“It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.” ~ Jackson Pollock
At Christmas, GC received a colouring book and crayons and very soon he discovered that ‘Colouring in’ is both relaxing and therapeutic.
For me, colouring books bring to mind endless wet playtimes where numerous colouring pages would be photocopied and handed out in an attempt to keep a class of thirty children informally entertained for twenty minutes or so, when all they really wanted to do was go outside, let off steam, run around, and shout and scream.
To a child, not only is playtime the highlight of their day, they believe it’s the reason they turn up at school each morning, the activity has been eagerly anticipated since they walked through the door at 08:50 AM. “Is it playtime yet?” they ask at nine fifteen!
My own colouring therapy normally involves computer art; creating odd shapes and filling them with a medley of colour.
Many a version of a Jackson Pollock has been lovingly created on my computer; it’s not difficult; have you viewed his Yellow Islands? It’s almost as though he stood back, paint bombed the canvas, and finished off with haphazard blobs of yellow!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019. Word-prompt Adult Colouring from Weekly Prompts
Photo credit: Tate Gallery, Yellow Islands Jackson Pollock 1952