Saturday, March 14, 2009

Oil on Masonite

I already have an oil on canvas titled, "Pulling Up". What to call this quick, small oil on board?

thoroughbred art"Strong Effort" oil on panel, 14"x11".

Do any other artists face this challenge of naming their paintings?

This piece is loosely rendered on a small piece of Masonite with multiple coats of gesso. Smooth and free-flowing as opposed to the heavily textured canvas I prefer. I wanted to repeat the pop of the yellow cap but couldn't decide on an appropriate spot. It's a bit of a distraction from the chestnut horse but at least it draws the eye back and forth. I probably should have made the saddle towel yellow (#4) to create balance, but I didn't. Therefore, I'll deliberate over this one, possibly changing it if it bugs me enough.

"What a horrible thing yellow is." - Edgar Degas


Anonymous said...

The painting looks like it should be named "Galloping Out" to me.

Impressive work!

Sharon Crute said...

Yup, that's what hubby suggested. I thought that title sounded more like they were pulling up from a work.

Oh poop, shoulda.

Thanks for visiting!

Newt said...

"Mine" That's what I'd call it, Sharon.

Jacquelyn Modesitt Schindehette said...

I like to think all artists have a hard time naming their paintings, because I certainly do. Professional, working artists produce a lot of paintings and are bound to run dry on creative titles. Then, of course, there comes the magic of a painting that yells it's title at you...sadly, for me, this does not happen all that often.

Unknown said...

i always have problems with yellow!
I love the loosness of this one...ever been really loose ?

Sharon Crute said...

Loose? I've been known to be loose, Andrea, and then some!

I create two types of paintings. One for marketability (quick sales) and then there's the real "art" that's harder to sell. The museums love to show that stuff but I'd rather have the $$$. Good for the resume, I guess.