Retribution!

In April of 2016, the 190th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed from its home base at Gowen Field, Idaho.  The 190th represent the citizen airman of the Idaho Air National Guard. The Skullbangars as they are known flew to Incirlik airbase in Turkey and immediately commenced round-the-clock airstrikes against ISIS. The A-10 Warthogs provided close air support for troops on the ground, destroyed ISIS buildings, and attacked the terrorists where ever they were found to be operating. During the deployment the Warthogs fired over 167,000 round of 30MM in addition to dropping thousands of precision guided bombs on the enemy.

In this dramatic scene, 2 Hogs are working together during an early morning mission. The lead Hog has just smoked ISIS fighters seeking concealment in an orchard below while the second A-10 has just blown up a vehicle born IED on the roadway.  In the distance you can see smoke from ISIS held buildings.

Retribution!  is available in two versions:

  • Archival Paper Print, Limited Edition: Size is 21″ x 32″ with image area of 15″ x 28″ – Signed and numbered limited edition of 100 prints is $135
  • Limited Edition Rolled Premium Canvas: Size is 15″ x 28″ – Signed and numbered canvas is $295
  • Limited Edition Full Size Rolled Premium Canvas: Size is 22″ x 40″ – Signed and numbered full size canvas is $445
  • Remarque Custom Drawing
Remarque
A Remarque is a original drawing that Rick creates in the border area of your print. Since this is a hand drawn, original piece of art, this option adds a significant increase in the rarity and value of your paper print.

Almost Quittin’ Time

 

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By early 1945, the air war over Germany had turned in favor of the allies. Though months of tough fighting remained, long range fighters like the P-51 Mustang and the continued pounding by American Bombers were ushering in the end game for the Germans.

In this painting, 78th Fighter Group P-51’s are escorting home B-17 Flying Fortresses. The primary Mustang, WZ-S was named, “Sherman Was Right” by her pilot 1Lt. Frank E. Oiler. The name was inspired by a famous speech given by Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman where he spoke of “war being hell.” The second mustang in the scene WZ-H was named Mischievous Nell and flown by Capt. James Farmer. Unfortunately WZ-S was lost on March 4th 1945. The ship was flown that day by 2Lt. Louis Hereford on an escort mission to Augsberg.

The B-17s in Rick’s painting are from the 303rd Bomb Group based at Molesworth, England. As the formation nears the coast of England at the end of the day. the Mustangs will peel off and head for their home at Duxford, England. Though everyone has to remain vigilant, the crews are mindful that it is “almost quittin’ time” for the day………and hopefully soon for the air war.

Almost Quittin’ Time is available in two versions:

  • Archival Paper Print, Limited Edition: Size is 10″ x 30″ – Signed and numbered limited edition of 78 prints is $165
  • Limited Edition Rolled Premium Canvas: Size is 10″ x 30″ – Signed and numbered canvas is $345

Last Demo, Baby

Last Demo, Baby

 

Who can forget the Hollywood film Top Gun? Though the movie put a young Tom Cruise on the map the real star of the show was the mighty F-14 Tomcat!

The Grumman build fighter was the U.S. Navy’s fleet defense fighter from 1975 until 2005. Being assigned to a Tomcat squadron was the dream of every Naval aviator during those years. Only the best were selected for Tomcats.

This painting depicts the final air show demonstration flown by an F-14 crew prior to the retirement of all Tomcats from Navy service in 2005.  Last Demo, Baby was commissioned by Radar Intercept Officer (RIO)  Joe “Smokin” Ruzicka. Smokin who had the distinction of flying the final air demo with his pilot, Jack “Rocco” Tangredi.

Last Demo, Baby is available in three versions:

  • Archival Paper Print, Limited Edition: Size is 15″ x 25″ – Signed and numbered limited edition of 114 prints is $179
  • Limited Edition Rolled Premium Canvas: Size is 18″ x 30″ – Signed and numbered canvas is $445
  • Limited Edition Rolled Premium Canvas: 24″ x 40″  Signed and numbered canvas is $545
Contact me for info about reprinting the Tomcat in your favorite squadron markings!!

 

 

Strike of the Habu

Strike of the Habu

The SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most iconic airplanes of the 20th century. Build by Lockheed in the early 1960s the mysterious reconnaissance aircraft flew higher and faster than any manned aircraft before or since. During the Cold War Blackbirds flew missions on a regular basis against Soviet targets and had over 1,000 missiles launched against it over the career of Blackbird operations. In this painting the landscape below is the Russian Naval base at Petropavlovsk on the Kamchatka peninsula. This area was a regular target for SR-71’s based at Kadena air base on Okinawa. Along with ballistic missile submarines, a major MiG base and ground base ballistic missile test sites were located in this area and made for a treasure trove of photographic and ELINT intelligence gathered on Blackbird missions.

