Early Works

“A wonderful astounding work, I hope you’ll reconsider that ever and sometimes return.”

—M. H. Kantor (artist)

My reasons for leaving realism far behind have already been given on my Abstractions pages. What I’d like to summarize here is that none of what I do today would have been possible without the time devoted to my early work, understanding drawing, form, anatomy, light and shadow, design, technique, pallets, textures, etc. One thing does lead to another.

“The work on these pages span nine years and were painted in New York, West Berlin, Hamburg, Paris & Conflans-Ste-Honorine. I do enjoy looking back at them and wish to share these with you.”

—Ritchard Rodriguez