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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

name that painting

hi boys and girls! it's that time again for.... NAME THAT PAINTING --- i haven't done this for well over a year so if you haven't played before here's what you do....

put those mental juices to work and come up with a killer name for my painting below...


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48" x 60" x 1.5" - acrylic, oil, oil pastels and graphite on canvas

CLOSE-UP IMAGES OF THIS NAMELESS PAINTING...

if i choose the suggestion you leave in this blog for the title you will receive...

1) the ability to brag to your friends and family that YOU got to name one of the raw artist's paintings (I KNOW I KNOW... it's hard to contain the excitement of it all... but there's more...)

2) you also win a FREE 24" x 30" fine art giclee print of this work on fine art paper.

okay that's it... let me have it! i can only choose one so give it your best shot... ohhh - give it your best shot... i like that... okay i'm using that for my next title! -- but not this one, so get to work people!

just click on the comments link or you may see a Post A Comment link at the bottom of this post and you will be able to leave your title suggestion. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A WAY FOR ME TO GET A HOLD OF YOU - email, web site, etc. i'll run the contest for 7 days so leave your title suggestion before August 26th midnight - (p.s. i just realized three days ago that the ability for comments to be left was shut off -- sorry about that, should be fixed now).

63 comments:

Michael said...

"A Dream Sought, Never Really In Sight"

From a dark poem I wrote a long time ago. If you are interested in more, I have it. i think it would be great in one of your abstract pieces. You could really do it justice!

BWELLS said...

When I saw this artwork I knew the name right away....'Backfire'

Laura said...

I Know It's Under Here Somewhere

Carrie Gentry said...

The titles you come up with for your art are always perfect but it's fun getting the chance to title one! my suggestion is EPIPHANY

Carrie
Kbosltd@live.com

emilyandlynn said...

I like the title "Raw Elements"

emilyandlynn said...

I like the title "Raw Elements".
Emily

Emily said...
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Emily said...

Yikes.Did not mean to post that three times.Sorry.

Abstract Art by Keck said...

emily - hey girl!! no worries i can delete them for u :-) how are you?

Obadiah said...

'Placid Intercession'

...just keep saying it to yourself, it will grow on you!!

~O.

Rebecca H said...

My title suggestions are:

1) Ontology of a Monday
2) Metonym

Beautiful and compelling work as always, and of course, never quotidian. :-)

Matt said...

A couple of thoughts..."A Humble Brutality" or "A Brutal Humility". The painting makes me think of the feeling I had right after my first amateur fight.
Or "Dust Off My Boots", from a poem...I'm feelin either.

Anonymous said...

At first look what came through to me was the motion - progressing from the dark and getting lighter while at the same time revealing what may have been hidden in the darkness. I suppose I am relating my experience of the painting to my personal life but art can do that. Therefore my title ideas would be either "Revelation" or "Forward Momentum" In any regard another outstanding work no matter what the title.

Ron said...

I look at this painting, and I think "The Sky's the Limit.

Abstract Art by Keck said...

OMG u guys these are REALLY good!!! keep 'em coming!!! (i may have to do this more often.. a title either comes to me or it doesn't... and i HATE when it doesn't -- you may see these name that painting contests much more frequently if u keep this up!!!)

Andrew said...

The Chambermaid...

Anonymous said...

The chambermaid...

cheryl d said...

Hi how about "life next to the abyss" ?

Carrie P. said...

"The grass is always greener on the other side"

Anonymous said...

My first thought was
Tequila Sunrise

tunadancer said...

It is.... "ONLY YOU WOULD KNOW'

Anonymous said...

Detour to Oz

Emily said...

"True Tales of Adventure"

Emily said...

"Solitary Power"

Abstract Art by Keck said...

fabulous --- keep posting u guys!! on the 27th i'll choose my favorite and post it here!! (i am already seeing many i'd like to use so i may want to contact you for permission for names for other works!!!

PLEASE BE SURE TO leave a way for me to get a hold of you --- email/link to site/get a blogger acct/ your im, ETC., ETC otherwise i won't know how to get a hold of you.

"Art is for All" said...

"the grass over hear"

www.gtgart.com.au/abstract

Terry said...

Heading For Disaster

tlwyatt29@gmail.com

Yanook said...

De Vision


Vision Definition
Main Entry:
1vi·sion Listen to the pronunciation of vision
Pronunciation:
\vi-zhən\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin vision-, visio, from vidēre to see — more at wit
Date:
14th century

1 a: something seen in a dream, trance while Keck was painting, or ecstasy; especially : a supernatural appearance that conveys a revelation b: a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination c: a manifestation to the senses of something immaterial (look, not at visions, but at realities — Edith Wharton) 2 a: the act or power of imagination with each stroke of brush (1): mode of seeing or conceiving the public or her fans(2): unusual discernment or foresight - a person of vision must be Keck c: direct mystical awareness of the supernatural usually in visible form3 a: the act or power of seeing : sight b: the special sense by which the qualities of an object (as color, luminosity, shape, and size) constituting its appearance are perceived through a process in which light rays entering the eye are transformed by the retina into electrical signals that are transmitted to the brain via the optic nerve creating De Vision

yanook@yanookgallery.com

Obadiah said...

It's me again!! Sorry didn't leave any info earlier for.....

"Placid Intercession"

...and since I'm here again, I offer another...

"aFtEr YeStErDaY bEfOrE tOmOrRoW"

...but then I kinda like...

"Eclectic soliloquY"

...and...

