|Unnamed Pastel Painting by Gail Watford|
This is my latest painting, I would tell you it's title but unfortunately I can't find the right words to summarize the feeling I want to convey. Does this happen to you? It's an ongoing issue I struggle with. Words and writing about me and my art are never easy. It's a sole searching process. When I paint, I repeatedly look for what I think of as finding the inter-peace or going toward the OMM factor. This probably makes little sense to anyone else? How can anyone read my mind or I yours? So it is back to finding the title to express the feeling of the painting. In this painting, I keep thinking of a title like "Dreaming of Somewhere in Wyoming", though I don't think that is the best answer to my dilemma. I could write more to further define my thoughts about this painting, but I'm hesitant to go to any depth about what I am thinking. I'm more interested in the feelings the viewer arrives at rather than me telling the whole story. Any work of art can have a lot to say, but for me it is best each person go down the path the painting leads them. Do you think the story in my painting is about peace, loneliness, sorrow? Maybe it reminds someone of a relative or long lost friend. Does it make you feel happy or sad? Can you suggest what the title might be to best convey the story of my painting?