Engineering Illustrations

I paint large canvases to engage engineering students. This Osprey is to engage students in the operations of Cherry Point Naval Air Station who is collaborating with me on an ONR research grant related to moving veteran engineers into the naval workforce.  There is glare in this image but not the painting which is acrylic on canvas and 48″ x 72″.

osprey2

This Seimens gas turbine under construction is the largest in the world.  In combined cycle, it produces 575 Megawatts.  The painting is acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 72″ and hanging in the north stairwell of the Duke Centennial hall.

Here is a microelectronic circuit painting I did for a potential book cover of the same name.  It is hanging in the electrical engineering conference room in the Epic building. It is acrylic on a 48″ x 72″ canvas.

This is the Arthur Ravanel  bridge in Charlston, SC.  The painting is hanging in the civil engineering department office in the EPIC building.  It is acrylic on canvas and 72″ x 48″.

A Here is a Ferrari Italia, is 36″ x 48″, and is in the ME office. I particularly liked how the floor turned out.

Italia 36x48b

This painting of the 2014 Sauber Formula One car was done for the Simone DiSilvestro visit 24 July 2014.  It is 36″ x 48″ because that is what I could transport at the time.

SauberF1c

Here is a smaller C6 Corvette of Dr. Hill’s.  It is only 36″ x 24″ and is hanging in his office.  It also seems much brighter in real life.

This is an acrylic painting of a Ferrari Testarossa (Red Head) engine designed by Columbo in the 1950’s. It was only my second acrylic and it is 48″ x 72″.  You can find it hanging in the north stairwell of the Duke Centennial Hall.

Here is another painting that was hung in the Duke stairwell.  It is also 48″ x 72″.

Can you guess what it is?

Here is another painting that was hung in the Duke stairwell.  It is also 48″ x 72″.

This giant painting (for me) is 54″ x 108″ and took a bit of work to hang as the right side is 18 feet above the stairs below and 40 feet above the marble floor below.  It is of an SR-71 jet plane and is hanging in the Duke south stairwell.

SR-71c

 

A couple of years ago I had a “Art Show”.  It might still be found at

http://web.comporium.net/~tkacik/

At least it was there last time I checked.