Saturday, December 13, 2014

December 13th -- Smile the Clouds Away

So I knew I wanted to do a camera for this series of antique/vintage items with "blueprints," and at first I thought it was going to be one of those great antique cameras with the accordion like lens.  Then I saw the Polaroid -- I loved taking Polaroids as a kid.  I loved the anticipation and the slow reveal!  I found a quote from Patti Smith about Polaroids that I really liked "Polaroid by its nature makes you frugal.  You walk around with maybe two packs of film in your pocket.  You have 20 shots, so each shot is a world."  With this painting project, I have scheduled 22 little worlds.  Like with the polaroid -- I could throw out a painting that isn't working, but I'm much better off if I choose my worlds carefully to begin with.  I decided to call this "Smile the Clouds Away" a slight adaptation of a quote from Lord Byron's The Bride of Abydos.

Smile the Clouds Away
4" x 4"
oil on board
mounted to white 5" x 5" white frame
$55.00 (+ tax and shipping)



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