February 23, 2009

Weathered Barns

20" x 30", oil on canvas, Lydia Johnston

Another new painting, as yet untitled. This fall and early winter we spent many late afternoons out on our tandem bicycle riding through the nearby countryside. I love seeing the old weathered barns in this area. So I took a number of reference photos, and have been painting one of my favorites.

February 07, 2009

Painting Titles

It's been a while since I posted new work. In part, I don't like putting up new paintings until they have a title, and I haven't been coming up with titles for my new work.

I always feel a title is important, it gives a connection to the piece, it's something to hold onto, a bridge to the viewer. I never like it when I see artwork labeled "Untitled". In addition, I need a way to keep track mentally of my paintings. I do have a numbering system for them, but if I am referencing one, I want a named title.

"____", 20" x 30", oil on canvas, Lydia Johnston

So I am posting here one of my recent paintings, even though it is as yet, untitled. Please feel free to send in any title suggestions. Maybe someone else will come up with a good one before I do.