Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Forces of Liberty Print Release


"Forces of Liberty" is a dramatic depiction of M4A3E8 Shermans in Europe circa 1945.
I am proud to introduce my latest print release in the military art genre. I am very excited about this piece. It was a real joy to paint and I look forward to adding a few more armored vehicle pieces to my offering.
The M4 Sherman was the primary tank of allied forces in World War II. Originally equipped with a 75mm gun, the Sherman was a match for German armor early in the war. Against the more advanced Tiger and Panther tanks however, the Sherman was outgunned. Late in the war, the Sherman was uprated with a larger and more powerful gun with the muzzle velocity to penetrate German armor. Still, it took real guts and steady nerves to take a Sherman into battle against a Panther or Tiger. This depiction is of the late war versions of the Sherman; the M4A3E8 with the HVSS suspension and the 76mm gun. Add a couple of Mustangs making a low pass and the combination of air power and armor was unstoppable in 1945. Hence the title, "Forces of Liberty".
Prints are available in 16" x 24" and 11" x 14" sizes. This print and many other art works are available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net

F-105 Thunderchief Aviation Print Release


F-105 Thunderchief Aviation Art Print

Known affectionately as the "Thud", the F-105 Thunderchief was designed to deliver a nuclear payload by flying low and fast. At low altitude nothing could outrun the "Thud". The F-105 Thunderchief was used extensively during the war in Vietnam as a fighter/bomber. In terms of bombs delivered on target she was second only to the venerable B-52. Later versions of the F-105 Thunderchief had two seats and were utilized on Wild Weasel missions to detect and destroy enemy surface-to-air missile sites. Our print depicts two F-105D models flying low and fast with a centerline bomb load destined for Hanoi.
Prints are available in 20" x 24" and 11" x 14" sizes. This print and many other aviation art works are available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net

Monday, November 10, 2008

F-100 Super Sabre Aviation Art Print

The F-100 Super Sabre was the world's first airplane capable of esceeding the speed of sound in level flight. Known as "The Hun" doe to the F-100 designation, the Super Sabre was the first of the "Century" series of fighters. The aircraft was used extensively during the Vietnam War primarily in the ground attack and forward air control roles. The Super Sabre was eventually phased out of service in Vietnam, superceded by the F-105 Thunderchief and the F-4 Phantom II but they continued in service with Air National Guard units throughout the United States until 1980. Prints are available in 20" x 24" and 11" x 14" sizes. This print and many other aviation art works are available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net

Saturday, November 1, 2008


F-106 Delta Dart Aviation Art Print

Designed as a high altitude and high speed interceptor during the "Cold War", the F-106 Delta Dart was universally loved by all pilots who flew her. Known affectionately as "The Six", the Delta Dart still holds the official speed record for a single engine jet aircraft at 1525.96 MPH set by Major Joe Rogers in December of 1959. The F-106 featured an internal weapons bay in which the primary armament of AIM-4 Falcon missiles and AIR-2 "Genie" nuclear tipped rocket were carried. The Six served from 1959 to 1981 with the US Air Force and until 1988 with Air National Guard units. Prints are available in 16" x 24" and 11" x 14" sizes. This print and many other aviation art works are available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net