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shadows of a fleeting moment. frozen time. oil painting
Pressed Metal Sunshine
oil on canvas
h100 x 120 cm.
2004

Shadows of a fleeting moment.
This work was the first in this series, the theme not visited again until 2008.
I constructed the first paintings using simple paper stencils to give me the rough outlines of the repeat background pattern, which I sketched onto the canvas with charcoal. It later occurred to me that I could use my silkscreen and stencil skills to print the repeat pattern with a base colour of thinned oil paint onto the stretched canvas. This does speed the setting up process a bit, and the rest of the painting is built up with brushwork.