May 1, 2012
Looking through trees it seems there are windows allowing me a view. And there are tiny eyes looking out from the trees as though windows allow them a view as well. On both sides, we simply watch.
Is a big part of life about watching through windows?
We “people watch” as though people are on the other side of the glass: perhaps they too watch us. And please don’t tell me you resist the opportunity, at dusk while walking in the dusk light of the evening, to look through the windows of homes where the lights are on and the curtains are open. Facebook seems a window place. Weather, too, seems a window moment: we watch the weather from our kitchen window. Television augments the window experience with an entire weather providing a window on meteorology anywhere in the world.
Perhaps the most interesting window of all: when we frame a work of art.
April 27, 2012
So let’s do it. Let’s imagine all buildings are in fact upside-down and you just discovered this has happened. How would you feel about this: upset, amused, annoyed, interested, concerned, jazzed?
The choice is yours to accept upside-down buildings or to reject them. If you accept them there may be benefits you didn’t expect. It you reject upside-down buildings you’ve kept the status quo which is fine as rightside-up buildings seem to work pretty well.
Alright, now let’s say that actual buildings are all upside down: this is our “normal”. And then someone constructs a downside-up building. Will you be upset, amused, annoyed, interested, concerned, jazzed? Will you want to keep the status quo?
Art can be like this.
Jim Pescott is an international contemporary artist living and creating in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. To contact Jim directly about his paintings, or a project you think about, please phone 403-870-0591 or email Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enjoy his Facebook page at http://facebook.com/jimpescottpaintingsindots Jim’s website is http://www.jimpescott.com
April 24, 2012
During the past week at the Toronto Art Expo, watching people and paintings suggested to me that at least some colours may touch us with feelings and emotions. This is fun to think about and there’s lots of information sources for possible insight to what might be going on for you.
Colour for me is about expressing light, shadows and shapes. Sometimes a painting involves a spectrum of colours and sometimes mostly one colour satisfies. It’s especially fun when a canvas wants me to shift gears in the middle of interpretations to move into places not previously seen.
Not everyone sees the same colours: this link demonstrates . Do these colours reach out too?
Jim Pescott is an internationalcontemorary artist who lives and creates in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. To contact Jim directly about his paintings, or a project you think about, please phone 403-870-0591 or email Jim at email@example.com. Enjoy his Facebook page at http://facebook.com/jimpescottpaintingsindots
April 16, 2012
Sure. Of course.
No, not into the studio. This is an invitation to step into the painting. That’s right, to explore from the inside as in a dream whilst colours flow and the image evolves. Then walk away when the painting is done. This is my experience everyday.
The painting now waits for someone else to step in. Someone who stops, looks, feels compelled to explore, and they step inside. Exploration becomes captivating.
Jim Pescott lives and creates in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is an international contemporary artist: recently Jim’s work exhibited in the Salon 2011 held by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-art, in France, at the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris. http://www.jimpescott.com http://facebook.com/jimpescottpaintingsindots
April 12, 2012
You’ve done this, right? Places in your thoughts like a vacation spot you dream about or maybe a new place to live that sounds wonderful. You have an image based on something but it isn’t based you having been there. Where have you been but you’ve not ever been there?
For me, as I work on a canvas, I’m often taken to see a place but I’ve never been there. I paint lots from real sources, real places, but there are options and eventually there is interpretation. It is something like looking at a black and white picture in a book and not knowing what the real colours are or what exisits beyond any edge of the image: with this, creativity awakens.
So I’ve been there but not ever been there. Every new canvas is so exciting.
Jim Pescott lives and creates in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is an international contemporary artist: he recently exhibited in the Salon 2011 held by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-art in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre. http://www.jimpescott.com http://facebook.com/jimpescottpaintingsindots
March 13, 2012
Love to experience of a place like this whether during a hike or on a path within my thoughts. Colours, lights and smells rolled up in sensations as I pass through, carefully, not to disturb the essense of things.
People write about experiences like this. I paint them.
American poet, Robert Frost, wrote “two roads diverge in a yellow wood” and somehow touches me as I paint. The spectre and foreshadowing all dwell within the trees as he continues reflecting.
“And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden back.“
Wondering about trees in your world and what transpires for you.
Jim Pescott is an international contemporary artist who lives and works in Calgary Alberta. To contact Jim directly about his paintings, or a project you think about, please phone 403-870-0591 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. His website is http://www.jimpescott.com