As you know if you've been reading my blog, I'm in the process of preparing for several exhibitions. I'm taking each of the 50 paintings that I've registered for Art Walk and checking that they're totally ready. I made the check list below to help. When they're 100% complete, they get wrapped and put in one box. When they need some work they go in another.
Finished (any little tweaks or touch ups needed?)
Certificate of Authenticity
Made in Canada sticker
This is what I can't believe: When I got to Windswept Bay AKA Catterline Bay, I decided to make a few tweaks on the angle of the water and the tonal value. I tweaked it here and I tweaked it there. I added a signature and then it came to me ... the name was wrong!
I love the clouds in this piece which is where the "Windswept" came in, but then it should be "Windswept Clouds" not "Windswept Bay". But the reason I chose to paint the scene in the first place was the beautiful tranquility of the bay and the A. J. Casson like clouds served to emphasize that. AHA! I think it should really be called "Sheltered Bay". What do you think? I reckon that a patron is much more likely to purchase a painting called Sheltered Bay not wanting to be remined of these windswept times.
Sadly the labels are already in process, so for this exhibition it will be WINDSWEPT BAY, but if it doesn't sell during the weekend, I'm changing it's name. Can you do that twice? I hope I don't give the painting a complex.
Cat # 14108 Sheltered Bay