I’m so ready for another episode of Work of Art tonight, and yes I do wait all week for it. With art on the brain anyway, it seemed like a great time to make art with Gizmo and The Kid.
The girls and I looked at some artwork by Jackson Pollack and they were eager to try a splatter painting…I know Pollack poured and flung paint but we kinda splattered it so, you know.
To create our paintings we put a piece of paper inside a large cardboard box got our paintbrushes nice and full of paint and then flicked them at the paper to create the nice splatter effect you see. (Splatter paintings, see?)
^I also got in on the fun, and after this crazy month of trying to somehow fit Nanowrimo into my life, this kind of thing was sorely needed! In fact I would highly recommend it as something to do when you need a break from writing. It was really fun and de-stressering.
After our painting we did a little reading about Pollack and the way he liked to walk around a large canvas on the ground and fling or pour paint at it, sometimes adding dirt or sand to the paint for more texture. Obviously the girls thought that sounded like a great idea so I promised the we could try that this weekend, possibly as a group activity.
I’m hoping to do a weekly art activity every Wednesday and if there is any interest for it, perhaps doing a linky for it. Let me know if this seems like a good idea to you!