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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's in a Name?


Coming up with titles for your paintings can be difficult sometimes.
Hope is Rising
But it can also be kind of fun!

Sometimes I think of a name before I begin painting
  • Sometimes I think of a title for the painting as soon as I see what I want to paint or have an idea for a painting. It helps keep my brain focused on what the painting is about.This painting was inspired by a lyric from a song that I love to sing.

Keeping the Cows Out
Sometimes something comes to me when I am in the process

  • Sometimes I get an inkling of what to call the painting while working on it. I may not be certain until it's finished but a lot of my pieces get a working title  while they are works in progress.  The painting on the right came to me while I was painting the fence!

Sometimes I decide after the painting is finished
  • Sometimes I try and think about a title during  the observation and reflection stage.  I use the benefits of search
    Mum's the Word
    engines and the internet to help with ideas.
  • Poetry titles, phrases and quotes sometimes help me find the right title.
Have fun with your titles. I know that I enjoy reading the titles of other artist's paintings, so I want my viewers to enjoy mine, too.

And enjoy playing with your pastels!

Judy 

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