Tomorrow is the Final Friday gallery crawl in my town, so I’ve been getting some new work ready to show. I have five new pieces that I’m really excited about. But I’m stumped on titles.
I did a quick internet search, and found this great blog post by Lisa Pressman about naming artwork. And of course, the ArtBiz blog has all kinds of information, such as why you should name your artwork, and just about any other info an artist might want.
Want to help me brainstorm some awesome titles? All of these pieces are 12″ x 12″. Three are canvas, and two are plywood.
I think I’ll call this “Richard’s Poppies” because the photo was taken at an old boyfriend’s place, and his name is, well, Richard. I love this photo and have fond memories of his place out in the country. Oh, maybe I should call it “Fond Memories.”
For this one, I’m thinking of “summer Days” or “Lazy Days” but neither of those are really grabbing me. It was taken in Vinland, KS with my holga camera.
I’ve gotten a few suggestions on this already: blooms or dated blooms. Which made me think of “Nostalgic Blooms”. But, I’m still thinking. This one is on plywood.
This is a photo I took in a cemetery, but I don’t want it to be associated with death. I’m thinking about “Prayer to the Universe.” It’s also on plywood.
I took this photo walking the alleys in my neighborhood. This was in someone’s backyard! It’s a little windmill and gas pump. So I’m thinking of calling it “Backyard Windmill” but I’m open to something better.
So there you have it. After Final Friday, and after I have decided on their titles, I’ll get them in my online shop. I haven’t put any of my original artwork up for sale there yet, but I’m hoping to next week!
I’d love to hear your ideas on some catchy, thought-provoking titles. Thanks for you help!