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How can you paint with gravity? Explore the beauty of pure, flowing hues with this abstract method of coloring paper.
Morris Louis, who was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 28, 1912, was an artist who was profoundly influenced by Abstract Expressionism. His early work has been compared to the work of Jackson Pollock, who used layered drips and pours of paint to build complex surfaces. Abstract Expressionists were interested in creating work that was nonobjective (had no recognizable subject matter). They preferred to work emotionally, and their work is usually abstract and personal.
One of the most profound influences in Morris Louis's development was his meeting with Helen Frankenthaler in New York. Frankenthaler, an Abstract Expressionist like Pollock, used diluted paints to stain her canvas. Shortly after meeting her, Louis produced 12 canvasses that showed carefully controlled spills of diluted, thin paint. This was the beginning of his trademark style.
Cover a table with recycled newspaper. Pour one capful each of several colors of Crayola® Washable Paint in separate, small paper cups. Add at least four times that much water to each paper cup. Mix with a Crayola Paint Brush.
Look closely at Morris Louis's <u>Burning Stain</u>, created in 1961. Louis began by holding his canvas up, then pouring single colors of diluted paint down the canvas, carefully controlling their motion. To try a similar technique, place a spoonful of one color of your diluted paint on the top edge of a paper that is flat on a table. Slowly lift your paper from the top, controlling the movement of the dripping paint as you lift the paper. Try to make a perfectly straight line of paint from top to bottom. Keep lifting your paper until the paint runs off the bottom, and onto the newspaper.
Repeat this process until you have created a multi-colored stripe, similar to Louis's Burning Stain. Dry.
What do you think? Is this method of painting easier or harder than representational painting? Write about your thoughts and experiences using Crayola Colored Pencils.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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