Sunday, April 15, 2012

How Do You Sign Your Name?

 I've seen a few paintings that don't have any signature at all.  The last time a Monet exhibit was in St. Louis, I learned that the family signed for him.  I thought those signatures looked too perfect (they were a stamp)!  When I began doing my colored pencil work and framing them for the gallery I signed my whole name:

                           
                                                  Three In A Jar 6 x 6 Buy this painting on Etsy

Lately, I've been playing around with my signature.  I looked at a lot of other artists - wow, what an array of styles!  Initials only, last name only, first name only, you name it (sorry for that).  I thought about a qr code:

                                                 
How cool would that be?  But I finally decided on using my initials:



                                                 Blue Butterfly 8 x 8 Buy this painting on Etsy

How do you sign your name?


4 comments:

  1. Interesting question, Chinese brush painters make the signature an intrical part of the painting & the calligraphy is beautiful etc.

    Personally I use my initials and try to not take away from the composition of the work.

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  2. I agree w/you, jcsvisuals. I like the look of my initials on the piece rather than my whole name. Less noticeable.

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  3. Hmmm, maybe it's an age thing, (at least for me anyway) it seems that the older I get the simpler my signature gets. I'm down to just initials most of the time now and for some reason I've even started printing those.

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  4. same here, Heather. Are you also a colored pencil artist? Your photos are lovely on your new blog!

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