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
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“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.

A “Walk In The Sunshine” is always a cure if you are feeling blue. I remember this painting pushing me as I listened and responded to its diretion as though it wanted to get things done and move out into the sunshine. By pushing, I mean the canvas is energy filled and directs what it wants virorously: yes, some paintings are more relaxed in the creatiion process. This painting brings joyful sunlight if you have a place that feels blue. Perfect addition to your collection.

“Venice Siesta”

June 26, 2011

For the first half day in Venice, I found no adequate words to describe what I was seeing or feeling. I walked a labyrinth of passages while watching something quite incredible. The buildings, the boats and the canals seemed held together in a marvelous balance yet I couldn’t grasp what was plainly there for me to see. And it wasn’t until I sat to sip an Americano a table alongside a canal that I fully understood what it was I was supposed to see. Reflections! Amazing reflections. Everywhere. Reflections mirroring everything in the city to make it seem like two cities. Reflections enveloping me like I’m floating inside a balloon with lovely dreams painted on the sides.

“Venice Siesta” is one of the uncountable reflections I enjoyed in Venice. I have a series of these to paint.

Hostile, simply not habitable: “harsh” in itself being an understatement. Yet so prescious to the earth and to life. This coastline seems like no other I’ve ever  witnessed. When I first saw this place I was lost for words at the spectre of imagining how one, as a single human, might fathom the mere existance of such ice and vastness. Then, within it all, as I gazed out through the blue clear air toward these dense frozen sculptures, elements of attachment slowly seeped into my being as though I was existing with them.

“Antarctic Shoreline” is a real place on the coast of the Antarctica Peninsula. I’ve been there and I’ve seen it ( during the summer season). This is a snapshot really: the ice constantly changes in sync with glacial flows. At times the metamorphosis is stark as vast sections break away and plunge into the ocean.

“Antartica Shoreline” will be exhibited in Paris, France, in December 2011 at the Salon SNBA 2011 (Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts)to be held in the Carrousel du Louvre.