Original oil painting
Gessobord, 6" x 6"
Framed and wired, ready for hanging (see photo below)
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Smile by Merrill Weber
Smile original oil painting of a camera by artist Merrill Weber
Smile by Merrill Weber 
I've been enjoying painting everyday objects. My camera is something that I always have with me. Ever since the 10th grade when Ken Michaels gifted me a very used 35mm [film] camera that his parents had found in their rental property, I've been taking pictures like there's no tomorrow. 

As Aaron Siskind said, "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured forever ... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." 

Additional photos:
1. Framed and wired on back, ready for hanging
2. Work in progress picture of "Smile!"