Strike of the Habu is available in three versions:

  • Archival Paper Print, Limited Edition: Size is 12″ x 18″ – Signed and numbered limited edition of 100 prints is $135
  • Archival Paper Print, Limited Edition: Size is 18″ x 27″ – Signed and numbered limited edition of 71 prints is $245
  • Limited Edition Rolled Premium Canvas: 22″ x 32″  signed and numbered limited edition of only 50 is $445

Animas Crossing: Making Steam for Silverton

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Ole Engine number 480 is building a head of steam as the locomotive and passenger cars cross the Animas River at Timber Bridge. This newest painting is my first work depicting the great steam locomotives of the past.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates 45.2 miles of track between Durango and Silverton, Colorado.

The route was originally opened in 1882 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway to transport silver and gold ore mined from the San Juan Mountains. The line was an extension of the narrow gauge line from Antonito, Colorado to Durango. The last train to operate into Durango from the east was on December 6, 1968. The states of New Mexico and Colorado purchased 64 miles between Antonito and Chama, New Mexico, in 1970 and operates today as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

The line from Durango to Silverton has run continuously since 1881. It is currently a tourist and heritage line hauling passengers and is one of the few places in the U.S. which has seen continuous use of steam locomotives.

This image is available in three versions:

  • Archival Paper Print, Limited Edition: Image size is 14″ x 24″ – Signed and numbered limited edition of 250 prints is $145
  • Limited Edition Rolled Canvas: 17″ x 29″  signed and numbered limited edition of only 60 is $475
  • Premium Full Sized Canvas:  34″ x 58″ (same as original painting) – only 15 signed and numbered, limited edition available at $995

Teammates

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During WWII, the U.S. Army Air Corps was the most dashing and sought out service branch that a young man could join. There was a certain romanticism of taking the war to the enemy, high above the ground in the unique flying machines of the day.

The Air Corps also took the highest casualties of the war. While British bombers struck Germany by night, American bombers attacked the Reich during daylight hours and many were shot down by German flack and fighters.  It wasn’t until the P-51 Mustang entered combat in the summer of 1944 that bomber crews had escort fighters that could guard them all the way to the targets in Germany and back to the safety of England.

In this painting , a damaged, Consolidated B-24 Liberator is on a lonely journey back to its base. The damage to the airplane has slowed it down and as the rest of the formation pulled ahead and is now out of sight.  The Liberator crew is on their own still in danger from the enemy. All of the sudden a P-51 Mustang  appears and pulls up in front of the wounded bird giving the crew something to ease their nerves. The escort fighters were called “little friends” by the bomber crews and although the missions of the airplanes were very different they were non-the-less, Teammates!

Teammates now available as a limited edition print OR canvas.

Print on heavy archival stock:

  • Premium Print: 12″ x 30″ signed and numbered limited edition of only 150 prints signed and numbered:  $245 
Limited edition canvas:
  • Premium Full Sized Canvas: 16″ x 40″  (same size as original oil painting) – only 50 signed and numbered limited editions available at only $495

Canvas is shipped rolled,; prepared for stretching and framing.

Dropping the Hammer, Operation Opera

 

DroppingtheHammer, Operation Opera

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Early in the evening of 7 June, 1982, eight Israeli Air Force F-16’s appeared in sky near Baghdad Iraq.

The target was the Osiris Nuclear Reactor at the Al-Tuwaitha Nuclear Research center. In this scene the last jet in the formation flown by Ilan Ramon has just dropped his bombs. The mission had been months in the planning stages and was led by IAF Col. Ze’ev Raz. The F-16’s chosen for the mission had only been in the IAF inventory for a little over a year and the airplane had never been flown in combat prior by either the United States or any of the allies operating the Fighting Falcon.

The operation was thought to be a one way suicide mission by several of the pilots, but after the successful strike, all the aircraft returned home and landed without a scratch. The threat to the nation of Israel neutralized!

Prints on archival stock:

  • Print: Size 20″ x 30″ image size (25″ x 34″ overall size) – signed and numbered limited edition of 150 is $295
Limited edition canvas:
  • Canvas: 26″ x 40″ – signed and numbered limited edition of 50 is only $450

 

Grand Canyon Lightning

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Two Lockheed P-38 Lightnings outrun a summer thunderstorm as they fly below the weather and over the majestic landscape of the Grand Canyon.

