Crow beneath tree, oil on linen

Crow beneath Trees, oil on Linen, 24 x 36 inches.

Crow beneath Trees, oil on Linen, 24 x 36 inches.

Crow beneath Trees, oil om Linen, 24 x 36 inches. Work in Progress

Update from:http://pollien.com/?p=2433

New Work in Progress:

Enough shovelling! Back to paintering! An interesting “in progress” shot of a crow painting that I’m working up: (my apology for the photo quality…)

Crow beneath Trees, oil om Linen, 24 x 36 inches. Work in Progress

Crow beneath Trees, oil om Linen, 24 x 36 inches. Work in Progress

McCauley Conner

madmen

I was looking at some illustration articles on the web and came across a reference to the McCauley Conner Exhibition  at the Museum of the City of New York, which ended 1/11/15.

I met Mr. Conner in 1984 while attending the Skowhegan school. It was the big weekend when the board of governors show up, have a meeting and poke around in the students’ studios. I got the word from the late Susan Shatter, a member of the board, that Mr. Connor was interested in one of my paintings. Susan made introductions and helped me navigate the uncharted waters of selling a painting. Mr. & Mrs. Connor were exceptionally kind people.

As illustration plays a more significant role in my work, I get a charge out of knowing that a very early Pollien is in the collection of a man who “…helped to redefine American style and culture.”

1984

Eine Krähe fliegt – Zeichnung

Krähe Zeichnung.
Study, India ink and Conté. Awesome reference photo by Holger, thanks again.

Crow Study, India ink  and Conté. 12 x 18 inches

Crow Study, India ink and Conté. 12 x 18 inches