Here’s a peek at me working on a recent commission – a Bolex Paillard 18-5 8MM film projector form the early 1960s.
These projectors have been missing from my repertoire for too long.
Projector I, above, is the first film projector I painted. Found at Everything Old Canada.
Perfect profile for painting. Everything about them slots in precisely in to what I like in a subject for painting. Obsolete technology with a fantastic design. The reels are dramatic and circular, they compliment the square canvas. I find them eye catching.
Projector II was with me for several years. It was in a case, and I simply forgot about it as I didn’t have any reels to go along with it. It blended in amongst all the other typewriter cases and luggage I have sitting around.
During one of our recent moves, I picked up the case and was confused at why it weighed so much. Opened up the case and was so delighted to find it.