Wednesday, July 15, 2009


WOMAN IN CHAIR is a 5x7 pastel on PastelBord.

I know. You're wondering where I come up with such creative titles. Believe me, it isn't easy. Here's my thought process:

Hmmmmmm. What should I call this one? How about Annette in a chair. No. Too many Annettes already. And it's boring. Maybe if I say it in French, it'll sound better. No. I don't speak French. I could look the translation up online. No. That would seem so pretentious and everybody would know what I did. Maybe I should say something about the room. Hmmmmm. What? Maybe "Abstract Study in Brown, Blue, Orange"...Fuhgettaboutit. It's a woman in a chair.

And maybe my next one will be "Woman in a Chair II".

And for you purists, who are thinking, "That quotation mark should be after the period," I know. It just always looks funny to me. So I broke the rule. I have a great web site for you:


  1. Margaret, love your painting, and I agree with your punctuation too!

  2. Oh you sound just like me when naming things! I just can never think of anything clever or catchy. I like "woman in a chair"!
    Both the painting and the title!

  3. AnonymousJuly 16, 2009

    Margaret, this was too funny! I guess because I'm the same way - my sister is always giving me a hard time about anything I give a title too - she's constantly saying, "that's creative!". You would think for those of us who are creative we could come up with creative titles.

  4. don't know about you, but after finishing the painting I'm ready to move on to the next one without spending too much time on cute titles. Besides, I never remember them!

  5. Naming paintings is really difficult and I agree it is very impossible to come up with an original title. What about instead of Annette you could call it "Bath time."