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Ya ready? Seriously . . I don't want to rush you if you're not done ooo'ing and ahhhh'ing. Okay. Well, I'm going to fill you in on one of Doug's little hang-ups.
Naming the paintings has always been one of Doug's favorite parts of the painting process.
No. He hates it.
When we are out painting, I love how I say "we are out painting" hahaha I get anxious to get an image of the painting and then I say "what shall we name this one" and that's where the eyes glaze over and smoke starts to come out of his ears! haha That's when the fun goes OUT of painting. Especially coming up with a name that hasn't been used before. And let's not be too clever or funny, for heaven sakes! There are a few of the duplicates that have given us some heartburn on occasion . . . Roadside. I mean, boy, so many paintings were painted on the side of the road. I suggest "Bill's Farm" or "Prairie Lane" but no, let's go with "Roadside." Hmmmmm. I like that, I usually say. haha
Well imagine Doug's excitement when he gets an invite to be part of an "Untitled Show." You paint the painting, let the public give it a name! Doug is so all over it. This painting is going to the "Untitled" show which will be very fun and interractive with both artists and YOU!! It is sponsored by the Utah Art's Council and an artist of whom we both admire and adore, Brad Slaugh, was chosen to be the curator of the show. He has chosen 30 fabulous artists to submit an untitled painting and the public will get involved in suggesting names. It will be held at the Rio Gallery 455 West 300 South in Salt Lake City and will run from May 13-June 10. Opening Night will be great fun and we will be in attendance! May 13 from 6-9 I believe. And, if you don't know who Brad Slaugh is, well you best be googling his name!! Now there's a guy who knows how to title a painting! We have a couple of Brad's paintings, but one lovely piece in particular Brad titled "Doug's Ugly Kids." Ahhhh now isn't that tender? I'll try and get a picture of it posted next week but in the meantime, check out Brad's work. He rocks! (He's one of our friends on facebook too!)
So anyway, jump on here and give us some ideas for names . . .obviously, Doug came up with "The Wall" which I thought was extremely clever. uh huh . . . Sorry honey, just couldn't hold back!
And may I take this opportunity to wish my sweetie a Happy 46th Birthday! Yes, he and I are sharing May 9th this year as his birthday falls on MY Mother's Day! Gosh, can't we find another day for you to celebrate your birthday??? hahaha Just kiddin! We will do a few of Doug's favorite things, golf and barbeque a ribeye steak and a few of my favorite things--play cards and watch basketball!! See, how fun will that be!!
Hoping you all have a wonderful week!! Sorry this is late - wet paint right around the corner for next week!! I may give him his birthday OFF!! Ahhh, I am soooo sweet!!
Another week from my perspective . . .