8x10" oil on canvas panel
This is a painting of my younger brother James standing in front of our cottage at Cook's in South Wellfleet. It was painted indirectly from a slide. I projected the slide onto a door and then photographed the projection. I uploaded it to my computer so I was then able to crop the image and adjust the color.
I don't have many family slides, I wish I had more. Slides are different from photos in that they usually don't get seen as often. The few I have rarely get viewed due to the hassle of getting out the projector and dealing with the cartridges. Yes cartridges, my slide projector is an aqua colored Argus 300 from the mid sixties.
The other thing about slides is their projected size and illumination. They recreate the past so vividly. Viewing these images made me realize I have hit the age where I can easily be swept up in nostalgia. I decided to fully embrace the experience by listening to "Afternoon Delight" radio on Pandora while I painted this image.