Interiors

Interiors

Household Crimes

This series of paintings was based on the second home of a woman named Ruth. Her second house was in Castro Valley. Ruth who was in her seventies and lived on a ranch in California’s Central Valley. Ruth was my friend’s landlady and I admired Ruth greatly. She used this home as a base when she came into the city and worked on her properties. She did most of her own maintenance and wasted nothing. This small house had a mix of many objects from the past and was to me very rich in history and content. I had just completed years of study in photography and painting. I just completed a watercolor class from Mel Ramos the renowned Oakland Pop Artist. Mel Ramos was passionate about watercolor and soon so was I. 

“Illegal Documents(chair) ", 26” X 30", 7.“Illegal Documents”(chair), 26” X 30

“Illegal Documents(chair) “, 26” X 30”, 7. “Illegal Documents”(chair), 26” X 30

To Hot to Handle, Watercolor 14"X14" Household Crimes Series

To Hot to Handle, Watercolor 14″X14″ Household Crimes Series

"No Escape", ( back porch ), 14" X 21", Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

“No Escape”, ( back-porch ), 14″ X 21″, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

 

"Aiding and Abetting", (saws on bed), 18” X 26”, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

“Aiding and Abetting”, (saws on bed), 18” X 26”, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

"Incriminating Evidence", (couch & shovels) 14” X 21”, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

“Incriminating Evidence”, (couch & shovels) 14” X 21”, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

"30 Days Detention", 14" X 19", Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

“30 Days Detention”, 14″ X 19″, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

"Free to Go" , (screen door), 14” X 21”, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

“Free to Go” , (screen door), 14” X 21”, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

"Ruth's Dishes", 21' 18", Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

“Ruth’s Dishes”, 21′ 18″, Watercolor from the Household Crime Series

 

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