I am often asked how to title your artwork. I respond, “A title ideally is a bridge between the artist and the viewer. How did it make you feeling, or what memory drove you to create it? Sometimes it is as simple as labeling it with the main color, place, or its subject matter.” As a textile designer we labeled artwork prints based on themes such as U.S. states, boys, girls names and more.
Today, I enjoy adding titles based on my memories for my snowscapes. As for my cityscapes themes they are based on color subject and sometimes location. These below pieces are titled after memories of Groundhog Day, which seemed like a serious event growing up in western New York. I’m sure my parents were rooting for more winter sun, while my siblings and I cheered for six more weeks. Regardless, this charming holiday still holds a special place in my heart.
Also, creating new memories can help when trying to title your artwork. This Groundhog Day my son and I watched the live feed at 6:25am of the furry meteorologist on YouTube. It looks like we will see an early spring according to Punxsutawney Phil. Afterwards, my husband said, “Early spring or six more weeks really does not matter for Minnesota!” I’m glad we can relate to the same snow line of Northern America. Meanwhile, here in the south today it is foggy (next series) and our daffodils are blooming. It always seems reversed how the winter sun shinning means less winter.
Good luck brainstorming themes and titles for your artwork.
2019 Groundhog Day: LIVE FEED