Final Piece Example:
Andrew R. Hutchison
Paint-by-Names Colour Chart for Set/Kit/Series
Colours to correspond to letters on the Paint-by-letters Panel
(Match letters on picture surface to letters on paint colours).
Colours based on CANTONE coloursTM Series, 2011
Cover Design for Limited Edition Collectors Kit
You Can Be A Canadian Artist Too
Designed and Created by Andrew R. Hutchison
Box size - 78cm x 105cm (31" x 37")
Images Size - 76cm x 102cm (30" x 36")
includes 4 Squirrel Hair Brushes, Artist's Palette,
x 16 100mL Handmixed Tubes
of Cantone Colours ™ Acrylic Paint
(one colour per letter in the spelling of
Artist Andrew R. Hutchison's name),
and x 2 Ready to be Painted Hand-Drawn Panels)
Self-serving Advertisement to get my name out there,
sure maybe, Fun and relaxing usually.
Anyone can be an artist, absolutely, sure thing.
Unless otherwise Stated - All Images and Colours Copyright © Andrew R. Hutchison 2000 - 2014
Andy Warhol tried Paint-by-Numbers Versions as Pop Art
-Andy Warhol's "Do It Yourself Flower" Crayon and Pencil on Paper, 1962 Copyright © Andy Warhol Foundation
Notably, though relatively unknown, is the fact Andy Warhol made five Paint by Numbers pieces where he had painted or crayoned partially filled in versions of real paint by numbers kits, (which his mother had purchased for him) which serve the challenging notions of the distinction between 'art' and 'reproductions'. By the end of the 1950s, paint by number was taking on a new life as a metaphor. It became a symbol of mechanical performance and mass culture. It was invoked to describe the kind of politics and merchandising ruled by opinion polls and market surveys. Pop art adopted paint-by-number in the early 1960s as part of its commentary on popular culture. By the early 1990s the paint-by-number phenomenon had come full circle, as the paintings themselves again became collectible. Today, paint by number continues to be decorative, maybe sometimes ironic but, arguably, always Art.