As long as I'm searching for a new publisher for my book, I figure I may as well do some more paintings for it. The photograph above will form the basis for the first.
What you're looking at is the belly of a KC-135 tanker, viewed from the cockpit of a JSTARS surveillance aircraft, as the JSTARS approaches for fuel. One of the stories in my book (See the January archives for Fear of Fueling.) talks about the tricky business of in-flight refueling, and the tremendous respect I have for the folks who make it happen.