Yale Lock

10"x8" oil on canvas. I have long wanted to paint this wonderfully patinated lock. It appears to be yet another item left by the previous inhabitants of our house. Being down in the queue of subject matter, it was quickly moved up due to an unexpected event. For some unknown reason, after many years of not noticing it, Spawn Number Two all of a sudden became aware of this lock's existence. This posed a problem for me, because I wanted to paint it unlocked and we can't seem to find the key. Spawn Number Two oh-so-badly wants to lock it. Being a highly efficient imp who appears to have inherited some of his mother's supernatural powers, it won't be long until he is successful on his quest. By the way, if your wondering, the imp genes came from me. So, here it is, unlocked and in oil paint.

Posted February 22, 2011
sold • private collection west hollywood, ca


  1. I love the colors in this painting!

  2. Raymond, you've done it again. I can feel the weight of it.

  3. I love this painting! I chose it as one of my favorite daily paintings (there was a tie!) today. I hope you'll come by and check it out! Thanks, Rosa

  4. Absolutely stunning. Been watching your blog
    Raymond (via Rosa's picks) and LOVE what you do. your writing is hilarious too....Wondering if Spawn #2 has gotten that thing locked yet!
    Keep it up & I['ll keep watching. Gena LaCoste


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