Orange Tree

October 28, 2011

Orange tree trunks must exist somewhere. Or rather, if the canvas wants an orange tree trunk then one simply appears. Either way, “Orange Tree” now exists.

Ever seen an orange tree trunk somewhere? Anywhere?

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After a wonderful week in Montreal at the Quebec 2011 art exhibition, it was great to get back to the studio in Calgary.

 

Evening Shadows” was the first canvas waiting by the easel: it wanted “yellow” and this happened with thin, wet, sloppy dots. Next the canvas wanted “trees”: in response, trees were identified with darker dots where trees needed to be. When the canvas wanted shadows, shadows happened one dot at a time.

 

A super time in the studio.

 

Jim Pescott
Paintings In Dots
www.jimpescott.com
403-870-0591

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Hello everyone,

 

Here’s a before the opening, behind the scenes, look at the Quebec 2011 contemporary art exhibition in Montreal from October 13th to 16th. Well, it is behind the scenes for Paintings In Dots as the crate has just been unpacked and the paintings are ready to be place on the wall.

 

It was amarvellous week in Montreal around the exhibition dates. Lots of wonderful new friends. And the paintings must have been sharing “en francais” as they too have lots of new friends. Plus, on the second to last day, a Montreal gallery approached about representing Paintings In Dots. Mais oui!!!

 

Lots to do with two exhibitions in Paris this December as well as an exhibition in Florence. I’ll be sharing more information on this in the weeks ahead!

 

Jim Pescott
Paintings In Dots
www.jimpescott.com
403-870-0591

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“The Backstairs”

September 18, 2011

At any other time of day I would have walked past this place. But the light of the day, at that moment, placed a flight of wooden stairs on stage and the words “paint me” entered my thoughts. No trees, no sky, no people: just stairs at the back of an old building. “The Backstairs” is a forgotten place.

What do you experience in this painting?

“Autumn Spirit”

September 14, 2011

Autumn started in earnest today where I live. Leaves changing into new colours as winds bluster them into the air. This canvas was impatient with me as I painted. “Hurry, hurry”, it was saying. And I knew this was because the sun was now melting everything away.

“Windows In The Trees”

September 5, 2011

While unwrapping a new canvas the other day, a vision of deep shadows and windows in the trees came to mind: actually it really wasn’t a thinking experience as the canvas was sharing and my role is to listen and then respond although more and more I get the feeling I’m not responding.

“Windows In The Trees” is 20″x16″.

“Poppy Pageant”

August 20, 2011

The wonder of summer is colour: especially the marvelous colours of both wild and gardened flowers. When I was in Italy recently there were wild poppies blushing the landscape everywhere and I rather suspect this is so for much of Europe: I have the image of Monet’s “Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil” in mind as I suggest this.

“Poppy Pageant” is a canvas large enough for poppies to seem life size. These are garden poppies that bloom ardently. Do you bond with poppies each summer and feel a sense of loss as they fade? Your passion for poppies will bloom year round with “Poppy Pageant” in your collection.