The crows have taken to carefully hiding morsels from the feeding table on the stairway to Amy’s studio.
Crow beneath Trees, oil on Linen, 24 x 36 inches. 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…)
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.”
Study, India ink and Conté. Awesome reference photo by Holger, thanks again.
Pencil study for an oil painting to be started as soon as I get on the ball and put the canvas together…