PAINTING PLANES: THE AVIATION ART OF DON CONNOLLY
Volume 11 Number 4.
Don Connolly of Kingston, Ontario Joined the RCAF in 1950. He logged some four thousand hours as navigator and instructor on long range routes. Resigning in 1966, he entered private business, and thirteen years later struck out on his own as a freelance artist.
Painting Planes is essentially a collection of thirty-five paintings of aircraft by the author, all with extensive, informative captions offering historical, technical, and artistic data. As a sort of bonus, though it makes up about half of this slim book's content, the text is a lay person's guide into the mysteries of the profession of aviation artist. The author takes us through the various stages in the birth of a masterpiece, from conception, through technical and historical research, choice of materials, agonies of decision, to the final polished result.
The paintings are magnificent, and the text informative. This book is a must for all art libraries and is a joy to all lovers of airborne creations.
Alfred F. Greenwood, Victoria, BC.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
The materials in this archive are copyright © The Manitoba Library Association. Reproduction for personal use is permitted only if this copyright notice is maintained. Any other reproduction is prohibited without permission Copyright information for reviewers
Young Canada Works