The P-38 was manufactured by Lockheed aircraft company in Burbank, California during World War II. The airplane flew with Army Air Corps units in both the Pacific and European theaters. These particular Lightnings are on a ferry flight to the US East Coast to then be shipped by sea to fight against Nazi Germany. The lead airplane in the painting is P-38-L serial number 44-24630 and would serve with the 367th Fighter Group in France in 1944. The airplane became the personal mount of the units commanding officer, Colonel (Later General) Edwin S. Chickering.

Prints on heavy archival stock in two sizes:

  • Premium Print: 12″ x 25″ signed and numbered limited edition of 100 is $175
Limited edition rolled canvas in two sizes:
  • Canvas: 18″ x 36″  signed and numbered limited edition of 50 is $495
  • Premium Enhanced Full Sized Canvas:  24″ x 48″ (same as original painting) – only 10 signed, numbered, and artist enhanced limited edition available at $975

FRAMED ORIGINAL OIL AVAILABLE!  Contact us for quote.

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If Only I Could Fly

Gazing skyward and dreaming of flying…  and that’s how it starts.

Like so many others who eventually realized what flight was like, I remember being a young boy and staring up at the sky and having a dream. My boyhood home and farm was on the flight path for student pilots from our small country airport. As I worked long hours in the fields I would daydream watching Piper Cubs and Cessnas as they lazily flew over and made their turn go go back to the airport.

This painting has been my most popular piece because it resonates so well with so many people. I hope you enjoy the image and it brings back happy memories of those innocent days spent gazing up at the skies.

Canvas is shipped unstretched. Please feel free to contact me for more information or framing options.

Framed original oil is available. Please contact us for a quote;  Serious inquiries only.  *** ORIGINAL SOLD**** 

Prints on heavy archival stock in two sizes:

  • Print: Size 15 x 18 inches image size (19 x 23 inches overall size) – signed and numbered limited edition CHRISTMAS DEAL is $99 (regular price is $125)  
  • Premium Print: Size 22 x 27 inches image size (26 x 32 inches overall size) – signed and numbered limited edition CHRISTMAS DEAL is $175 (regular price is $245) 

For standard shipping in time for Christmas, order must be placed by TUESDAY, December 20.  

You may expedite shipping:

  • Print: Size 15 x 18 inches image size (19 x 23 inches overall size) – signed and numbered limited edition CHRISTMAS DEAL is $99 (regular price is $125) – WITH EXPEDITED SHIPPING (2-day delivery)  
  • Premium Print: Size 22 x 27 inches image size (26 x 32 inches overall size) – signed and numbered limited edition CHRISTMAS DEAL is $175 (regular price is $245) WITH EXPEDITED SHIPPING (2-day delivery) 

 

Limited edition rolled canvas in two sizes:
  • Canvas: Size 22 1/2 x 27 inches – signed and numbered limited edition is $345
  • Premium Enhanced Canvas:  Size 30 x 36 inches (same as original painting) – only 50 copies in the signed and numbered limited edition is $495

 

Horse of a Different Color: A Newfound Freedom

Horse of a Different Color: A Newfound Freedom

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In the mid to late nineteenth-century, the frontier and its rugged heroes became the protagonists of American lore. Cowboys were popular symbols of freedom across the nation, and their seemingly romantic lives in the West fascinated Americans who were forced to remain in stifling urban centers. As barbed wire enclosed more and more of the open range and true cattle driving cowboys became a rare breed, a new embodiment of freedom landed in the frontier.  In the early 1900’s, there was a new symbol of freedom found in aviation.  With a newfound dominion over the skies and a legendary lordship of the open range, freedom and its many forms was central to life in the American West.

In this painting, a Curtis JN-4 Jenny has made a surprise landing in a pasture within the Teton Valley of Wyoming. Running low on gas, flying over rugged territory, the pilot decided to set down and seek replenishment from a local shopkeeper. As this unusual event is taking place some of the locals happen upon the scene. You can only imagine what the cowboy and his herd must be thinking:  “Well, tarnation, look at that! Now that’s what I call, “A Horse of a Different Color!!”

Framed original oil is available. Please contact us for a quote.   **ORIGINAL OIL SOLD**

This original is offered in three limited editions:

Canvas signed limited edition of 100 and Artist Premium Enhanced Canvas signed limited edition of only 15.

