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Explore Splatter Painting with a Jackson Pollock App for iOS

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Jackson Pollack App Review
Jackson Pollack App

Jackson Pollock Painting App for iOS

© S. Chastain, screen shot and icon © Miltos Manetas

In honor of Jackson Pollock's birthday (Jan. 28), I'd like to introduce you to a fun iPhone painting app. "Jackson Pollock" for iPhone and iPod touch is a simple, yet delightful app for creating art work in the style of the American Abstract Impressionist Jackson Pollock. The app does not have a lot of options--there are no tools (except for your fingers), no layers, no eraser, no undo--but its simplicity is part of its appeal.

Jackson Pollock opens to a screen of brief instructions, and that is all that you need to get started. One finger swipe, and you are in the painting options screen where you can choose to paint with random colors, or pick your own colors from five palettes: Rainbow, Fire, Organic, Cool, and Magic. Each palette contains 25 color swatches to paint with.

Note: As of May 2014, Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas is no longer available in the US iTunes App Store. It may still be offered in other countries, and it may return to the US App store at a later date. If you can't find it, here are some alternatives:

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