24 May 2011

Picture Study - Lavender Mist: Number 1, 1950

Lavender Mist: Number 1, 1950
by Jackson Pollock
When I am discouraged about the state of the Curly-headed girl's room, I remind myself to be thankful. She's not in there making a mess like this. (Thankfully, when she does art, she cleans up after herself.) Like the Curly-headed girl, Jackson was very liberal in his use of paint. We read this book to understand more about his work.

For fun, put paint in mustard and ketchup containers. Use sticks, flyswatters, and whatever else you have lying around to apply the paint. (Wear old clothes, this will get messy!) Apply your paint with abandon and don't forget to have fun!

And if you don't have the time/space for all that creativity, this is just too good to pass up. It's almost as much fun as the real thing (move your mouse around and click to change color).

1 comment:

  1. The computer program is the only sane way to do Jackson Pollock with a preschooler! He loved it.



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