Print on heavy archival stock:

  • Premium Print: Size 14 x 36 inches (18 x 40 overall size)  – signed and numbered limited edition is $225
Limited edition canvas:
  • Canvas: Size 14 x 36 inches with only 100 in the signed and numbered limited edition.  Limited edition is $385
  •  Artist Premium Enhanced Canvas:  Size 14 x 36 inches with 15 copies in the signed and numbered limited edition is $525

Canvas is shipped unstretched. Please feel free to contact me for more information or framing options.

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Sword of Thunder

Sword of Thunder

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From the earliest days of armed conflict, mankind carried weapons into battle under the power and intimidation of Horseback. Warriors from the all four corners of the globe charged into the face of their enemies with the advantage of height, speed, power. and the thunderous noise of an oncoming cavalry.

This painting, “Sword of Thunder,” was commissioned by the Boeing Company to celebrate the delivery of the new Apache Longbow presented to The Royal Saudi Land Forces of Saudi Arabia. The RSLF traces their history back to Bedouin warriors riding into battle on their powerful, beautiful Arabian steeds.

In this painting, Rick captures the power, intimidation, and lethality of the modern helicopter gunship juxtaposed to the warrior history of centuries prior.

This painting is available in a variety of sizes on both Canvas and Paper.

  • Canvas sizes are: 26 x 36 inches with only 64 in the limited edition.  Premium edition is $435.00
  • Canvas size 18 x 24 inches with 100 copies in the signed and numbered limited edition is $265.00
  • Premium Paper edition, measuring 21 x 29 inches and consisting of 64 signed and numbered prints is $295.00
  • Collectors Paper edition, measuring 16 x 22 inches, contains 100 prints in the edition is $165.00

Thunder over Kunar


Thunder Over Kunar by Rick Herter
Rick Herter was commissioned by the 74th Fighter Squadron, the World Famous Flying Tigers, while they were still deployed and in combat over the skies of Afghanistan in 2013. The squadron requested a specific battle that they had flown in, re-created by the artist and the result is his finest A-10 piece to date, Thunder over Kunar.   Early on the morning of 6 April 2013, a small American team in Kunar Province, Afghanistan became surrounded by a much larger enemy force. Taking heavy fire and in danger of being overrun, the American element called for Close Air Support; the call was answered by A-10s from the 74th Fighter Squadron. Working in close coordination with AH-64 Apaches and AC-130 gunships, the several flights of “Hawgs” located, marked and prosecuted numerous enemy positions on the high terrain. When a Quick Reaction Force convoy was sent to extract the American team, it, too, took heavy fire from the surrounding mountains as it bottlenecked in the treacherous passes. The 74th pilots worked throughout the day to break contact with the enemy, expending 5,470 rounds of 30 mm cannon and 4500 lbs of ordnance in a firefight that lasted eight hours. The A-10s remained overhead until all friendly forces were extracted; the Taliban ended the day in full retreat, having suffered over 50 casualties.


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Order: Thunder Over Kunar

The overall print size is 26 1/2″ High x 33″ Wide. The print image area is, 21 1/2 x 30


The Standard Edition is signed and numbered by the artist with 174 prints in the edition. The print will also be signed by several Flying Tiger pilots of the current 74th FS.

  • Standard Edition Prints: $145.00
The Chennault Edition is signed and numbered and limited to 50 prints. Each print has a P-40 drawing by the artist reproduced in the Drawingboarder of the print. In addition to the drawing the print is also signed by several members of the current squadron who flew combat over Afghanistan
  • Chennault edition: $225.00

Taking the Scenic Tour


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** NOW AVAILABLE – Limited Edition Canvas**

The F-14 Tomcat has been the Navy’s front line fighter since the 1970’s. In Rick Herter’s scenic portrayal, three Tomcats on a cross country flight enjoy a majestic view of the surrounding landscape. This historic formation features an F-14A from VF-14, the Top Hatters, in the lead. The right wing aircraft is an F-14B from VF-143, the world Famous Pukin Dogs. Completing the formation is the newest version of the Tomcat, an F-14D Super Tomcat of VF-31 the Tom Catters. The F-14 Tomcats have all been retired. All three of these squadrons were based at NAS Oceana, VA, which as home for all Tomcat Squadrons that served on east coast based aircraft carriers.  Oceana is also known as the home of Fighter Wing, Atlantic Fleet.



