Painting Archives: 1985-2020
These Archives are a documentation of both actual finished paintings and those I call "Lost Paintings" ones that were never finished or that I destroyed for various reasons. They remain valuable to me as a documentation of process rather than product.
will present these images in random order throughout 2020 as
I sort through thirty-five years of files and photos. I will
add one at least weekly.
Estate Sale ( probably 24x30 -no longer exists)
Three figures are paying their respects to me and my work and looking for bargains at my garage sale. The short figure with Kleenex in hand for the tears that may come, modestly looking down, is me. I have included cats in my paintings since 1992 when one east-side Montreal cat walked across my balcony and peed on a painting that I had propped up there to view from my kitchen doorway. Probably a good critical review.
Below is another version; the distraught figure on the left is my muse.
This one below the very beginning. I started this after my first trip to Greece when I decided I would live and die there, so I needed to get rid of all the stuff I had made and accumulated in cold Canada.
(Detail of figures at bottom of large canvas below)
New Order (2008 unfinished) 60" width
I will note final disposition of paintings that do exist:
Family (2011) Private Collection Greece
When the Circus Leaves Town (2010) Private collection Canada