Stay Home Art Challenge: Jackson Pollack
Jackson Pollack was an American painter who was an abstract expressionist in the 1940's & 50's. "In the barn behind the house, which he converted to his studio, Pollock developed a new technique of painting using what he called his “drip” technique. Using hardened brushes, sticks, and turkey basters, and household enamel paints, Pollock squirted, splashed, and dripped his paint onto canvas rolled out over his studio floor."
Today's exercise is to replicate a Pollack "Drip Painting". Use whatever paints and paper or canvas you have around the house. (I painted my paper with water colors before I started the "Drip Painting") If you chose to do this indoors we recommend placing your paper inside a box to help with the mess. (Or go outside and get wild.) Water down your acrylics a bit and experiment with different types of application and color. Fling the paint, drip the paint, move the paper and let the paint move around. Place some tape on your canvas or paper and create a shape and after the paint has dried remove the tape to see the outline you created. This is a fun and relaxing exercise, it's also perfect if you have some pent up frustration you need to work out.
We would love to see your work. Please send us a picture of your paintings through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 27 and we will share your work with our MCAC community.