Ask and ye shall receive! The names poured in from you. Thank you.
All of them had warmth, energy and bounce to them. One person came up with a title I’ve used before. How uncanny is that?
I gave the paintings their official titles today. A christening and now they can be on this website speaking up and standing out. To have a name says, “I matter.”
To this day, I don’t understand why people abbreviate or use a nick name. I guess you can dislike your name and change it. When I was a kid I demanded that people call me by my full name. It wasn’t Fran or Franny. If they called me that I wouldn’t answer. Sometimes my father would call me by my sister’s name and I wouldn’t answer that either. It really bothered me. My full name gave me strength.
Now I’m beginning to wonder why I title my paintings as phrases or imagery. Why don’t I name them Margaret, Ivan or Teresinha? Perhaps next series I’ll name my paintings first and then paint into them. To begin from a position of presence.
Well, the titles are done. Here they are.
- Summer Riff
- Sunny Side of the Street
- Layer Cake
You can visit them on my New Work page and see how it turned out.