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Naming Your Artwork

I have know artists to toil over a name and others who put very little energy into it.I personally feel it is important to choose a fitting name for your work.Here are a few tips.


Sometimes a name jumps out to me right away and other times it takes a little while.I have even involved my social media sites like Facebook, or Instagram or Tiktok to help me come up with a great title for a painting. You would be surprised at the incredible creative supply of names you can collect from your friends and followers on Social media.Making a game out of it and or even offerening a price to the winner is a great way to also improve engagement and get to know your followers better.

Dont use a number, or be really vauge in an attempt to sound elite or pretentious."Blue #2" sounds more like an artifical dye than a great well thought out name for a piece of art.Put a little thought into the work, how it makes you feel, or what you want to express.You can use colors as names but maybe put a bit more thought into it.


Some times a name jumps out to me right away and other times it takes a little while.I have even involved my social media sites like Facebook, or Instagram or Tiktok to help me come up with a great title for a painting. You would be surprised at the incredible creative supply of names you can collect from your friends and followers on Social media.Making a game out of it and or even offerening a price to the winner is a great way to also improve engagement and get to know your followers better


Last tip, do name your paintings.Calling your painting "unnamed" seems lazy and in my opinion devalues the time and work you have put into your piece of art.I believe if you want someone else to see the worth in your artwork and creation you should not present it without a name.We name our children, our pets, even our favorite stuffed animals, we should for sure put in some effort to name something we have felt called to create and bring to life to share with others. Art is an incredible thing and sometimes the name will touch someone so specifically it will almost sell the art by itself.




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"Nirvana"Original Abstract Painting- Dani Abbott

I named this painting "Nirvana" meaning;a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place.I created this piece of art during lockdown when Covid became such a reality we were all forceed to quarantine.I wanted to create something that had more of a magical feel, like if clouds were cotton candy and everything in life was perfect. Your artwork is a unique extension of you, so name them how you want to name them.There is no perfect formula and these are just my opinions.You may have a system that rivals them all and if so,you should share with others what works for you.:) I wish you nothing but success in your work, and your search for the "perfect" name for your next masterpiece.

-Dani

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