Thursday, 11 March 2010

A new painting.



                            Untitled 16" x 16" mixed media

Usually when I start a new painting I have a title in mind or at the very least I have settled on one before the painting is finished.  In this case I had a firm idea of the colours and layout of the work but I still have not settled on a title so I will have to resort to ‘Untitled” for the time being.

Following the recent blog from the Katherine A. Cartwright Studio and the subsequent long discussion of the subject in the comments I am left feeling rather guilty.  Perhaps I will add a title when inspiration strikes.

18 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

well, untitled is a title! the texture in this piece just sings to me...
and thanks for the link!

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi Ian,
Whew, just back from Katherine's blog... what a lot of talk!
I really like this piece titled or untitled. : )

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Greeting Ian,

Seeing that the two major areas of the painting are in the opposite direction, I cannot help but think about land mass, considering all the earthquakes and major plate shifts throughout the earth occurring these last two months.

As for the colouration of the warm grey, I have to say that I like the variety of tones.

warmest regards,
Egmont

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Hi Ian:

Some of my favorite colors, great textures and I love the composition. I shared your painting and blog post on my facebook page. I seem to be tapped into a lot of very contemporary painters on facebook - right up the same alley so to speak!

patty a. said...

Titled or untitled I like this piece. I especially like the texture.

Mirjam said...

Maybe it doesn't need or want a title. You might number it (Rothko gave no title to his work :) )

neva gagliano said...

i vote for untitled: always lets my mind go where it wants to when viewing...nice!

layers said...

I just went over and read through Katherine's blog post on titles-- a very interesting topic -- with many opinions. I like your painting very much-- the colors remind me of the lingam rocks from India-- with the tan and red oxide colors-- love the minimal feel and textures add depth.
I may have suggested this before-- try brainstorming words-- like color words or texture words or even minimal words-- and a title will probably pop out-- as you probe deeper you will find that you have a reason why you painted this painting in such a minimal textured way-- you are drawn to this style for a reason.

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

I thoroughly enjoy your delicate lines and texture. I like the contrast of the dark smooth area with the textured earthy tones. Mesmerizing!

Linda Germain said...

love the underlying texture

merci33 said...

Hi Ian...your painting continues to speak to me and I enjoyed reading the post by katherine...I have often found that if I sit with a painting, quietly as if with a dear friend, the sound of what it is called rises up and surprises me...I like that process a lot.
Thanks for stopping over and learning that there are such things as "singing bowls"...here is a youtube link of my friend Kathleen Calby playing her collection of crystal bowls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dd635nAOBI

JRonson said...

its not easy to do abstact or minimalism works, but u do it very well :) this one is beautiful !

Gregory Bullock said...

Very fine work!

ArtPropelled said...

I've enjoyed the conversation in your comments. (Still to see Katherine's post). Titled or untitled, I like this piece. Donna's suggestion appeals to me too.

Sophie Munns said...

Its indeed lovely to visit your blog Ian - the combination of imput form Egmont and your content is truly a delight to behold!
Sophie

Gregory Bullock said...

Exquisite composition

Klaudia J said...

very nice blog
KLaudia

JRonson said...

Oh i'm a huge fan of minimalist and abstract work and this one catchs me, great work :)

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