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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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


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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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