Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WHAT’S IN A NAME? THAT WHICH WE CALL A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SMELL AS SWEET. ~ Wm. Shakespeare


someone got up and offered jim a seat on the bus
oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches

Does the name of a painting make a difference in its marketability and sales? Does it affect the buyer, does it create a story? These are some questions I ask myself as I think about putting work on display. Today I renamed all the pieces in my portraits of ageism collection. In thinking about the new labels, I wanted to create a bit of interest in the story behind the person. Originally they just had the person's real name, but now I think they convey a sense of continuity with the movie, CUT BACK: facing ageism.

I have been trying to show this body of work but I think I have to really find the right niche market for them. Would a community college show them as part of an awareness campaign? Would an assisted living facility be interested? Would corporations, or ageism advocates find them appropriate for display?


the world isn't ready for tina
oil on canvas, 6 x 6 inches

Above are some samples of the new titles. But I just can't help wondering if Juliet was right.

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