Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Another Rose" --- Sold

"Another Rose" - What a boring name it is. I am not good at naming my paintings you can tell. I admire some of my fellow daily painters who can generate really exciting names for their work. If you have some tips, please help me out.


Pamela Nichols said...

It doesn't matter what you name your rose paintings. They are always luminous!

JudyMackeyart said...

I often have trouble coming up with names for paintings too. A friend suggesting keeping a notebook for when an inspiration for a title hits so that I can have many to choose from and yet when a painting is started (or done)the inspiration I get from it is different than all the titles I may have saved.
Beautiful rose. You do flowers so well.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Qiang, I never get tired of your rose paintings - I love to paint them, but you really nail them. This was look illuminated from within. Also, I am no help with the painting naming thing. Sometimes a name will come to me for DAILY paintings, but my big work is all named what it is (i.e. "Sakonnet Sunset" or "Vase of Roses"... so boring!)

Manuela Valenti said...

how about "Luminous Fuschia".... no matter what the title your work is always spectacular

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

You really do roses well.
How about:
Roses are Red (if it is red)
A Rose By any Other Name (smells as sweet)
Rockin'Rose (a bit Texas sounding?)

or you might find some inspiration here:

Peggy Marlow said...

Your rose is great, keep your accent, that is America, many cultures. That is what makes America so interesting. I'm a native Texan and will keep my accent. You'll keep on a-paintin
Tex. talk.
Peggy Marlow

Theresa Rankin said...

Hello Qiang....Ultimately a painting is about, well, paint and all it's qualities, so the title is often an afterthought. I love poetry and music which I always see in good paintings. I try to remember what inspired the painting in the first place and am often reminded of poetic or musical phrases. "Concert in Red", "Firefly Dance", "Reflections On A Quiet Pond", "Going Back Home", "A Symphony of Brushwork", "Lit From Within" and so on. Other times I just call it what it is. To me your work is so powerful that a title is not important at all!

Katherine Muschick Schneider said...

"Pink perfection" is the name of a variety of camellia, but it seems to suit this lovely bloom too.

Your paintings are a joy to see.

PAT MEYER -- said...

The use of the cad orange against the pinks just give it an inter glow. Perfection is the name I would give it.

Terry Daniels said...

I think I might have suggested "Bright Eyed Rose", because the glowing center of the rose reminds me of an eye somehow. :)

For me the composition and the name often come together, one springing from the other. When I don't have a name, though, I just call it what it is... This usually happens when I'm experimenting and don't know what the result will be like. For example, in one recent painting I decided to loosen up my style, and the subject happened to be a slice of lime. I ended up calling it "the lime slice". How poetic!