View Full Version : Name this painting

09-10-2003, 12:19 PM
I'm a newbie here. Maybe you guys have played this game before. My wife and I used to do this when going to museums and galleries: look at the painting from a distance, come up with a title for it, and then go look a the the little info card thingee hanging next to the painting to see what the artist called it. (What is the technical/trade term for that thing, anyway?)

So go ahead, name my painting, and in a couple days, I'll reveal the actual title. If I like yours better, I'll use it when I put it up for sale on ebay. :)

09-10-2003, 12:23 PM
Imma thinkin'... :D Then I'll comment on it when I submit a title.

Oh...and welcome to the Basement!!! I've enjoyed your posts thus far. Looks like you're going to be a GREAT addition to us. :)

09-10-2003, 12:24 PM

09-10-2003, 12:25 PM
I love you axxxel!!! lol

09-10-2003, 12:25 PM
I love you axxxel!!! lol


whoa!! WC burp!!! I guess it wanted to make sure you understood. Have no idea how it duplicated. lol

It won't allow me to remove it!!! Well I guess not since I didn't officially submit it. hahahaha

09-10-2003, 12:33 PM
Geez you guys are fast! I go out to glue and staple up a strecher while my slooow dialup uploads the image, and I come back to three responses already?

Get a like guys ! ;)

Just kidding.

axxle, a friend of mine just released an album called "DNA" so I better not go with your idea, but keep those names coming!

09-10-2003, 02:55 PM
"Green & Purple Butterflies Living in Terra Cotta Prisms" (just to confuse the hell out of 'em!):p

:rolleyes: dave

09-10-2003, 04:04 PM
"Prepubescent velcro foot print remnant"


Mary Riggs
09-10-2003, 04:16 PM
That was my first impression when the picture was downloading.

Welcome to our corner of Wet Canvas, Caveman :clap:

BTW, what part of Washington do you live? I have family in Ocean Shores, Aberdeen, Elma, and McClary.

09-10-2003, 05:00 PM
Port Angeles. But I've visited all the places you mentioned. D'y'know right off hand if anyone else from Port Angeles is on the WC forums?

Just curious. Gotta keep my head down lest someone expose me for the fraud that I am. ;)

Aside to Gar: good one! It's almost as contrived and silly as the name I gave it.

09-10-2003, 08:00 PM
Isn't El from WA?

09-10-2003, 08:58 PM
"mr curly posts a letter"

09-10-2003, 10:31 PM
No Pets Allowed (except seeing eye dogs)

09-10-2003, 10:57 PM
pig roast and five children melting on a hot slide

09-10-2003, 11:31 PM
Cool titles so far, all I came up with was "Nonetheless"
don't ask me why, it's almost midnight here:D


Revenge of cadmium red

09-10-2003, 11:57 PM

First thing I thought of was " Junior":D

09-11-2003, 02:22 AM
" Junior".

I remember in Charlotte when the airport went international, they had a contest for a new name. Amidst all the call ins suggesting "The Crown" or whatever catchy name, this person called and suggested "Fred International."

I called and voted for that one. lol

Lady Rando
09-11-2003, 08:59 AM

09-11-2003, 09:17 AM
(What can I say? I kept seeing a blue cat and red snake run over by a highway painting crew)

09-11-2003, 11:12 AM
Hmm... "nonetheless" I like it, has a sort of air of mystery about it, almost an air of respect. Might have to save that one for a painting that takes more than a minute to paint.

Actually it would have to be "Revenge of the Wal-Mart Bright red Cheapo stuff that comes in a plastic bottle" I believe strongly in the liberating effect of using only the cheapest materials in my work. This one was done on khaki 'canvas' that I bought on ebay for $2/yard (60 in. wide) including shipping.

09-11-2003, 12:11 PM
I think........because that nippled blue thing reminds me of a cow's udder........


09-11-2003, 12:51 PM
How about 'Swirls of Cheapo Curls'


09-11-2003, 12:52 PM
hotdogs!!!! hahah right on!!!!!

09-11-2003, 11:40 PM
"What Hot Dogs Are Made Of" Now THAT is a fantastic name for an action painting! I can just see, hear, and smell all the action on the slaughterhouse floor with that one. Well, I just went ahead listed the work under it's original title.... drumroll please ....

"The Receptionist, Comfortably Seated at Her Station, Squeezes the Mustard Packet Perhaps Just a Bit Too Hard."

I was going for a Duchampian title since my other paintings always have terse one or two word titles.

Here's a link to what I have on ebay right now:

my ebay stuff (http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=lascauxcaveman&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=50)

Thanks for all your suggestions, I'm going to keep some of them for future use, if nobody objects.

09-12-2003, 04:21 AM
I was going to say 'Antenae buzz in primary'

09-12-2003, 04:25 AM
or, 'Jazz in the frypan' (my hubby saw a saxaphone there and a saucepan.

09-12-2003, 04:51 AM
"Alice", after my ex wife.
gosh I miss her.

09-12-2003, 05:02 AM
No really!! I miss her. Call it "Yearning for the Past"

09-12-2003, 10:08 AM
"Snake in the Grass"

Probably because I just saw one outside yesterday and it scared the s*** out of me!


09-12-2003, 10:47 AM

09-12-2003, 06:01 PM
flutter in space or noize or road trafic. you realy remind me of me though my newest painting is using mainly crayola paints they give a great craked affect when painted on real thick this I like.

09-13-2003, 02:23 AM
Spectacles on the half shell? I don't know why that popped in my head when I looked at it.