Brownie Starlet Camera

4"x6" oil on raymar panel. These little cameras are great subject matter. So great, in fact, that I have started a small, stumbling campaign to acquire some more. When I started to look, I wanted only cameras with fronts dominated by gray/silver. Those gray areas offered a painting playground for me. So, when I started to acquire cameras that had black fronts, the Spousal Unit was a little stumped. "Why," she asked, "did you pronounce that you were only going after gray faced cameras and then go out and get some black faced ones?" My retort was, "Exactly! That is how it is in Raymond's World*. What's the fun in going after what is safe and familiar to me? The challenge is going after the thing that is out of my comfort zone." She just shook her head and walked away. I didn't get cookies that day.

*Raymond's World: A dark, egocentric (male) place where others should not venture.

Posted September 13, 2011
sold • private collection orange, ca


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