Paul Jackson Pollack…

Hey Lacqueristas, up this week we have the Abstract Expressionist artist Jackson Pollack, who developed a new style of painting by laying his canvases on the floor and would pour and drip paint onto them as he walked around. This painting is called “Blue Poles” and was bought by the Australian government in 1973 for A$1.3 million, causing an uproar at the time.

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Today it is valued at A$10-20 million, so I guess it was a good investment! Over a base of grey polish I splattered some acrylic paint using a toothbrush over my nails but that didn’t work too well. So I then switched to polish and painted in the dark “poles” in with a black stripper adding blobs and making the line jagged as I went.

Pollack

I then had the brilliant idea to find some cat hair on a chair and to drag that through orange, yellow and pale grey polish to created the finer details. Not all at once, one colour after each other! It worked great, thanks cat for leaving your hair lying around! Next week we wrap up the artist challenge …phew!…with our favourite artist, oh so many choices! Thanks for stopping bye…til then.

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3 responses to “Paul Jackson Pollack…

  1. That is so cool, and such a great idea about the cat hair!! Great job.πŸ™‚

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