The Art of the drip.

Dripping and splattering paint are staples of “Action painting”, and are today largely attributed to Jackson Pollock as a style. Dripping and splattering are also techniques that can be combined with other styles of painting to create effect and to provide detail. I generally use them sparingly and purposefully. Here are a few examples:


Roses and a teardrop for Las Ramblas, 15×15 cm, oil on canvas, 2017. This miniature abstract painting was inspired by the terror attack upon the people at Las Ramblas in Barcelona. It depicts a rose-floral wallpaper-like background with a line/queue that is broken — interrupted by a single teardrop.


Colour therapy, 50×50 cm., oil on canvas, 2017.


Nightfall – with Winter giving way to Spring, 50×50 cm., 2017.


Y yo pienso aun en ti, oil on canvas, 100×100 cm.


“Tribute to Mars: The Great Source and Center”, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm.


“Cracking up (Craquelure)”, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.


“Tears flowing while walking through the city”, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.


Tears flowing while walking through the forest, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.


“Hope”, oil on canvas, 50×50 cm.


Soul evacuation, oil on canvas, 100x150x8 cm.


“The many faces of depression”, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm.
“Toltec Archetype”, 65×90 cm., oil on canvas, is an exploration of the shamanic/primitive roots of Jackson Pollock’s “Dripping/action painting”. The painting is both “in your face” and subdued by the jungle green splattering which — although hiding the image through the forgetfulness of Time — is not quite powerful enough to prevent the haunting Spirit of the archetype from invading our Consciousness.


Speaking of Jackson Pollock, here is a very instructive video about his painting masterpiece entitled “Mural”:

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