• Gamble's Oak Branches Colorado by Jay Goodrich

    The branches and leaves of a Gamble's Oak in spring highlight and abstract reference to Jackson Pollock.

Triple Shot Lowfat Pollock to Go Please.

I love abstract painters. Jackson Pollock is probably my favorite. His use of household paints which he poured all over his canvases was completely out of the ordinary for his time.

“When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It is only after a sort of ‘get acquainted’ period that I see what I have been about. I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. 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.”

To see his paintings up close is truly an amazing experience. There is actually a depth to them that photos alone can never highlight. When I was out shooting this day in Colorado, this unfolding scene reminded of his work. It still might be a little too literal, but I love it anyway.