Sunday, August 29, 2010

Painting (and smoking) like Pollock

On Saturday, August 21, 2010, Getaways for Women creator and Jafagirl ("Just Another Flippin' Artist") Nancy Mellon (in blue t-shirt) hosted a "Paint Like Pollock" workshop as part of her "Getaways for Women: Wild Women Event."

Participants Lori Tuttle, Susan Gartner, Thasia Herbert, Judy Rizzo, Jeannene and Daria Schaffnit met at Brother Bear's Coffeehouse to watch a short video on the life of American painter and abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock. They then gathered under the carport next to "would you, could you" In A Frame to experiment with various Pollock-inspired techniques including flinging, dripping, pouring and spattering. Jafagirl and PLP assistant Corrine Bayraktaroglu chronicled the event and kept participants in the mood with candy cigarettes from Sugar Cubes.

For more information about Nancy Mellon's Getaways for Women and upcoming events, visit

photos by Susan Gartner -- August 21, 2010
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- August 24, 2010