As mentioned in the last blog post, inspiration comes in many forms. Friends own several donkeys & photos led to a painting of this cosy pair. But what to call it?
A painting title guides the viewer to see the subject as the artist did. Occasionally a title can offer a level detail not supplied solely by paint.
The title, Jack & Jenny
, reinforces the donkeyness of the subject – male donkeys are called Jacks & females are Jennies. The “human” names also anthropomorphize the pair, exaggerating their affection, making the image warm & appealing. So much so I finished the painting on a Monday afternoon & sold it that evening!
Some artists name their works, Untitled
. Sad. Creativity in the title adds to the visual experience of the artwork.