Ansco Cadet Camera

6"x6" oil on masonite panel. This is the last in a trio of 6x6s I recently painted. You may recognize this little camera because I painted it before in a slightly smaller format. It makes me wonder what it would look like even bigger(?). As with its predecessor, this painting is all about the grays and me keeping paint off my pants. The trio of 6x6s have one thing in common: forced perspective. If I placed these little items far enough away to achieve this perspective, I would need eagle eyes to see the darn things. So, I forced it. Through the use of my superhuman powers I bent reality to obey my will. I am PAINTMAN! Just humor me – I'm actually harmless and my self esteem needs the boost.
Posted January 26, 2011


  1. I love the colors in the shadows and reflections. Beautiful work Raymond!

  2. A little bit bigger my foot. This should be painted Huge, at least 48x48"! I love it and have chosen it as my favorite daily painting on my blog, I hope you'll come by and check it out.
    Thanks, Rosa
    PS You made a fan with your comments about the ancient Chinese Horse!

  3. I love your work! I love the way you dignify your objects by showing one at a time. Great work!

  4. Such a satisfying painting! the neutrals set off the color beautifully. Such a powerful composition out of what i would have passed up on as not enough information. I love it!

  5. Love the painting, and heck, love the personality of the painter. What can I say? Great stuff!

    Leigh : )


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