|'Listen to the Music of the Marsh' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis SOLD|
I think I'm going to like this series. I was asked how many painting will I plan to do in this series of Pawleys Island paintings. Well I printed out 24 photos so why not 24! I have a variety of things to paint from marshes to the beach to the birds and some wonderful sunsets. I think it will keep my interest.
The problem always is what to name the painting? I could spend way too much time deciding on a name. I really enjoy trying to find the perfect most meaningful name. But I usually don't have time so I settle on something not so inspired like 'Morning Marsh' or 'Afternoon Marsh'. Then I run into trouble when I am not paying attention and use the name again. How many 'Afternoon Marshes' can one artist have!
So I have an idea for naming the paintings in this series. I have two books on my shelf on the Lowcountry. I decided to flip through the book and pull out phrases or words that fit the subject I am painting. I started writing them down on a piece of scrap paper and then I realized that I would lose it. So I started a mini notebook that I can leave out on my desk.
Now when I come across some words or phrases that might make a good painting title....I'll have a handy place to write them down. It is really a lot of fun to read a paragraph written about your subject and find ways to extract and put together words that make the perfect title. This is a fun way to use your downtime yet still be productive!