Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Cherries!



Can I just call upon my readers to help me with titles here? I have to say that rarely does a clever title come to me. I usually use names like Edward Hopper that literally describes the scene: "People in the Sun", "Sun in an Empty Room." Maybe I should start naming things like James McNeill Whistler, based on music but still just descriptive: "Symphony in White," Arrangement in Flesh Colour and Black," and most famously, his portrait of his mother "Arrangement in Grey and Black." I guess "Arrangement in White, Red and Blue" would suit this piece just fine, but I feel like I'd be treading on Whistler's toes.. So again, I call upon you nice people to help me with titles for these two pieces!

& the usual disclaimer: These photos are just terrible. Red just does not like to photograph well (it likes to flatten), plus since I've gotten back from Alaska my camera has taken mostly blur. :-( I may try again outside to see if it is better, but I like how my blog photos remind me of why I pay a photographer to shoot my work. My photographer, Mark Corliss, is a saint if you ask me!
You may be noticing that I've been working pretty hard since I got back from Alaska. Well, I think the trip has rejuvinated me, so expect to keep on seeing more and more work from me!
Tommorrow is the big sidewalk chalk painting day! If you're in Keene I'll be the one covered in pastel dust kneeling on the sidewalk creating artwork that will be washed off in the rain much too soon! See my last post if you don't know what I'm talking about. The time of the demonstrations for Art Walk is from 9-2 but I'm not sure what time I'll be getting there yet. It largely depends on what time I can get a babysitter!



7 comments:

Meg said...

Hmm... Flamboyant Fruit? Red Reflections?

They're both beautiful!

Katherine said...

See if you get any ideas from quotations about cherries
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/cherry.html

Kate said...

plop goes the cherry?

Wrienn said...

Cherish?
Your pictures are great.

Nicole Caulfield said...

Hmmmmm I'd better think aout this for a while! ;-)

Mike said...

Just an idea, but many scriptwriters and novelists take titles from shakespeare -- very often a noun + adjective or exhortation: Outrageous Fortune, Leave her to Heaven, The Undiscovered Country, etc.

So you could scan something like the sonnets or Shakspeare's plays and find something that feels right.

Here, i'd go with "Summer's Lease" maybe? From:

"Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date: "

Nicole Caulfield said...

I love that idea Mike!