|'A Meadow Story' 12x12 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
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Having generic titles works...usually. The other day I had a dilemma. I was asked directly about the location of a certain painting. They wanted to know where in the world that particular landscape was. I had to pause before I answered. What if I told them where it was and they were hoping it was somewhere else? Maybe they didn't care and were just curious but the wrong answer might cause me to lose a sale. On the other hand I have had sales because the place name was in the title! How should we answer the location question?
|This painting has the place name Nantucket in the title. Is it more desirable?|
Today's painting is titled 'A Meadow Story'. It happens to be in Taos, New Mexico but it was summer and I took liberties with the colors. It could be a meadow with distant mountains anywhere. It is about the flowers in the meadow and not a particular location.
I'd love to have a discussion about this dilemma. Do you include place names in the titles of your paintings? How do you answer the 'Location Question'? Share in the comments below!