"Ash Wednesday"

and..... just kidding, hey you never said we were limited to just ONE :-)

FANTASTIC work btw!!!

~O.
ohampton@nikon.com

Darrell said...

"Slide to the Depths."

Anonymous said...

"Existential Struggle"

Wilson Wong - wwmisc@sent.com

Ruth said...

Name for painting: "The Plot Thickens"

I really love the artwork and to me it seems as if there is a lot of intrigue going on ... hence the title!

jo_jo said...

"the worm has finally turned"

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lisa cole said...

the deep end ...

nice work, btw

xoxo

Catherine said...

This popped into my mind right away:

A Town Without Pity

Anonymous said...

out of the darkness

I've been digging your work for a long time
Rob
robDJej@hotmail.com

Melanie Farmer said...

Calm before the storm

Love the new work!

Melanie
melalyssa@hotmail.com

Paula said...

Paula
I would title it "Inanna's Descent" after the Sumerian Goddess who traveled through and was reborn from the underworld.

Anonymous said...

TITLE IS:
"Chateau Thierry, 1918"

Anonymous said...

"Bottom Line".

atelier jax said...

i spy a little skull

jax@atelierjax.com

wendy lee lynds said...

"room for one more....."
wendy lee lynds
badabling.blogspot.com
off-the-cuffcollage.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

The first thought that came to me was the work contained the "bare essentials", then when you view the distant shot, although the painting is non-objective if you use your imaginiation you can almost see a bear, maybe "bear essential"

Steve Shay said...

Here are a few names that seemed to fit for me:

- Defect #132
- Left after love
- The longing underneath

Jessica An said...

hello =) regardless the title you decide to choose, i still think this painting is wonderful. anyways keep on living and doing what you do best. =)

"Reflections Never Match the Beauty Within"

and

"'Twas the Dawn of Thought"

thanks and God Bless,
jessica an

jcaz4jesus@comcast.net

Mindi said...

"Nocturnal Cessation"

mail (at) uptown-studio. com

Wind Dancer said...

When I saw this painting, I thought "The World is Not" would be a good name for it.

jacobsutton said...

Iron Afire...

jndlpr said...

"End of the Line"
or
"Standing Room Only"

My husband and I had fun coming up with a name for this painting. I posted both our final choices.

jndlpr@msn.com

Jimmy said...

I am leaning towards "Bag of Tricks". Jimmy

jimbighed@yahoo.com

Outsider said...

wolf's edge

dfhelms said...

I saw a great new light in this piece. The name for it......... ARISE,NEW DAY. dfhelms

Anonymous said...

Radar Mountains

Keith said...

"Into Oblivion"

Rebecca H. said...

Forgot to leave my email...
rebecca.hemstad @ sas.com

amber said...

JUST SCRATCHING THE SURFACE...

amber@ampm24.net

Lisa B said...

Hey Shel! I like "Flexible World" ... it's me from girls night out

Kris Haas said...

To me it has a locomotion feel to it as if it is some futuristic train gliding across water that is part of the world in Michele's head, a future world perhaps. Motion, speeding, progressing forward without fear. I think that seems to be what Michele is doing, constantly. Hooray!
LOCOMOTION, thats my title. To me it represents the act or power of moving from one place to another.

krishaas@mac.com

Avni Tilev said...

Today is the Last Day...Fucker

This title only comes once in a lifetime, I suggest you use it!!

cheryl d said...

Hi Michel: Cheryl d is found at cdenman@eastlink.ca

Thanks

Abstract Art by Keck said...

hi boys and girls! WOW! okay first, a big THANK YOU, to everyone who participated and took the time out to leave your title suggestions!! you guys gave me some amazing and really fitting titles. It is fun to see such varied title responses --- 50+ people can view the same painting yet each of them take away completely different thoughts.. feelings, etc.

okay so... it was hard to choose just one as I had it narrowed down to four that for me I felt were really perfect for the title for this painting.

I also want to say to the first poster, michael - yes very cool I would love to incorporate the poem into one of my works - please email it to me at - art (at) therawartist.com -- I can't wait to read it - thank u!

there are several that were left that I would love to use for future paintings too - so if you do come back in here to find out who the winner is and it is okay if I use your title for a painting in the future just leave your comments.

so without further ado... DRUMROLL PLEASE.....................

THE WINNER IS -

Amber with

"just scratching the surface"

amber we will send you an email to get your mailing address and I will be sending out your hand signed giclee print as soon as we hear back from you.


THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING!!

Shell


ABSTRACT ART BY KECK

Abstract Art by Keck said...

hi boys and girls! WOW! okay first, a big THANK YOU, to everyone who participated and took the time out to leave your title suggestions!! you guys gave me some amazing and really fitting titles. It is fun to see such varied title responses --- 50+ people can view the same painting yet each of them take away completely different thoughts.. feelings, etc.

okay so... it was hard to choose just one as I had it narrowed down to four that for me I felt were really perfect for the title for this painting.

I also want to say to the first poster, michael - yes very cool I would love to incorporate the poem into one of my works - please email it to me at - art (at) therawartist.com -- I can't wait to read it - thank u!

there are several that were left that I would love to use for future paintings too - so if you do come back in here to find out who the winner is and it is okay if I use your title for a painting in the future just leave your comments.

so without further ado... DRUMROLL PLEASE.....................

THE WINNER IS -

Amber with

"just scratching the surface"

amber we will send you an email to get your mailing address and I will be sending out your hand signed giclee print as soon as we hear back from you.


THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING!!

Shell


ABSTRACT ART BY KECK

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