FMP Critical Appraisal p26

‘Noumenal’ is a more simplistic image though I like its graphic quality. The flatness of the paint and of the objects in most of the image and the contradictory spatial relationships between objects lend the scene an ethereal, unreal quality. The colours in the image tie it to the ‘Phenomenal’ painting without insisting on any symbolic links between like-coloured objects.

Preliminary sketch
Noumenal, oil on board, 2020