Friday, September 25, 2009

Naming A Painting

Death of a Frog
by Artist Rita Squier

Abstract Painting
Watercolor, India Ink & Gouache
Size: 11 x 15 inches

Naming a painting is sometimes more difficult than painting the painting itself. Here is a painting I created either in or in preparation for one of the abstract watercolor classes I teach. At the time it was created and when I was preparing to show it to my students, it did not have a name. I was holding up the painting, talking about it and the techniques. I looked at the ink splotch in the middle of the painting and thought it looked like frog's legs, as though he was trying to leap through the painting but got stuck. The title just came to me ... Death of a Frog. I know a little bit morbid and so unlike me. But the title just stuck, just like the frog was stuck in the center of the painting.

This painting and more are available in my new Abstract Art section of my Etsy Shop.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

pinkglitterfae said...

Lovely work!!
I like the title, and people will be intrigued when they hear it.

Rita said...

Thanks! I agree.

Elisha said...

I love the title. I had to stop myself from laughing out loud.

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