|Sea Lion II (painting by author)|
Does anyone really know what were the colours of the Supermarine Sea Lion II? Coloured illustrations show Mitchell’s Schneider Trophy winner (1922) as blue but on what evidence? It was a rush job to get the machine ready in time and then the Italians put the race date forward. Not much time for possibly adding the extra weight of a special paint job, I would have thought. So my painting shows the machine on test before going to Venice for the competition.
Anyone have any views?