Friday, September 19, 2008

"Pa's Old Brownie" by Bernie Rosage Jr.

"Pa's Old Brownie"... 6x6" Oil on panel, alla prima from life, "Painting a Day" series, 7-2008.
SOLD... Thanks Amber H.
Culver City, CA

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American nostalgia can not be better exemplified than by this painting I did from life of the famous Brownie, the name of a long-running and extremely popular series of simple and inexpensive cameras made by Kodak. The Brownie popularized low-cost photography and introduced the concept of the snapshot. The first Brownie, introduced in February, 1900, was a very basic cardboard box camera with a simple lens. With its simple controls and initial price of $1, it was intended to be a camera that anyone could afford and use. The camera was named after the popular cartoons created by Palmer Cox. The model I painted here is the FLASH SIX-20... introduced in 1946 which sold for $6. It was discontinued in 1955... six years before I was born.

Everyday objects painted from life is the essence of the "Painting a Day" art movement that is gaining momentum in the art collecting market.

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