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- Lorraine S.,
Montreal,
QC

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What’s in a Name? - August 2016

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.

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Jack & Jenny

16 x 8" / 41 x 20 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Cow in a Cool Crib

11 x 14" / 28 x 36 cm
Acrylic on Canvas
$175

Got Milk!

11 x 14" / 28 x 36 cm
Acrylic on Canvas

Ham 'n Eggs

16 x 20" / 41 x 51 cm
Acrylic on Board

E_I_E_I_O

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Acrylic on Board

John Deer / Jane Doe

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Mixed Media on Board

Love Letter II: Truth

16 x 16" / 41 x 41 cm
Mixed media on canvas
$350

For Some Things There Is No Explanation

12 x 24" / 30 x 61 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Bower

20 x 28" / 51 x 71 cm
Acrylic on canvas

Grande Dame

28 x 22" / 71 x 56 cm
Acrylic on canvas

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