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“On the path of Love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter” —Rumi

Wet Paint 6

The labor of love
Free in thrall

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the same amount of interest throughout —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 10

Color squalls
Cascading baubles
Swirl about

Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 2

Breaking waves
In all directions
Splashes crash

When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 5

Spinning drifts
Flipping or plopping
Dancing drops

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 12a

At random
Plashes of action

I’m very representational some of the time, and a little all of the time. But when you’re painting out of your unconscious, figures are bound to emerge —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 1

No likeness
To true perfection

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 4a

Bubbling froths
Popping in profusion

Love is friendship set to music ―Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 8

Perspiration beads

The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating —Jackson Pollock 

Wet Paint 3

Condensing droplets
Mirror dew

Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint 9

Mopping brow
A painter’s drop cloth
Drenched with sweat

On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting —Jackson Pollock

Wet Paint poster 1

Action art
Working of artist
Wading in

No chaos, damn it! ―Jackson Pollock

On this morning of a “Blood Moon” in progress, like damn fools we present our existential creativity à la Abstract Expressionism, in tribute to the action painting of Jackson Pollock, a brush in the hand of the Master Painter.


6 Comments Post a comment
  1. This series is definitely one of my favorites so far!

    When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing


    November 8, 2022
  2. I love this post!!! It is so alive and vibrant. Great quotes from a great painter. I am so glad the blood moon inspired you. I found it an experience full of awe myself. We were very fortunate to have a clear night – not that common here in Michigan.

    Clear sky
    Blood moon

    November 9, 2022
    • Thank you, LuAnne. Awed. Yes. Literally. Standing on the moving earth, observing the backlit planet’s shadow painting the moon, feeling the motion, like being the brush.

      November 10, 2022

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