Channeling Pollock

Jackson Pollock’s life represented the anguish an artist endures as he breaks through his own boundaries to reveal his true creative voice.  I made this painting in the image of Pollock’s signature style because I wanted to feel his process and honor his accomplishment.  (I transgressed by stretching the canvas before applying paint – Pollock dripped onto un-stretched canvas.)  Nevertheless, it was an exhilarating experience – this thing is heavy with paint!

Acrylic on canvas, 3' x 4'

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The Eyes Have It

This is a detail of a piece I have in progress.  I love it when things come together…

Splash Portrait Detail - actual size 3' x 4'

I recently realized that I am extremely influenced by Jackson Pollock and maybe Da Vinci.  Add to that the edgy-lined cartoon images of the late 50’s and early 60’s.  Love that stuff!