Order: Taking the Scenic Tour

**NEW** Limited Canvas Edition


  • Limited Edition Prints: 20″ x 8″
  • Signed and numbered by the artist
  • Paper Print – 200 Limited Editions….$75
  • Limited Edition Canvas: 41″ x 16″ 
  • Signed and numbered by the artist
  • Only 114 Limited Editions….$550 free shipping
  • Limited Edition Canvas with personalized squadrons on all three airplanes….$895 free shipping

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Into the Wind; The USS Enterprise on Yankee Station

One of the most storied warships to ever sail the oceans was the USS Enterprise, CVN-65. The Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched on November 25, 1961 and served for 51 years until inactivated on December 1, 2012.

The first deployment at the tip of the spear for the gallant warship was in the fall of 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Rounding out her career, Enterprise and her strike aircraft supported combat operations in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Into the Wind, Enterprise on Yankee Station” depicts a typical combat service off the coast of Vietnam.  The waters off the coast of Vietnam were nicknamed “Yankee Station” by the carriers and their crews. In this particular scene, fighters and strike aircraft from the Carrier Air Wing launch into the color drenched, tropical sky for an early evening attack on North Vietnamese targets. F-4 Phantoms will provide the protective escort against enemy MiG’s while A-6 Intruders and A-4 Skyhawks will rain steel.

As the artist, my hope is that this image will be a fitting tribute to the great ship and all who crewed and flew from her deck, during times of peace and war.

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Order: Into the Wind

Signed and numbered.

Choose from:

• Open Edition Print – Signed…$125

Image area 10″ x 18″ – overall print size 14″ x 22″

• Limited Edition Print (only 65 available) – Signed and numbered with USS Enterprise Logo.

Image area 15″ x 27″ – overall print size 20″ x 31″ …$295.00

• Limited Edition Canvas – Signed, numbered, and hand embellished by the artist

Size is the same as the original oil painting – 20″ x 36. This personalized canvas will have a portion of the image, hand painted by the artist.   $595.00

Contact the artist for frame sizes and pricing.

 

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If Only I Could Fly

I grew up on a farm in Southwest Michigan. The small town airport of Dowagiac was only a few miles away. A single, short, paved runway, an intersecting grass strip and a few hangars and ramshackle buildings made up the airstrip and FBO. The place I loved to ride my bike to was managed by a former WWII pilot by the name of Don LaPoint. Don flew B-24’s over Europe in the war and then returned home to run the airport and a small flight school. My very first airplane ride was purchased by my Mom and on my 13th birthday my feet finally slipped the fetters of earths gravity, for a ride with Don in a Cessna 150.

Because of the layout from the air and the distance from the airport, our farm was a navigational point and students would make a turn over the fields I worked in as a young boy. I spent many a moment gazing up through the hot sunshine of a summer day at Cessnas and Pipers as they flew over. The most vivid memory was of wishing that it was me up there and wanting to experience the adventure of flight. Little did I know that my artistic skills, yet developing at the time, would be the route to fulfilling that dream someday.

 

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Signed and numbered – Limited Edition

Choose from:

• 150 Paper Print Editions …$95
Image area: 8″ x 12″  – Printed size: 11″ x 15″

• Only 25 Artist Proofs …$185
Image area: 8″ x 12″  – Printed size: 11″ x 15″ with additional remarque drawing



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Dawn Operations, Abe Lincoln Style

The USS Lincoln, like many of her sister ships, are floating cities. Each is a self-sustained floating airport that’s sovereign U.S. territory. When deployed, they operate with their own ZIP code, post office, hospital, dental clinic, barbershops, athletic facilities and chapels. More than 18,000 meals are prepared daily for a crew of over 5000. The Carrier Air Wing, or CVW operates with approximately 80 aircraft from rescue helicopters to fighter aircraft and the ship and aircraft operate 24/7.

In my painting I wanted to capture this awesome warship that never sleeps, juxtaposed to even greater elements of the sky and sea at dawn. If you look closely you’ll see an aircraft about to be launched, it’s afterburners glowing in anticipation of being flung down the deck by the catapult. Aircraft from past deployments like the now retired F-14 Tomcat sit parked near the fan tail of the vessel. And on final approach an F/A-18 Hornet is about to trap (land) aboard. You also see one of the many additional vessels of the Carrier Battle Group. An escort destroyer plies the waters ahead of the mighty Lincoln giving protection and support on another long day of operations. As the artist I dedicate this painting to all sailors, past and present, who stand watch worldwide for liberty and freedom.

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Order: Dawn Operations, Abe Lincoln Style

Signed and numbered.

