So from where do the names of all these paintings spring? Most of the time, I know the name of the painting by the time I’ve finished it. “Gee, that looks like…” or “Oh, that reminds me of…” kind of things. Sometimes, it might take a few days of glancing sideways at a painting before I get to that “Aha! I know what you are!” point.
On occasion, I’ll already have the title… it’s coming from someplace outside myself. I’ll have a need to paint a song, or a recurring thought, or a phrase that keeps popping up around me.
And every once in a while, someone will say or write something that’s so weird that I think, “Whoa! I have to paint that!” That’s the place Chocolate Macaroni came from. My buddy Mike meant to text “chocolate macaroons” to me, but his ever-helpful phone thought he should send “chocolate macaroni.” Since he was commenting on one of my other paintings, I told him I’d paint the macaroni instead of the macaroons (and really, we’d much prefer to eat the macaroons rather than the macaroni).
So I present Chocolate Macaroni, a mixed-media (watercolor, acrylic, ink) painting on 9″ x 12″ canvas board.