Jackson Pollock-Inspired Splatter Paint Egg
As I mentioned in a previous post, I think eggs are an interesting and challenging canvas (somewhat spherical and delicate) and I decided to use them to make art all-year round, not just for Easter.
I have seen some different splatter paint eggs on Pinterest and it made me think of Jackson Pollock. So I decided to make a Jackson Pollock-Inspired Splatter Paint egg!
And it was a good fit for World Art Day!
Here's the post I mentioned above and how you can make your own egg canvases too!
WORLD ART DAY
World Art Day is an international celebration of the fine arts, which was declared by the International Association of Art (IAA/AIAP), a partner of UNESCO, to promote awareness of creative activity worldwide. The first World Art Day was held on April 15th, 2012, a date chosen in honor of Leonardo da Vinci's birthday. As a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance and brotherhood, da Vinci is also a testament to the influence of the Fine Arts on other fields. In the United States, World Art Day was officially held for the first time in the City of Los Angeles on April 15th, 2015, and yearly thereafter. In 2017, IAA USA, the official U.S.-based chapter of the IAA, was formed. The Association looks forward to facilitating World Art Day celebrations locally, and nationwide. https://www.iaa-usa.org/worldartday
This was really fun and easy actually! I was inspired by Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm (Number 30).
Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)
Autumn Rhythm was made in the fall of 1950 at Pollock's studio in Springs, New York, as part of a group of paintings he first exhibited at the Betty Parsons Gallery in November–December, 1951. Pollock's technique in the painting, like others made during this part of his career, involved working on unprimed canvas laid on the floor of his studio, pouring paint from cans or using sticks, heavily loaded brushes and other implements to control a stream of paint as he dripped and flung it onto the canvas. At 17 feet wide and 8 feet high, Autumn Rhythm is among Pollock's largest pictures.
The creation of Autumn Rhythm was partly documented by Hans Namuth, who photographed Pollock at work over several months in 1950. According to art historian Monica Bohm-Duchen, Namuth's photographs lend insight to the sequence in which Pollock filled in the canvas, and the order in which paint colors were applied to the work. Pollock began by painting the right third of the canvas, laying down a skein of thin black lines, and then adding other colors of paint (mostly browns and white, with a small amount of teal blue) using several methods of dripping and pouring to create a variety of types of lines and puddled areas of paint until the section began to resemble its finished state. He then moved on to the center section, and ultimately the left-hand section using the same process. Throughout the making of the work, he painted from all sides of the canvas.
By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35926583
I was going to use a white egg, but then I remembered I had some brown eggs and they matched the color of the canvas better!
I picked some of the paints that were similar to in the painting:
Before doing it on the egg, I practice flicking paint and painting techniques (painting on the brush side and also with the non-brush side off the brush actually) on a piece of a paper.
Then I did it on the egg! It turned out really well! Compare with the original. :)
It was fun & easy! Give it a try! We are good at this!