If you have seen very many of my paintings, you know that not all of them are gems,(none of them?). Try as I might, I cannot maintain a strong consistency of quality with every painting. The worst of the bunch go directly to the recycle bin, and are never seen by anyone but me. Others are not so terrible so I hang on to them, hoping to improve them at some point.
This 16x20"eagle painting was one of those. Although I never sent it to a gallery, I showed it to many people. No one responded positively so I reluctantly sent it to the recycle bin to be painted over. This morning I retrieved it with the intent to sand it off, and re-coat the board with gesso.