My process for naming my paintings continues to grow and be refined. In the beginning I put the art work up and John and I sipped on a glass of wine while I talked about what I was thinking, my intention, and the feelings that painting evoked in me. Then we started a list of words that might work....we continued...drinking and talking until the "right" word struck me as "the one." There have been times I had a name in mind and created the painting to fit the name. I have found it more rewarding to create the feel I want and then find the name.
Radiance was created to soothe my feelings of loss over two paintings I sold that I really would still like to have. I have found that it takes some time to let go of my paintings and if I don't take that time I suffer. I used Gratitude's design, colors, and feeling to create Radiance, and I feel I got closer to what I was wanting with this one. So, I am grateful that I sold Gratitude because it forced me to make a replacement that I love even more!
Radiance..glowing, brilliant..diffusing splendor, glory, and expressive of joy, pleasure, love, confidence, and happiness. Using my 15 pound dictionary is also a part of the process.
The names I place on my paintings are important to me. I have even had to go back and rename a few because the names weren't "right."...perhaps the wine??? Currently, I have been working on the naming by myself in the early morning....no vino!!!