Jackson Pollock Style Drip Action Technique Paintings

Jackson Pollock Drip Style Paintings

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Above is a photo of two small Jackson Pollock style paintings I am working on. In the future I plan to edit this post and add more details. I used tar gel and liquid acrylics and sometimes sprinkled glitter on top of it. The background is a piece of music themed scrapbook paper. Eventually I want to add some imitation gold leaf and the 3″ (7.62cm) wood cutout of the thirty-second note (or demisemiquaver in the British Isles) or treble clef etc. About every day or every other day I enjoy going to this area and sort of throwing the tar gel on these primed and sealed canvas panels. It is just one color a day or every other day to let the paint/tar gel dry. These are not large, only 8″ x 8″ (20.32cm x 20.32cm) birch cradled canvas panels.  

Place du Carrousel Diamond Painting

Camille Pissarro Place du Carrousel, Paris, 1900

About the Place du Carrousel

The Place du Carrousel is the former location of Tuileries Palace. This location has significance and history pertaining to the French Revolution and the overthrow of the monarchy. In 1789 a mob forced the royal family to move from Versailles to Tuileries Palace. In 1792 Tuileries Palace was invaded by mainly working-class people and a guillotine was erected in the Place du Carrousel and King Louis XVI was put on trial. King Louis XVI was executed most prominently for high treason on January 21, 1793 at the Place de la Révolution or the Place de la Concorde which is between the Seine and Tuileries Garden. In 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte moved into Tuileries Palace.

Tuileries Palace was later burned, and it is unclear to me exactly who burned it and why and it may officially be a mystery. Currently, the Place du Carrousel includes the glass pyramid in front of the Louvre Museum. The provenance explains the painting was confiscated during WWII and eventually restituted. This painting is a view from a hotel room Pissarro rented on the rue de Rivoli. In his older age an eye infection often would not allow him to paint outside. He was either 69 or 70 years old when he painted this. Pissarro's 1897 "Boulevard Monmartre, Spring Morning" sold for over $32 million (19.9 million pounds) in 2014. The most expensive price paid for a Pissarro painting (as of 2022).

Impressionist paintings often represent progress and focusing on the present moment. It was a novel style as the norm at the time was painting heroic moments of the past and staged scenes and religious themes and portraits and using invisible brushstrokes with little texture to make the paintings look realistic etc. Painting subjects were more idealized and romanticized. Impressionist painters focused on the present and painted everyday 'mundane' scenes and people and used visible brushstrokes etc.

Place du Carrousel, Paris 1900 Camille Pissarro nga.gov restituted

Place du Carrousel, Paris, 1900, Camille Pissarro 

Public domain, open access, digital image released by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.52199.html


YouTube video ‘What happended to Louis XVI? A swift public execution’ Origins OSU channel, uploaded January 29, 2019, accessed August 13, 2021

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, April 29). Place du Carrousel. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:43, August 13, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Place_du_Carrousel&oldid=1020562892 

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, August 5). Execution of Louis XVI. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:42, August 13, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Execution_of_Louis_XVI&oldid=1037272221

Lewis, Robert. “Place de la Concorde”. Encyclopedia Britannica, 7 Dec. 2017, https://www.britannica.com/place/Place-de-la-Concorde. Accessed 13 August 2021. 

Various lectures from wondrium.com, the great courses, Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon, Dr. Suzanne M. Desan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison



Completed 2017-2021

Pictures of some of my completed craft projects from 2017-2021. This used to be a page that was periodically updated.  This is not all of my artwork and craft projects. There are also quite a few projects from several years ago that I still have not finished.  There are some additional details on my craft projects published under older posts you can find using the search box of this site.


2021 Completed Artwork & Craft Projects

2018 - 2020 Completed Craft Projects

2017 Completed Craft Projects

Texture Paintings January 2021

Texture PaintingsTexture Paintings

Above are pictures of three texture paintings I completed this month.  I listed the supplies I used below. I added lots of glitter to all three of these and both of the swirl painting have three different colors. The geometric triangle painting is different shades of blue with the gold mica flake paint. I used the YouTube video How to make a Wall Decor DIY /Demo/ Decorative Texture Pannel/ on Canvas by Julia Kotenko https://youtu.be/3QVwvGkt7Bs as a tutorial and inspiration for this. I added glitter probably at every coat and layer and process for each painting.

General Supplies

  • 8×10 stretched canvas
    • 20 cm x 25 cm or 20.32 cm x 25.4 cmModeling Paste 8x10 Canvas and Palette Knife
  • 8″x10″ gallery frame
    • 20 cm x 25 cm or 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
    • used the Ambiance (TM) 1.5″ depth gallery frame in black from jerrysartarama.com
  • palette knives, paint brushes, non-favorite paint brush for the varnish etc.
  • assorted glitter in gold, pink, extra fine crystal diamond etc.
  • adhesive for gluing the ribbons on the back where I signed my pen name and added the year completed
    • used Yes! Paste
    • used a permanent Sharpie (R) marker for signing my name
  • A craft sponge for adding the gold paint on top of the blue or the sliver on top of the pink or rose gold swirl paintings
    • I should have used a sea sponge because they are all unique and have different textures
  • Modeling/Molding/Texture Paste

Blue Swirl Supplies

  • blue-gold paint was used as the first layer or base coat after the texture paste driedUnpainted Texture Paintings
  • put gold paint with a sponge on top of the blue-gold paint maybe it was the iridescent gold color, I can’t remember
  • I mixed the blue-gold paint (opal magic art alchemy brand) with black paint for the final brushes on the top
  • Gloss Medium & Varnish

Rose Gold Supplies

  • Rose Gold Metallic Paint, Acrylic, DecoArt (R), probably got this from createforless.com
    • used as the base coat or first layer of paint after the texture paste dried
  • silver paint was sponged on top of the rose gold paint
  • I mixed the rose gold paint with silver and black paint for the final brushes on the top
  • Diamond Glaze (Judi Kins Dimensional Adhesive (TM))
    • used as a final varnish

Blue Triangles Geometric Painting Supplies

  • different shades of blue for the triangles
    • Cerulean Blue Hue, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue
    • Blue-gold paint (opal magic art alchemy brand)
  • Blue Gold Swirl Texture Painting With Modeling PasteGold Mica Flake (Large) Paint (Golden Acrylics (TM) for the lines separating the triangles)
    • This painting did not fit in a gallery frame due to the gold mica flake acrylic paint I put on the side of it. You can see the pile of gold flake at the bottom of the photo I took off to try to fit it into the frame, but it did not work. Maybe a floater frame for this painting if I decide to frame it. I actually added copper acrylic metallic paint to the side of this after I varnished it and took off some of gold mica flake paint. Going forward I plan not to add texture to the sides of paintings. I used black paint and iridescent gold (golden acrylics brand) on the sides
  • Copper metallic liquid metals acrylic paint
  • Diamond Glaze (Judi Kins Dimensional Adhesive (TM))
    • I added this on last as a varnish and sprinkled glitter on top
    • I added glitter probably at every coat and layer and process

For the paints and supplies I just used multiple brands (Liquitex, Memory, Amersterdam, Artist’s Loft, Sargent Art etc.). I am not really sure what the best brand is or if it makes a difference or that great of a difference.