Coloring Contest

Celebrating Art


Coloring contest by Horse Hollow Press. For details, FREE pdf Horse Coloring Artwork. Deadline March 31, 2020.

Above is my entry. It’s all ages, so I wasn’t going to enter. Then, I decided why not. It’ll go up with the other entries and give people something pretty to look at.

Artist statement. As a rising senior, I wanted to see what could be done with gray. Quite a bit actually. As for the mane. Well, we all need color in our lives. Since I have the color sense of a mollusk, I used numerical steps within the GIMP program. The grays are 0 to 100, in increments of 10. The mane is the color wheel, 0 to 360, also in increments of 10. More on this in Sunday’s post.

As a side note, what is your position on artist statements? Should the work stand alone? Does context improve the experience? I’m all for the Death of the Artist as a critical theory. OTOH, I do like to yap on about myself. But I digress.

Color for the contest or just for giggles. We can all use giggles right about now.


Update [Blog V. Life, HSL Color Reference] Notes from Fri

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

3 thoughts on “Coloring Contest

  1. I was going to say that I’m torn on artist statements but I’m not really…I don’t want them for anything but abstract art (which I LOVE) and then I only really want the bare minimum for me to be pointed in the direction the artist wants me to look, after that the experience is MINE. The artist created the art then put it out into the world, where it became other people’s to experience as they see fit.
    Artist who need to control the way people see and feel their work are not very good (imho) but that’s not the same as explaining the process or motivation, those things can encourage others to have a go and the more art there is the better 🙂

  2. “Artists who need to control the way people see their work…” I’m a damn good artist, thank you very much. Judging from quilt shows, where I primarily exhibit, an artist statement is more of what the artist was thinking, where they were coming from, when the piece was done. If you don’t like artist statements, don’t read them. There. Simple. The “how it was done” is a different thing, as is the “why”. And I believe those things are part of an artists’ statement. Sometimes an artist really needs to say something about their work.
    BTW, I hate abstract.

  3. I’d have to come down on the anti-abstract side. I’m one of those intolerant philistines who stomp around museums saying ‘You call this art?!’ Fortunately, I know this about myself and act accordingly. In London, husband went to the Tate Modern; I rode on the London Eye.

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