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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Title Suggestions Needed

Low Storm II
6 x 6"
oil on board
© Nicki Ault, 2011
sold 

About 3 years ago I did a little 7 x 7" acrylic painting called "Low Storm" with a similar theme. Unfortunately I had never taken a photo of it and it ended up selling at an art show I had in 2008. It would be interesting to compare them... I remember the first one had little jolts of Cad. Red peaking through in the green horizon line. Anyway, this is where I am at now- using oils, trying to create a soft smudgy effect while still trying to be expressive and show my love of the power of Mother Nature. This sky fascinated me this summer at Waskesiu Lake. A brooding, intense, dark storm crept along close to the horizon while up above there were beautiful, towering, puffy clouds going about their business as if unaware of the evil beneath.

The title I gave this one is kind of lame... does anyone have any suggestions?

6 comments:

Judy Wood said...

How about lifting a word from your description and titling it "Power" ?

Rhys Alvarado said...

I really like the contrast of this painting. Blue skies up top, dim seas below. Keep up the good work!

Rhys Alvarado,

offtheechain.blogspot.com

Nicki said...

Judy, that is a good idea... I'll consider it! There is quite a sense of power in that storm below.

Nicki

Nicki said...

Hi Rhys,

Thank you for taking the time to comment and I'm happy to have you as a Follower!

I'm pleased you feel the sense of contrast in this painting; the intensity and the calmness existing in such close proximity to one another.

Happy New Year,
Nicki

-Don said...

I don't know how I missed this one, Nicki, but I did. It IS powerful, as Judy alluded to in her title suggestion. It's also intense and beautifully done! The first word that popped into my mind when I saw it was "Thunderhead", so that's my title suggestion.

Happy New Year, my friend. May you have loads of fun and be safe.

-Don

Nicki said...

Hi Don, Happy New Year!

I'm so glad you saw this and let me know you like it! I love the title "Thunderhead" and actually may just use it for one of the big skies I am planning to work on soon. I want to do a big painting of a towering cloud and that title just may be perfect... although it suits this one too.

Thanks! All the best to you and I look forward to seeing all of the amazing things you create in 2012.

Nicki