Carefully gel coated by Gil along his original brush strokes, giving the canvas a texture matching that of the original oil painting.
Ships rolled in a sturdy tube.
Back in 1943, if you happened to be a crewmember on a B-17 Flying Fortress, coming home was indeed, a very special occasion. You were, to put it plainly, one of the ‘lucky ones’, an airman who managed to survive yet another hair-raising daylight mission.
Gil Cohen’s splendid painting gives us a sense of what it must have been like to arrive home after such a mission. You can almost feel the chill of an East Anglian field on a damp overcast day. And, is it also possible to imagine the banter of the aircrew and to hear, perhaps, the sounds of returning aircraft? Many who have seen the panting think so. They report an uncanny sense of being transported through time to those desperate days in 1943 when American daylight bombing was at a crisis point.
A beautiful new gicleé of this painting is now available in an edition of only 50 prints on artist’s canvas ready for mounting and framing. Each print has been glazed by the artist with an acrylic gel to simulate the brush strokes of the original painting.