Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Jet-powered paint splatters an 8-foot-by-8-foot canvas just off the runway of Palm Beach International Airport. A diminutive woman in a black cat suit teeters as she tosses quarts of brightly colored paint into the hurricane-force winds created by a Lear jet’s engine. The question isn’t whether this is art, agree those who pay Tarinan von Anhalt $50,000 a pop to watch this spectacle.

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Captain Chad Gilmore readies the engine to start blowing jet wash for the painting. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Paint is scattered in the jet wash. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Painting is halted so more plastic tarp can be laid on the tarmac. A small private plane near the painting area was speckled in blue paint and had to be cleaned before the princess could continue with the multiple canvases planned for the day. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan von Anhalt manipulates the paint on a large canvas. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt paints in the jet wash. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan tosses a column of purple paint into the jet wash. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt instructs the pilot to reduce engine power as assistants prepare to move one of her finished paintings. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan works on a canvas. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt reloads a blue painting bottle. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Von Anhalt’s face bears the paint splatter from her jet wash painting technique. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

Jet-powered Paint by Tarinan von Anhalt

Princess Tarinan von Anhalt poses with a canvas at the event. (Thomas Cordy/The Palm Beach Post)

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