The painting that I know best is Pollock's Blue Poles - probably because the National Gallery of Australia bought it (amid much scandal as it was the highest price ever paid for a modern painting at the time).
This technique is just perfect for kids to have a lot of fun! This is how we did it:
1. While Yashar was busy playing, my neice and I picked out the colours and mixed the paints. It was great to have an older child (my neice is 12) for this part - we chose colours to reflect our mood on a cool and rainy Summer day. We put the paints in small containers and bottles - so that it wouldn't be a huge mess if Yashar got carried away! We added a little water to ours to make them more 'drippable' (although we probably added a little too much - you want it drippable without then running all over the place)
2. We also cut some thick paper (canvas would also be great) and put them on the floor on plenty of newspaper.
3. Then the fun part! We dropped and flicked and poured the paint on! Yashar loved it! And my neice took a more thoughtful approach - which I think Pollock would have approved of - he denied that his paintings were 'accidents' and said he usually had an idea of how he wanted his paintings to look.
4. We left the paintings to dry overnight. Yashar and I were so excited about how they turned out!
Pollock Krasner House and Study Centre
The National Gallery of Australia
Jackson Pollock (MoMA Artist Series)
The movie Pollock (with Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock). I found this movie so interesting - definitely not one for watching with young kids though!