk.V in Watercolor by Ron Cole
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RAF Typhoon Mk.I by Ron Cole
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The Red Devil: SE5a 6 Sq. Australian Air Service by Ron Cole
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Say Hello to My Little Friend by Ron Cole (P-51B Mustang)
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Soviet AF P-63 Kingcobra by Ron Cole
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Thunderbird by Ron Cole (B-17G)
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Tuskegee Airman Victory by Ron Cole (P-51D Mustang)
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USAAF XP-82 Twin Mustang by Ron Cole
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USAF A1-J Skyraider by Ron Cole
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Western Air Express Fokker F-32 by Ron Cole
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Yamamoto Ambush by Ron Cole (G4M1, P-38)
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