North American XB-70 Valkerie artwork

Gallery Article by John R. Matthews on Nov 1 2010


I haven't created a new digital painting since 2008, except for the North American XB-70 Valkerie shown here.  I now do abstract acrylic paintings for galleries, but am still an airplane enthusiast.  Who knows?  I may have an Aviation Gallery 2 in the future.

If you're into aviation artwork, check out Click the PDF Archive and select the Aviation Gallery (you will need Adobe's free Reader for viewing, or printing). There you will find a 25.8 MB file of 35 digital paintings you might like. You can make decent prints, at half-size, to the originals for free!

As an aside, I was into scale aircraft modeling for a good many years and truly enjoy visiting the ARC website regularly to see what other folks have done.  

PS - I've had a Minicraft Hughes HK-1 Flying Boat (Spruce Goose) under construction for three years.  Eventually, it will pose for me.  The painting may end up in the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, where the "Goose" lives on.

Keep your airspeed up!

John R. Matthews

Photos and text by John R. Matthews