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Portrait of A Lighthorseman - Trooper Bodley, 2/14 QMI

Portrait of a LightHorseman - Trooper Bodley 2nd 14th Light Horse Regiment, Queensland Mounted Infantry
Oil on Canvas Board
Official Army Art Collection
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Stage 1 - The drawing.

This drawing was done using a graphite pencil onto canvas board which was then sealed using a fixative (available from any art store). The purpose of this drawing was purely as an exercise in tone and balance. The actual painting was done on another canvas board.





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Independent Productions and Aviation Services is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS - training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.

During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.

For more information on War Art, Combat Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.