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Xueling Zou

22 Days Ago

New Painting Needs A Title

I really appreciate if you please help to name my new still life oil painting(16"x20" canvas), thanks in advance!

To me painting still-life is difficult, I easily feel bored by staring at the same subject, prefer painting outdoors for sure. Some of my old still-lives mostly painted depending on half of my imagination. One day last month, just because I could not help myself and I picked up a wild pink lily flower (not sure the name) from the fields, put it into a cup I never used. Afternoon light made the flowers appear mysterious, I was wondering how I could express that feeling, especially because my favorite Plein air hat was next to it on the chair. Ended up I thought the shadow of the cup handle was more interesting to me - my focal point, hoped it worked out well.
I had to move down to our kitchen/dining area to paint since the pandemic, because my studio is next to my husband's office and I was not used to his talking during the meetings at home all day long. Don't take it the wrong way, I think that my brain frozen when listening to all the words...Of course that was not my excuse for not painting for couple of months. Actually, I spent a lot of time doing cooking and learning how to make new dishes. It only made us gain weight unfortunately, even though I was surprised by my own dishes once in a while, which I have to thank the online demos for.

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Milija Jakic

22 Days Ago

Fathers hat, mothers flower, my chair :)

 

Iris Richardson

22 Days Ago

Secret Summer Lover

 

Val Arie

22 Days Ago

Xueling, I am not good with titles but it is a lovely painting.

 

Xueling Zou

22 Days Ago

Milija, haha, very interesting idea, thanks!

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Iris, Sounds nice, thanks!

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Val, Thank you :)!

 

Summertime Bliss.


~ Bill
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~ BillSwartwout.com

 

Alfred Ng

21 Days Ago

"Arm chair gardener".

 

Phyllis Beiser

21 Days Ago

Hats Off To Spring , A beacon Of Leisure, Call Of Summer, My Favorite Things, The Ladies Corner.... Too tired to come up with more. :)

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Bill, I like it, thanks!

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Alfred, it is cool and I like it! Does it sound too easy being a gardener? ;)

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Phyllis, thank you, like them all! Good night, maybe will come up more ideas tomorrow...;)

I stare at my painting, really have no idea for days, so glad that we have the community for help...

 

Annette Winter

21 Days Ago

Life's simple pleasures

 

Milija Jakic

21 Days Ago

Xueling, you are welcome.

On a second thought I would call this picture: Autoportrait :)

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Annette, thank you for the lovely title. Love it :)

Is there any poem I could steel from ?

 

Laurie's Intuitive

21 Days Ago

Sunday Stillness; Lillies and Leisure;

 

Robert Yaeger

21 Days Ago

The Life of Still

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Milija, sounds good, thanks again!

 

Diane Zucker

21 Days Ago

Suggestions -
Quiet Time
Time for Me
Lilies in the Afternoon
Ethereal Wild Lily

 

Milija Jakic

21 Days Ago

Xueling, you are welcome.

Third and my final sugestion for tittle would be:
Taken dangerous shadow heart cotva

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Laurie, Thanks, I like them, very hard to choose one...

 

Xueling Zou

21 Days Ago

Robert, I like "the life of still", it really about we all stay indoors, thanks!

 

Shelli Fitzpatrick

21 Days Ago

"Consider the Lilies"

Also the lilies look like the "naked lady" variety that grows in my backyard. They grow in clusters like that and have long stems with no leaves, hence the name.

Lovely painting.

 

Patty Donoghue

21 Days Ago

"Bless your heart"

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Mario Carta

21 Days Ago

A ray of sunshine.

 

Xueling Zou

9 Days Ago

Milija, haha, like your new suggestion, only it was chair, not a sofa. Thanks!

 

Milija Jakic

9 Days Ago

Xueling, thats what I said, chair, not sofa, thank you :)

 

Xueling Zou

9 Days Ago

David, thank you for your clever title suggestion, I like it :)!

 

Xueling Zou

8 Days Ago

Roger, your suggestion is wonderful, resting feeling. Thank you :)!

 

Dennis Baswell

7 Days Ago

" shared cup of joy" for a title.

 

Xueling Zou

7 Days Ago

Milija, Yes, you said chair. But I thought that sofa was softer and could be sunk.

 

Milija Jakic

7 Days Ago

Xueling, if you know to think you should name it sofa sunk :)

 

Xueling Zou

7 Days Ago

Dennis, Thank you for the suggest, I love it :)!

 

Xueling Zou

6 Days Ago

Milija, haha, hat sofa sunk :D!

 

Milija Jakic

6 Days Ago

Fat sofa sink, go for it girl!

 

Xueling Zou

6 Days Ago

Milija, Thanks! Too many great suggestions in this thread, very difficult to make a decision...



 

Milija Jakic

5 Days Ago

I wonder will we ever come out with a tittle for this gigantic painting.. :)

 

Xueling Zou

5 Days Ago

Milija, all the title suggestions are wonderful, just because I don't know how to choose one :D...

 

Tiffany Davidson

5 Days Ago

Afternoon Rest with a Cup of Flowers, Afternoon Cup of Flowers, Lily Afternoon, Afternoon Rest with a Cup of Lilies, Chillin' with Lilies, Lilies in the Sunny Afternoon

 

Kenneth Agnello

4 Days Ago

I suggest..The Mystery and Prediction of Heaven’s Still and Hell’s Awakening.

 

Kaye Menner

4 Days Ago

Living Room Floral or Relaxation

 

Xueling Zou

4 Days Ago

Tiffany, thank you for all the great suggestion, love them all :)!

 

Flyske Designs

4 Days Ago

Holiday Vacancy

 

Xueling Zou

4 Days Ago

Kenneth, wow, your suggestion sounds very big and deep, thank you for an interesting title idea :)!

 

Xueling Zou

3 Days Ago

Kaye, Thank you for the nice suggestion, appreciate it!

 

Xueling Zou

3 Days Ago

Flyske, nice suggestion, thank you :)!

 

Jennifer Pollock

3 Days Ago

The lilies you have painted there look like my surprise lilies, so I would do something like "Surprise" or "Wake Up" or "Spring Surprise", because that's when surprise lilies come up. Hope this helps.

 

Milija Jakic

2 Days Ago

People, please, hurry up, if we don't name picture soon, Xueling will need to change tittle of this thread, from: New picture needs a tittle, to: An old picture still needs a tittle :)

 

Milija Jakic

1 Day Ago

Bump

 

Xueling Zou

1 Day Ago

Jeniffer, I appreciate your thoughtful title suggestion! Have a nice Sunday night :)!

 

Xueling Zou

2 Hours Ago

MIlija, sure you are right! I am not sure which one I should choose, many good title suggestions!

Thank you everyone!

Tomorrow is my birthday, I will try to make the decision after that ;)...

 

Milija Jakic

2 Hours Ago

Happy birthday! Good tittle :)

 

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