Twombly's work is bright, bold, and appears to follow a simple technique; splodging paint on paper and letting it run to the bottom!
So today, Henry and I tried to replicate this famous artist's work.
We used water colour paper as a solid base to work on. Then Henry colour washed the paper to form a colourful base on which to work.
I then provided 4 different coloured paints for him to splodge with. Using a piece of balled up kitchen roll, Henry added paint to the paper a couple of times, before returning to get more paint.
To replicate Twombly as best we could to start with, I suggested Henry use just one splodging colour.
For our last piece however, I just let him loose on all the paints, but suggested he add each colour to the paper maybe only 4-5 times before moving to the next colour.
We worked on this for about half an hour, and I think we made a pretty good attempt at creating a Twombly!