The right title for a painting can be as much a part of the creative process as the actual painting. Of course the painting has to be successful and meaningful visually, but a good title can enlarge the context, frame the meaning, or add a playful note to experiencing the artwork. When I started the group of watercolors “Migration Series,” I was influenced by new images of space coming from the Hubble Telescope. Many of the early titles came from observed scientific phenomena. As the series developed, I started to take liberties. If scientists could name nebulas, why not me? These two watercolors reflect both the serious and impish sides of imagination.
TM8075 Migration Series - On the Way to Who Knows Where 22x30 watercolor, iridescent watercolor, ink, and pencil
TM6645 Migration Series - The Hope Nebula 22x30 watercolor, ink, and pencil
TM6399 Migration Series - Passing by the Ring Nebula 22x30 watercolor
You’ll see it here first! The new portfolio page of watercolors is up and ready for viewing! The paintings are inspired, in part, by the Hubble Telescope photographs and by my own imaginings on a theme of migration (for are we not all travellers through this life?). Technically, the paintings all started out as watercolors, but most of them have some ink and pencil work as well. Do visit the page regularly, as I will be uploading additional paintings over the next few weeks. Enjoy.