Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Thing #282--Dribble Or Drip?

Jackson Pollock was a painter who was part of the Abstract Expressionist movement. He is noted for, among other things, creating paintings by dripping paint onto a canvas laid on the floor. Today I created a work in the style of Jackson Pollock.

I'm not very artistic, but with some help from The Internet I was able to create this picture at the Website Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas. The process was very easy and very addicting. There were absolutely NO directions given for the site, but I quickly learned the simple procedures:
  • Move the mouse slowly to leave large drops of color

  • Quick mouse movement will splatter or leave thin lines

  • Left click mouse to change color

  • Refresh button on browser to get a new screen

  • CtrlT to "sign" picture
I didn't try it, but I suppose just like any Web page, you could create a hard copy by right-clicking on your creation and selecting Print. I experimented with using mine for my desktop wallpaper; it was waaay too busy!


  1. That was fun! You're right, it is addicting.

  2. Sounds like you had fun, the colours definitely go together well...