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Raven's Black
by Elise Tomlinson,  
Oil on Canvas 20"x 24"

I got the idea for this bird from the movie "Pollock" about the life of the famous abstract impressionist Jackson Pollock who had a pet raven. I was watching the DVD to get some inspiration and I was sketching while I worked.

DVDs have a nice feature where you can zoom in on a particular frame… I was so taken with the image of their bird standing on the back of his wife's (another abstract impressionist Lee Krasner) chair that I sketched it out and later added it to this painting of a woman sitting in a landscape.

Although not realistic representations, all of my landscapes are based on real locations around my home on Douglas Island Alaska, or on the mainland of Juneau where I work for the University of Alaska Southeast.

Raven't Black - Elise Tomlinson

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