Title Your Paintings
There must be a fad afoot where artists don't title their paintings - say what? No title? Putting a title on a painting is the easiest part of the painting process. I've heard about elaborate processes and all kinds of weirdness that only artsy people could come up with. I don't use any elaborate process, I just use the first thing that pops into my head - bam, done.
Artists tend to complicate everything, so please keep this light and easy. Don't cop out by not titling your work. How are you going to keep track of your inventory if nothing has a title? Untitled 1, Untitled 2, etc. you say? Come on now, you can do better than that. I thought artists are a creative bunch. Are you telling me you can use all of your creativity to make a beautiful painting, but can't us that same creativity to come up with a title?
Collectors or customers lots of times like to know the title, or get a laugh out of my titles. This helps forge a connection with the customer, which helps with your sales. I always laugh at Wolf Kahn's painting titles because they are so generic - but they work; House in Woods; Purple Barn at Sunset, etc. You get the idea.
Don't be a fad follower. Do what millions of artists have done for centuries: title your paintings.
If you'd like to learn to more about abstract painting, then please join me for a painting workshop: (You can view a list of 2018 and 2019 workshops HERE)
- August 23-25 Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, MI. For more information and registration Click Here.
- September 6-8 Live Your Art Studio, Carlsbad, CA. For more information and registration Click Here.
- September 10-12 Merced Art Center, Merced, CA. To register contact Bo Petty 209-388-1090.
- September 21-23 New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels, TX. For more information and registration Click Here.
- October 11-13 Binders Art, Atlanta, GA. For more information and registration Click Here.
- October 19-21 Eastern Shore Art Center, Fairhope, AL. For more information and registration Click Here.
- October 25-27 Painting Miles, Raleigh, NC. For more information and registration Click Here.
- November 10-11 Art of the Carolinas, Raleigh, NC. For more information and registration Click Here.
- November 14-16 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. For information and registration Click Here.
As always, thanks so much for your support!
P.S. If you you'd like to learn how to paint abstracts in the comfort of your home or studio, Abstract Painting Academy is my online course: