I am inspired by other artists. I created “Carefree in Givenchy” which was inspired by Monet after a visit to the French Countryside. “Poppies, Poppies Everywhere” came about after a visit to Arles and St. Remy, France where Van Gogh spend a lot of time. “Red and Black on Linen” came about after looking at paintings by Jackson Pollack.
Many critics pooh pooh his work, saying that he simply threw paint on a canvas. Those who know better understand that it takes a certain amount of talent to get the finished project to mean something.
Having said that, I decided to give it a try. First, it’s not as easy as it looks. Pollack used linen canvases to do many of his paintings and I did the same. Linen canvas is very unforgiving. It requires prior planning because wherever the paint lands, it oozes into the canvas, not a lot, but enough to make a difference.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting this and I hope you enjoy it as well. Thank you, Jackson Pollack, for the inspiration!
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