Santa Anita Village
Santa Anita Village is a condemned trailer park on Lower Azuza on the western edge of El Monte. It was supposed to be leveled this year, but as these things drag out sometimes. I’ve done at lest 5 paintings based on the old trailers there. The unique thing about is half the trailers are gone, so there is room to see some standing alone.
When ever I’m taking pictures there is always a busy-body old lady type with nothing to do, but cash a social secrurity check and gossip who starts to follow me around as I’m a subject of interest to the paranoid. To help them keep busy, I often let them follow me, then double back behind them then back around again until they “get it” and give up. Sometimes I explain what I’m doing, but they usually back away nodding and muttering when I rhapsodize about fifties design of trailers. Dudes get it more often as they can relate my talk to old car deign or they’re too lonely and high to judge anyone. Bit of glare on this scan, lots of subtley lost adjusting the values, sorry about that. for some reason the iomge isn't opening, but downloading when you clik on it, I don't know why.
24x 16 oil on wood