Afternoon’s drive to Bowman Field

inside the car

Raining and dreary means either go inside and sketch, or stay in the car. My friend Kathy and I decided to hit the local “private airport” and sketch through her big windshield.

Bowman Field was built in 1919 and is one of the longest continuously operating airports in the country. The main building (shown) was constructed in 1929 under the WPA (Works Progress/Projects Administration).

It has a very cool deco style that is as much fun inside as out. In addition, time and troubles seem to have forgotten this airport. We could walk through the entire building without a single security guard eyeing us.

Categories: Bowman Field, Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company, Private Airports, Sketchbook SkoolTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Barry Comer

I volunteer as a design and communications consultant with Family Scholar House in Louisville, Kentucky, the Democratic Socialists of America and teach children with emotional and developmental disabilities.

I have degrees in art and was an art director for 30 years.


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