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