1/4/11

Curbsides, 12x9"

Curbsides, 12x9", Pastel on sanded paper
© 2011, Brenda Boylan

Don't you just hate it when artists title their work "Untitled" or #4? A title is everything if you are going to be serious, so why not give your work some credibility? I read a great post by fellow pastelist Marla Baggetta on titling her work...read it here. She made me think more about my naming. Sometimes a title will pop out in my head even before I put pastel to paper. Other times things just don't click. I might find them in a discussion, a walk in the neighborhood, or in a song or poetry. This one has not come to me yet, but will come soon once the egg has hatched. Until then, happy painting!

Update: I finally came up with a title this morning..."Curbsides". Seems fitting.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful painting, i particularly like how you capture the sunlight against the cars.

on giving paintings titles, i used to find it fairly easy to do but then the titles became too personal and i have opted for the generic numbering system under a title which means everything to me;)

1/5/11, 1:48 AM  
Blogger Celeste Bergin said...

hey Brenda, Thanks for the link to the valuable link...I like the painting and the title!

1/5/11, 8:46 PM  
Blogger Casey Klahn said...

Very inspiring!

1/6/11, 9:13 AM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Hi rahina, Thanks for your comment. I can sympathize about the "personal" titles you give your work.
It's kind of like naming a child. It's very personal because I am trying to pull memory from the subject through words...and I'm not great at words otherwise I'd be an author. Hee hee.

Celeste, Thanks, and glad I could share that meaningful post.

Casey, thanks too!

1/6/11, 12:18 PM  
Blogger loriann signori said...

Beeeeautiful. LOVE the whole feel of this one. I also enjoyed Marla's post.

1/6/11, 5:10 PM  
Blogger Kim Vanlandingham said...

Thanks for the link about titles. Great info.

1/6/11, 8:42 PM  
Anonymous SUSAN RODEN said...

Fitting title and love the angled composition in the vertical format. Nicely rendered!.

1/10/11, 9:52 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Loriann, Kimberly, thanks! Yeah, Marla has a good thing going.
Susan, glad you like the composition and rendering. Love hearing what others see in my work. Smiles back at 'cha!

1/11/11, 2:48 PM  
Blogger Brenda Boylan said...

Loriann, Kimberly, thanks! Yeah, Marla has a good thing going.
Susan, glad you like the composition and rendering. Love hearing what others see in my work. Smiles back at 'cha!

1/11/11, 2:48 PM  

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