The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life

Monday, 28 April 2014

Choosing a title for your Painting...

I had fun titling my mini fruit series!

First, we had the lemon, which I named 'Not an Apple'... then we had the apple, which I named, 'Not a Banana'... and here we have...

'Not a Vauxhall Cavalier!'

Well, after all it isn't a Vauxhall Cavalier, is it??  
  1. Does it have a steering wheel? No! 
  2. Does it go from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds? ... Hmm...well that depends on how hungry I am I suppose...
Hehehe ;0)

Anyway, collectively I have named them...

'Traffic Lights'


And why the bonkers titles? 
Well, I'll be sharing my views on titles in the first of my Quarterly Newsletters, which comes out on the 1st of May. So don't forget to sign up if you haven't already! 
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34 comments:

  1. Nice choice to name the three fruits "Traffic light"! Arianna

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  2. I truly enjoy creative title and those that make the viewer stop and think for a moment. And I love the series - Traffic Lights!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! Glad you like them! :0)

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  3. These fruits are gloriously delicate. Your soft edges are are amazing!

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    1. Thank you Susan! I always think that when I look at your own work! :0)

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  4. You are hilarious, love the traffic lights. I always have trouble with titles so I'm looking forward to your newsletter. Will it be called "not a No. 9 Bus" or is the crazy reserved for painting titles???
    Von

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    1. Hi Tito
      It's funny, I love choosing a title for my paintings! I find it fun!
      Thanks so much - I am glad you like my traffic lights! :0)

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  5. Hi Sandra, find a title for my painting is always difficult, it will be interesting reading your views on title. Anyway "Traffic Lights" (green, yellow and red) is a "super" title for your last beautiful works. Ciao!

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    1. Hi Tito
      It's funny, I love choosing a title for my paintings! I find it fun!
      Thanks so much - I am glad you like my traffic lights! :0)

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  6. Sandra, Wow! They look so classic. Beautiful detail. What a lovely series!

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    1. Thanks so much Kim!
      I'm looking forward to getting my teeth in to something bigger soon :0)

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  7. Sandra, these are SUPERB!!! They absolutely glow from within. And you - you have a wonderfully warped sense of humor! I love the titles for this trio. Can hardly wait for the newsletter to find out "why"!
    Kathryn XX

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    1. Thanks Kathryn
      Well, I should plop in to your inbox tomorrow! :0)

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  8. What incredible paintings these are!!!!! BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!! and a great title! a very clever post!

    and thank you for thinking of me, your support and kind words are so helpful!

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    1. Very glad to see you back again Suz!
      Thank you for the lovely comment :0)

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  9. Quel réalisme! C'est merveilleux...
    Bravo, chère Sandra :)

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour vos aimables paroles Olivier: 0)

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  10. Love the "traffic lights", it made me smile. I haven't really named my paintings so far, but I guess that if I want to take my painting to the next step, I'll have start to think about titles too. At the moment, I'm happy to just draw away for myself, though. And how exciting about your give away! I think I've done most of it already, but I'll have a proper look through everything again before I leave my comment, to make sure to have as many chances as possible :)

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    1. Thanks so much Kay! So glad you are joining in too!
      Good luck!!!

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  11. :D great traffic light trio sandra !

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  12. Brilliant. And the three of them together make a collector's delight.

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  13. Traffic lights.... :) I admire people who make up such wonderful titles for their paintings. :)

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    1. Thanks Judy!
      I have always enjoyed writing - maybe that's why I like choosing creative titles...? :0)

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  14. Naming an artwork is a bit of a gift and these are perfectly named... You had me giggling as I admired your amazing work...xx

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    1. I'm glad it gave you a giggle Tracey!
      I must admit to chuckling myself when choosing the name for the pear...
      Well, somehow 'Not an Orange' would have been too obvious following the last two, lol! ;0)

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  15. These three together makes the perfect piece, Sandra! You did a beautiful job...!!!! Looking forward to your newsletter!!

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda!
      Well, you should have just received it :0)
      So now I just have to hope that it worked, everyone got it in their inbox and not their spam box and that it looks the same on the receiving end as it does mine! :0)

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  16. I love quirky titles-some pieces practically name themselves but others have me wrackibg my brain for something original or thought provoking. I love the collective title for the 3 pieces-very clever & your pear is divine!

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    1. Thanks Nic!
      Yes, I get that sometimes, where a title comes to me straight away. But when it doesn't I enjoy thinking them up! :0)

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  17. Why the bonkers titles... hmm will you defriend me if I tell you what I think?

    Great paintings

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    1. Haha! Clearly it's because you think I am a bonkers person then!
      Well, you're not alone, lol! :0)

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