Choose from:

• 172 Printed Paper Editions …$125
Printed size: 11″ x 21″

• 172 Canvas Limited Editions (Unstretched)…$295
Canvas size: 14″ x 24″

• Canvas stretched on wooden stretcher bars….$345
Canvas size: 14″ x 24″



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In the Courtyard of God

A Navy F-14 Tomcat from Fighter Squadron Two, The Bounty Hunters, cruises above a brilliant sunlit cloud deck. As the crew makes haste for their destination the subtle colors of the afterburner are visible against the oncoming night sky.

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Not your squadron? The canvas edition can be customized to include your squadron markings and even F-14 variant!  Contact me for details.


Order a print of: In the Courtyard of God

Prints are signed by the artist and numbered


NEW!!!

Choose from:

  • 114 Paper Giclée Limited Editions….$155
  • 114 Canvas Giclée Limited Editions (Rolled)….$235
  • 114 Canvas Giclée Limited Editions (Stretched)….$285
  • Canvas Giclée Limited Edition w/ customization* (Rolled)….$385
  • Canvas Giclée Limited Edition w/ customization* (Stretched)….$435
  • Overall size (paper): 16″ x 25″
  • Image size (both canvas & paper): 12″ x 22″
  • *Add customization to any squadron markings or Tomcat model variant! (Please indicate squadron and variant in comments section during checkout. Expect an additional 2-3 weeks for customization.)

 


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Heading Home Reflections

Heading Home Reflections

Two weary pilots, heading home after a tough mission, are treated to God’s pallet as the sun’s fading light paints the sky. This piece evokes a feeling of peace in the midst of war.

The Corsair was one of the most celebrated fighter/bomber aircraft in the Pacific theater. As well as being a tough adversary in air-to air combat against Japanese fighters, the airplane could also be used as a dive bomber and fitted with rockets became a perfect choice for supporting troops on the ground. The airplane performed so well during World War II that it was carried over and used in the Korean War. The F-4U was made famous in the 70’s TV show Baa Baa Black Sheep which depicted the story of Marine flying ace, Gregory “Pappy” Boington. The famed Navy Ace, Ira Kepford, of VF-17, the Jolly Rogers, flew the plane in scoring many of his aerial victories as well. The two F-4U Corsairs depicted in this painting by Rick Herter were from the Second Marine Air Division, based at Kadena airfield on the island of Okinawa late in the war.

This NEW canvas edition is very limited. The limited edition paper version of this print has been sold out and only available on the secondary market. Each canvas is printed to order and inspected before being signed and numbered by the artist.

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Order: Heading Home Reflections

Signed and numbered

Choose from:

• 500 Printed Paper Editions… SOLD OUT
Image Area 14″ x 21″
 
**NEW**  100 Canvas Limited Editions
  • Canvas unstretched …$395
  • Canvas size: 18″ x 30″

  • Canvas stretched on wooden stretcher bars….$450
  • Canvas size: 18″ x 30″

 

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Carrying the Flame

The painting depicts a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 making a low pass of the Statue of Liberty. The aircraft is from the 102nd Fighter Wing, the same unit that was first scrambled to protect the skies over New York City after the World Trade Center attack. The painting is meant to remind us that we as a country, stand for liberty and freedom in the face of tyranny and evil. The members of the United States Armed Forces are the first line of defense and carry that, “Flame of Freedom” around the world every day. This painting was created to honor that commitment.

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Canvas prints only.  Signed and numbered.

Image size: 12″ x 18″

Choose from:

• 150 Canvas Limited Editions (Unstretched)….$165

• Canvas stretched on wooden stretcher bars….$190



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Wingspan of the Empire

The largest passenger aircraft in the world, the double-decker Airbus A-380 flown by China Southern Airlines, makes for an awesome sight as it passes near the Great Wall of China.


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Canvas prints only. Signed and numbered.

Image size:  30″ x 20″

Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductions

Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425

Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475

Includes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture. International orders will only ship rolled due to excessive shipping costs of large parcels.


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Turning Final for Cairo

A TWA Boeing 707 makes preparations on a long final approach for Cairo International Airport as it passes the Pyramids of Giza.


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Canvas prints only. Signed and numbered.

Image size: 30″ x 20 ”

Choose from:

Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductions

  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425

  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475

Includes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture. International orders will only ship rolled due to excessive shipping costs of large parcels.


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Star over the City of Lights

The largest passenger aircraft in the world, the double-decker Airbus A-380 flown by Air France makes for an awesome sight as it passes over Paris, France.


