Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Brownie Bliss

Most of you are probably too young to remember but Brownies were the cool camera for its day. It was lightweight and compact and rather stylish. My neighbor has a couple of vintage cameras and I snapped a pic (with my digital) of his Brownie. I loved the sound of the flash when it popped followed immediately with the crackle of the plastic protective coating around the bulb as it bubbled and warped from the heat of the light burst. Talk about patience in waiting for those photos to develop. Boy are we spoiled now.





10x8 oil on canvas
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13 comments:

suzanneberry said...

wow, you've been a busy girl!! i absolutely love what you are doing. this is particularly wonderful. composition, color, brushwork, you and you work are a delight! amazing work sheila.

Linda Popple said...

SHHH - don't tell, but I remember the Brownie camera! Great job in painting it! You could do a whole series with this one camera.

Anthony Duce said...

The painting looks great. Nice camera, very well placed and expressed.

Natasha said...

I love this!

Cathyann said...

Hey, I remember this! And you so captured in your post the crackle and bubbble thing! LOL The painting is real solid, Sheila.

Krista Hasson said...

I love it. I am always drawn to your lovely brushwork :)

AutumnLeaves said...

Awesome reflections there, Sheila. I think I am older than you are but I don't remember these cameras. I have heard of them though and I've seen them in antique stores. My dad used to have an old Polaroid that popped out pictures instantly. He then had to develop them by rubbing a wand of some fluid or other across them. I remember how proud he was of that camera back in the day! LOL

Julie Hill said...

well done Sheila!

Gary Keimig said...

I had forgotten that sound but you are so right. My first camera. Great job on presenting it.

sam said...

Im too young! and too young to remember vespas too hehe. I just love the way you can make anything fun Sheila, the vibrant colours and expressive brushwork is a delight, it shows your personality

Gwen Bell said...

WOW! Really great job on this, Sheila! Love that black next to the soft gold background.

Nicki said...

Nice job on this one. A very nostalgic piece.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Sheila, It is always a pleasure to hear from you. I am loving your vespa series, but this camera has my heart. It was my first camera, and you reminded me about flash. I can smell those burning bulbs right now. I think this is my favorite of your paintings, love the background which really relates to the flash aspect of the camera. Well done!