Friday, March 13, 2009

Pussy Willows and Fishing Poles

Pussy Willows

Let's just call this Fun Friday! Oh have I got some fun for you! Are you thinking I've taken up painting? I guess I have. However it was not with a regular paintbrush and palette. Tuesday Raven's post was about an online site that you could access and make your own Jackson Pollock painting. Are you asking who is Jackson Pollock? Paul Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956) was an influential American painter and a major force in the abstract expressionist movement.
Raven said in her post that it was 'mindlessly easy' to make these imitation pieces. She did not say it was addicting. No, she left out that very important piece of information. She did say that at times it was frustrating in that you don't have a lot of control of how it comes out. She is right when it comes to that.
Pollock's paintings would have been layer upon layer of paint. He threw paint, he dripped paint, he used sticks drug through paint and so on. My first visit to the site I wanted to see if I could learn how to control a little of what I did and it wasn't easy. The Pussy Willows painting was pure serendipity. I don't believe I could do it again if I tried. The next 'painting' isn't a Pollock look-a-like but me practicing using my wrists to turn my mouse. It wasn't until I finished that I named it.
Fishing Poles

If you have time to waste and make sure it's a big blog of time click here and try your hand at making your own painting. Warning: This Can Be Addicting! So much so that I'll be posting more of my creations next Friday.

18 comments:

quilly said...

Okay, this was not for me! Way too frustrating! I don't like a world that runs on whimsy and doesn't come with instructions. I didn't even know how to stop and start the thing. It was just on and painting and how the heck did you save your anyway?

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Ha! I will certain check this out... I should think it could be a very relaxing place to visit.. I look forward to seeing more.. I like the 'Fishing Poles' best... :O)

Thim said...

Great art! When I get back home I will look at this a then take a jaunt up to Quilly's house and teach her how to do this. LOL

dot said...

I love the colors in the first one. I'm on my way to check it out!!

Melli said...

LOL! I was playin' around with this thing the other day too. It's fun... but none of mine came out lookin' like ANYthing! You're GOOD!

Rose said...

I have had this sight before, and not sure I want it again...hehe I will wait till I have more time.

Raven said...

Wow... You actually controlled the process, you tricky woman! Well done! I like them both.

Hildegarde said...

Thanks for the warning ! so, i am NOT going to try it although I am very tempted :-) Looking forward to see your next creations.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh that is very neat..I will have to try it.. Michelle

Pietro said...

Beautiful compositions! I'll check if the site may be an aid for my improvisations! :-)

becky aka theRAV said...

Oh, I love this! I will have to try it tomorrow. I saw where you posted on Sky Watch but was not sure it was you although I thought I recognized some of your photographs, countryside, etc.

juliana said...

you got great results.
i'm not sure i want to try it... i spend way too mcuh time at the comp anyway

Jientje said...

Beware!!! Very addictive!!

Dr.John said...

I just don't have the time but it does look like you had fun. I think I would have called the second picture exploding mikes but we see what we see. That's the way art is.

Janice Thomson said...

That is a neat site - Someone told me about it before. Definitely fun to play around with :)You did a great job Carletta!

Pagani said...

Great work! And I do know something about Pollock and the abstract expressionist style he pioneered.

nameless poet said...

Wow, I really like your paintings (are they paintings/prints :\?)
Like the top one best, they're like bullrushes; relaxing but colourful!
New to blogging but I'm pretty sure this is what you'd call a good one (y)

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