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Monday, December 1, 2014

My Inner Jackson Pollack

While I was painting my porch I stumbled upon some dollar samples of  pastel paints and I decided to go all Jackson Pollack on my black mailbox.  The mailbox had been kicked around the bottom of the steps so my postal carrier didn't have to skate up the icy steps in the winter.  He'd suffered some scrapes and the loss of a handle so I gave him a new look.




I, personally, wanted to put some crimson on the last layer but alas, my better half said nope.  It's done.

My inner Jackson Pollack, however, was not done.  I grabbed my latex house paints and went to town on a piece of plywood.  I dripped with a random stick I picked up.



There is something delicious about dripping layers of paint and watching the randomness blend.


I'm particularly fond of reds and greens.


And yellow!

One of my painting classmates doesn't use yellow and I'm constantly telling her to add yellow!

There is something I really like about action painting.  Next spring I'd like to get out in the back yard with a tall easel and attack a large piece of plywood with color!  It is exhilarating spontaneous creativity and it makes me joyous.  It is the kind of joy I remember experiencing as a child playing and not knowing what might happen next.

3 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh Mary you are an amazing talent. I am so happy you are having fun. Oh yes yellow is not to be feared. Beautiful work. Hug B

BLD in MT said...

Yellow is a bright, important color by me. Not that they all aren't important, but there is something so happy and positive about yellow. I like your new mailbox.

Susan said...

Hello Mary, I can feel your enthusiasm for your art popping right out at me.
I share it too :D)
Totally love your letterbox - wow!! what a stunner. I bet it brightens up everyone's day.
I agree with you about yellow.. it's definitely a happy colour.
Cheers now :D)