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Signed by the artist and numbered


  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475
  • Canvas edition: 30″ x 20″
  • Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductionsIncludes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture.
    International orders will only ship rolled due to excessive shipping costs of large parcels.

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Solitude Over the Grandure

A lone P-51 Mustang makes a solitary cross-country flight above the mighty and expansive Grand Canyon. At the end of WWII, hundreds of Mustangs, along with numerous other types of war surplus aircraft, made similar flights. These flights took the once noble and gallant war machines to the aircraft graveyards of the southwestern United States. Once there, these airplanes that led the allies to victory became material for the welders cutting torch. Who knows how many a pilot shed a bittersweet tear as he flew his beloved aircraft over the wondrous beauty of the Grand Canyon on its last flight.


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Solitude Over the Grandure

**NEW – CANVAS NOW AVAILABLE!**

Signed by the artist and numbered


      • 200 Limited Edition prints….$75
      • 8″ x 20″

 

      • 51 Limited Edition Canvases…. $495
      • 17″ x 36″

 


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Showdown over the Bekaa

In June 1982, the skies over southern Lebanon saw the most massive dogfights since the end of WWII. For years, the PLO and Syrian Army had harassed the villages of northern Israel. Artillery and rocket barrages had taken a heavy toll on Israeli civilians. The Israeli Defense Forces decided to put an end to the attacks by launching a major offensive, code-named “Operation Peace for Galilee.” By invading southern Lebanon, the IDF hoped to drive the PLO to Beirut and then out of the country. Prior to the introduction of ground forces, the Israel Air Force would have to clear the skies of the Syrian Air Force. Of particular concern were the surface-to-air missile (SAM) sites in the Bekaa Valley. The numerous mobile and fixed sites had more than 200 missiles at their disposal, and accompanying the SAMs were nearly 400 anti-aircraft guns.

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After identifying the location of the ground threats, IAF F-4 Phantoms, A-4 Skyhawks, Kfirs and F-16’s went in as strike aircraft to take out the SAMs and triple-A. As the strike portion of the mission got underway, IAF E-2C Hawkeyes and UAV’s fed real-time intel to waiting F-15 Eagles prowling the skies. As Syrian MiG’s charged into the airspace, IAF F-15’s and F-16’s were waiting in ambush. Massive, swirling dogfights, with as many as 100-plus fighters all contesting for the same piece of sky from 30,000 feet to treetop level, took place. Before the battle was over, the IAF would claim 85 aerial victories-nearly 50 percent of the Syrian Air Force. The IAF lost only three aircraft, all to ground fire.

This print is reproduced from artist Rick Herter’s original oil painting. The original measured 34″ x 48″ and was commissioned by the Boeing company. The painting was then presented to the IAF and now hangs at IAF headquarters in Tel Aviv. Herter was invited to Israel and spent a week with the IAF as part of the research documentation for the painting.


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  • 350 Limited editions….$200
  • Image size 16″ x 26″
  • Print size 21″ x 30″

 


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Preparing for Arrival

The 737 is the most prolific commercial airliner in the skies today.  A variety of Boeing 737s is being flown by major carriers and small charter operators all over the world.  This Boeing 737-400 is making its initial approach to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475
  • Canvas edition: 30″ x 20″
  • Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductionsIncludes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture.
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Railroaded

The P-51 Mustang has been called the finest fighter aircraft of WWII. This P-51 just caught a German train in the open and he and his wingman sweep in for the attack. The print is countersigned by Col. Don Blakeslee along with one of the most famous aircraft nose artists of WWII, Mr. Don Allan. Col. Blakeslee, while being a high scoring ace and commander of the Fourth Fighter Group, holds the record for the most combat hours flown by any American during the war.

Signatures:

  • Colonel Don BLAKESLEE – WWII Ace
  • Don ALLAN – One of the most famous aircraft nose artists of WWII

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  • 600 Limited Editions – Paper Print – $125
  • 28″ x 18″

 


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Past, Present, and Future

The history of the American Airlines fleet is captured in this beautiful collection of airliners.

“Past, Present, and Future” showcases the Airbus A321 NEO and the Airbus 319, the future of American Airlines, over the home of American Airlines, DFW airport.  As the Airbus aircraft ushers in a new future of service with American, some great airplanes of the past are also seen in the painting, including the Douglas DC-3, the Boeing 707, McDonald Douglas MD-80, and Boeing 757.

