Vickers Valiant XD818 (Commission)

Commission bag, Vickers Valiant XD818 which was the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb during Operation Grapple (GB's nuclear bomb testing on Christmas Island).

I mad a change to the way I painted the bags with this commission. I did not use a white gesso background, but painted the aircraft direct on to the black canvas.

The bag, was one of the large canvas bags (33x29x13cm with 2 large external pockets).

I think the effect of the white aircraft on a black bag is quite striking.