The subject matter in these panel paintings comes partly from film stills and also from remembered things. Having been removed from their original context the objects now have a slightly abject air and the world of the painting becomes a container for an accumulation of lost fragments.
I've been making watercolours on paper in recent months and working on panel was quite a challenge. Watercolour gets absorbed by the paper and a certain amount of the image stays put when you flood it whereas thinned oil paint on
panel slips over the surface and doesn't allow for such drastic changes without losing everything! But as I became more familiar with how the paint behaved on this smooth surface I began to enjoy the process and fancied that my panels resembled, or were in the spirit of the small overlooked and sometimes humorous scenes of everyday life and objects that are often depicted at the base of grand Renaissance altar pieces!
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