Monday, March 24, 2014

Working Title: "Cut Flowers and Oranges"

I always have such trouble coming up with the titles of my paintings.  I always want the painting to stand alone and not need a title to complete it.  So often with still-life the name will be the objects that are in the painting.  In this case I'm going with "Cut Flowers and Oranges" but there is a voice in my head that I may have used that title in the past.  Perhaps that is the stumbling block with representational art in general, why must we be literal when after all we are not painting things we are painting the way the "things" feel or how the things make us feel.  Perhaps I should really call this one "Happy to be Alive Painting Flowers Today".

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