Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday check in...

"Untitled" again, open to suggestions 22'"x23" original watercolor ~not for sale at this moment!


This painting is up on the ledge that I talked about yesterday. Linda loves this one, now she did not actually say she loves it. More like; that turned out well, I may consider printing it in fall. I interpret it to mean she loves it!


I want to discuss titling paintings. I don't often care what a painting is called. When I do care, Linda claims my titles do not make any sense and I say I am willing to stand there and explain it to anyone willing to listen. For instance I once had this painting of a bow legged cowboy, its been a while so I am trying to remember, but I think his thumbs were in his belt loops but I may not have had it drawn perfectly and it was a bit different. For fun, I wanted to title it "Fixin himself"... my friends loved the title but it did not go over well with my manager. While it was not printed on the title card, I made sure I told anyone who looked at it what the real title was! I personally think my title sold the painting! My other problem is my titles are too long to print on the little 1"x 3" title cards we use. Sometimes while I am painting, a title just comes to me and I will stand my ground. Otherwise we ask friends and family for suggestions, and I have often asked for suggestions on my blog. Most suggestions are carefully weighed and said out loud to get a feel for it... it is mulled around in Linda's head and the proper name is decided. So when you look at a painting and read the title if you understand it, Linda probably named it. If you have to ask what it means... its definitely my title!


TRACK UPDATE... First scrimmage tonight; both my boys and girls won! I coach JrHi Warwick track, boys and girl sprinters, I personally have nearly 50 kids to train. I love every moment of it!

4 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

"Made in the Shade" instantly comes to mind, Andy. This is a beauty and I find myself wishing I was sitting on this patio enjoying the shade myself.

Joan said...

How about "Just a splash"?

Lela Stankovic said...

Very nice & fresh composition Andy.
I laughed when I read your little discussion on 'titles'.

taio said...

superb