 

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  •  Printed Paper Editions …$85
  •  Print Size 16 1/2″ X 23 1/4″

  • Canvas edition: 20″ x 30″
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475
  • Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductionsIncludes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture.
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Paris Twilight Climb-out

The majestic Airbus A-380 of Air France climbs out over the sparkling lights of Paris. On the ground darkness is already descending and the city lights begin twinkling below. The world’s most advance passenger jet roars its way to altitude a few thousand feet above the French nightlife.  Vibrant colors of faint daylight brush across the sky and give a warm glow to the Air France flagship as it begins its overseas voyage.

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  • Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductions
  • Canvas edition: 33″ x 21″
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475
  • Includes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture.
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Pacific Thunder

Since its 1953 inception, the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Team, The Thunderbirds, have flashed through the sky in awesome displays of aerial thunder. The team has been called “America’s Ambassadors in Blue.”  They have visited all 50 states and over 60 nations. The team has flown aircraft from the F-84 to the F-16 before nearly 300 million people, never having to cancel a show due to mechanical difficulties.

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  • 950 Limited editions….$110
  • 30″ x 14″

 


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The New Dynasty

This painting was commissioned in 2005 by Rolls Royce North America, for whom Rick Herter has been painting regularly since 1997. Many of the paintings Herter has created for the company hang in the corporate board rooms of Rolls Royce customers around the world.

The New Dynasty is the first known fine art oil painting created by any artist of the new Boeing 787 Dream Liner. Up until now the images of the airplane have all been computer generated since the aircraft does not yet exist. The aircraft was painted with the help of schematic drawings and models that Boeing supplied to the artist. This painting was created to celebrate the business relationship between Rolls Royce, their engine customer Northwest Airlines and friends at Boeing. The Dream Liner is Boeing’s vision of the future of point-to-point airline travel. The aircraft has the range to operate both domestically and on the international stage as well. Much of Northwest’s history has been tied to their international Asian routes.

Rick Herter thought the tie between the new world of aviation technology and the old world of China made a perfect match both in image and name, hence the title “The New Dynasty.”

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  • 250 Limited Editions….$95
  • Overall size: 16″ x 24″
  • Image size: 12″ x 21″
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Milestones

Gulfstream aircraft have always been considered the finest of all private and corporate jets. Perhaps there is no other aircraft as beautiful in the air as the new Gulfstream 550, which is shown front and center in this print. The 550 has set the new benchmark for technology and performance in the luxury jet market. Ghosted into the skyscape is the gulfstream that began the storied lineage the G-1. This print celebrates over 50 years of Gulfstream heritage.

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  • 200 Limited Editions….$110
  • Overall size: 20″ x 28″
  • Image size: 15″ x 24″

 


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Legacy of Leadership

The majestic beauty of the 747 and the proud history of TWA are portrayed in this dramatic image of a TWA 747 climbing out for an overnight ocean crossing. In 1997 an era ended as the 747 was phased out of the TWA fleet. The artist and publisher dedicated this fine art print to all of those who have served aboard the majestic lady, and a portion of the print sales were donated to “Friends of Flight 800 Fund” for the children of TWA personnel lost aboard Flight 800.

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  • 800 Limited Editions….$75 (No longer available)
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475
  • Paper edition: 24″ x 18½”
  • Canvas edition: 30″ x 20″Canvas editions include a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture.
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LAN, Bridge across the Andes

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner of LAN Airlines in South America graces the beautiful Andes mountaintops in Peru. In the background, an Airbus A-350 from TAM Airlines passes. The opposite perspective (TAM in the foreground and LAN in the background) is presented in Rick Herter’s other work, “TAM, Bridge Across the Andes”.

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  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475
  • Canvas edition: 30″ x 20″
  • Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductionsIncludes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture.
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Jewels of the Emirate

The largest passenger aircraft in the world, the double-decker Airbus A-380 flown by Emirates makes for an awesome sight as it passes over Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

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  • Giclée Canvas Edition (rolled)….$425
  • Giclée Canvas Edition (stretched)….$475
  • Canvas edition: 30″ x 20″
  • Limited edition of 100 canvas reproductionsIncludes a protective clear coat which provides a slight brush stroke texture.
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Heritage Flight

Two of America’s most enduring symbols of freedom, the B-25 Mitchell and the B-17 Flying Fortress pass in review. From Japan to Germany, these winged eagles carried their crews and country to victory.

 

Depicted are the B-17 “Liberty Belle”, which is still flying today (see www.LibertyFoundation.org), and B-25s “Heavenly Body” (top) and “Executive Sweet” (bottom).

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  • 200 Limited Editions….$125
  • Overall size: 20″ x 28″
  • Image size: 15″ x 25″