|Untitled, oil on wood, c. 12 x 9 in., c. 1995|
From the plethora of CD box sets of previously unreleased studio tracks and outtakes by great artists like the Beatles, Bob Dylan and others, it is clear that visual artists are not the only ones who produce great quantities of work that initially doesn't pass muster. For me, I find that there's a curious lag in my judgement about certain pieces. Going through boxes of abandoned work years later I often find myself appreciating the rawness and candor of those first "recordings" where once I saw only disappointment.
|Shopper, pastel over monotype, c. 6 x 4 in., c. 1990|
|Festival Go-er, oil on panel, 12 x 7 in., c. 1992|
I've recently been going through my own warehouse, pulling old stuff out of boxes and giving it a go to see what can happen. These are a few of my studio outtakes that I'm finally ready to release.
|Tidewater Landscape, 2005-2019|
|Giornaliaio (Newstand), Pegugia, Italy. Oil on paper, c. 9 x 7 in. 1998|
|Eastern Florida Landscape, oil on panel, c. 8 x 15 in. 2003|
|County Fair, acrylic and oil on panel, c. 1992-2014|
|Still-Life with Orange Juicer, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. 1998|
|Table with Flowers, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 in., 2005|