[Watercolor painting of cigarette and smoke]

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[Watercolor painting of cigarette and smoke]


Watercolor paintings--United States. [LCSH]
Smoking in art [LCSH]


Watercolor painting of a smoldering cigarette and its smoke rising up into the air. This is a minimalist painting. Only the end of the cigarette appears at the very edge of the paper. (There is no definitive orientation from which to view this painting. In this case, it is oriented such that the cigarette appears at the bottom edge.) Less than a centimeter of the white paper shows, and just over a centimeter of the burning, red and black end. The cigarette is angled slightly right, and the off-white smoke it produces moves mostly straight up, meandering slightly to the left before dispersing outward, curling toward the left and right of the painting. The background is a gray-blue wash with splotches of color possibly created using a blooming technique. There's an errant, curved red line--it looks like red pen--about 9 cm left of the cigarette; this was probably an accident. There are also some yellow-brown spots staining the paper, mostly on and around the smoke; they, too, appear to be an imperfection as opposed to intentional. The paper used for this piece is lightweight for watercolor paper and roughly textured.


Gillett, Janice




All rights held by Acacia Williams


Medium: watercolor on paper
Extent: 30.5 x 29.5 cm


Physical object




Gillett, Janice, “[Watercolor painting of cigarette and smoke],” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed April 20, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/666.