Over at A Singular Creation they’re having an “Art Showdown Contest” with the theme “Geometric Shapes and Fractals”. Entries are due by March 14, 2008. You get to submit 3 images. I’ve whittled my choices down to 8. Could you help me get it down to 3? Let me know which ones you like best and which you think would be the strongest entries, if the two are different.
My esteemed cousin Deborah Chistensen Secor is a pastel artist and teacher, so I asked for her opinion. Her response, in effect, was none of the above. Here are her candidates, followed by her comments.
I don’t know what the requirements are, but the images above are far more visually exciting to me. They have shape, color, contrast, repetition, variety, strong line, delicate line. They suggest things, tell me things and intrigue me. If you can send three, send one set of these…don’t mix them up! Hey—you asked! I figure I just muddied the water. More.
The ones on the link page are safe looking, rather conservative. Interesting but not POW! Not zingy like these. If you have to use those, then I guess # 6, 3, 5. but don’t—use these. Just my humble but firm opinion!
Hope it goes well!!
So, dear reader, what do you think? Votes and commentary are much welcomed.
Let me include some of the images Betty Mackey mentioned in her comment below.