Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pollocking Good Fun!

Last week I joined forces with my artist friend, Richard Savage, to produce a scarecrow for a local competition during June and July. This year's theme is famous people, real or fictional, and we, of course, chose an artist! This is Mr Jackson Pollock! ;oD

I have to admit I didn't have much of a hand in making the scarecrow, Richard made a fab job of the head and another friend made his body, I just helped slap a bit of paint on and get him decently dressed! ;oD

The most fun though was creating a Pollock style painting to stand alongside the figure to give folk a clue as to who he is!! We joined two life torn canvases together making one whole canvas of about 3' by 8' and covered them in more canvas before starting our drip and run extravaganza! We both now have more of an appreciation of Pollock's working method as it took forever to get the paint to the right consistency!! However, once we got the paint sorted we had great fun flicking it about! ;oD Don't even ask how much cleaning up it took afterwards! LOL

If you're local you can see our man outside the Honest John public house, South Park Street, Chatteris, PE16 6AR from this weekend until the end of July.


notmassproduced said...


Jill said...

nice one!

artfulzebra said...

Thanks guys! ;oD

Becky Vigor said...

Love the canvas and bet it was fun to do. I watched a speeded up video of him doing a canvas once and it was surprisingly un-random and time-consuming. I did appreciate the thought that went into his work having seen it.

self taught artist said...

good job on the pollock! the close up is wonderful. ...thanks for stopping by and commenting on my piece! appreciate it :)