Monday, August 31, 2009

Pastel painting: "The Outcast"

I like this one too :) This was fun to do. There was so much going on in the bowl... I tried to keep it simple.

I have a hard time finding titles, even in French :). So I would appreciate any suggestions.

Pastel painting on primed board, 10" x 8"


Bob Barker said...

I like these, too. Your change to creating oranges, for example, with "imperfections" in the colouration, is a very nice feature.
Given your proliferation, with almost daily creations, I would think that an alpha-numeric system of identification would work best: eg: date created, medium (abbreviation for P for pastel, O for oil, etc.) and sequential number (as in library acquisitions). This work today might have an ID: 2009 09 01 P1 followed by several key words (oranges, bowl).
All of which is a good example of proposing the obvious. But I understand the difficulty in coming up with names - taking hundreds of photographs involves a similar problem - I would not even attempt a "title" except for the very few that make it beyond my own computer to a print edition.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Your beautiful paintings deserve individual and distinct names -

How about "The Outcast", or "Quatro Laranjas"?

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Bob. I use an alpha-numeric system similar to what you suggest for my file names. I make adjustments along the way, but it's working fine so far. And you do have a similar problem with photographs. Too bad I thought we could teamed up: I paint and you find titles ;)

Is there a database of titles somewhere...? :)

Johanne Morin said...

Thanks Regina, I'll take "The Outcast".

Regina Calton Burchett said...

Cool! I'm honored!

JBA said...

This is a great painting in my opinion. I have used this painting and analyzed the work. I have used this painting as a symbol of an "outcast" in comparison to Melinda Sordino, in the novel SPEAK. I hope this is okay with you, I do not claim rights to this painting and I have included credits to you. -JBA Clayton High School Home of the Comets