Do you ever walk through a museum - especially modern art - and think, "I can do that?" Kyle and I have that discussion sometimes when we see "art" that looks like it was done by a grade school student or is simply so basic that we wonder what makes it art. I know. That is probably something that we shouldn't admit in public. But, it is the truth.
The work of Jackson Pollock, although bright and colorful, are the type of paintings that make me say, "I can do that." I know he was an innovator and he used techniques and materials that make his work special. He was the first to put canvases on the floor and perfected his drip technique using household paint and different objects he found like turkey basters, hardened brushes, and sticks. But to the average person his splatter paintings look like something we could reproduce. And today, we got that chance!
Within a few minutes we were ready to splatter our paint. Each color was in its own jar and we use syringes to spray the paint on the canvas which was spread on the floor. Grace was the first to give it a try!