"Memories Begin to Fade"
15" x 11"
Watercolor and Gouache on 140 Hot Press Paper
I'm thinking about gouache today and about preparing for my second workshop with Donna Zagotta. This was painted in another of my favorite painter's workshop, Carla O'Connor. Carla uses gouache. Donna prefers watercolor mixed with Winsor and Newton Designers Permanent White Gouache. I don't know what I prefer yet but like the ability to rework passages that need a little improvement and it's difficult to do with straight watercolor. These two ladies are close to the top of my favorite figurative painters list.
I get the Robert Genn's newsletters and he'll probably call my sentimental title "barfy". This week he was discussing "changing titles". His quote and my comment on his web site:
Genn's quote "Sentimental titles are the last bastion of scoundrels, and can add significant barf to an already barfy work."
My comment: "I forwarded this article to my painting friends and said ouch..he's talking to me but after emailing back and forth I've decided I like my barfy titles 'cause I get a lot of them listening to country music and I bet you think country music is pretty barfy too. I liked your other comments on titles as they always give one pause. The next time I title something like "I Can't Let Go" I'll think of your disapproval."
Do you think coming up with a title is hard? Is it easier to say Untitled #1, #2, etc? I know I do that with some of my Lylas paintings..just 1, 2, 3. I sorta like "barfy" titles then I'm a big country western music fan and the songs can get pretty sentimental.
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