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  • Writer's pictureJohn Pohl

2019: "The Gift," a juried exhibition at Galerie Beaux-arts des amériques i

This oil painting, 24 by 24 inches on a wood panel supplied by the gallery, was chosen by the Saint-Denis St. gallery for its annual juried exhibition in November and December 2019.

The painting was named The Gift of Colour, partly in response to the theme of the exhibition, which was The Gift.

The Gift of Colour was made with a glazing technique I have often used over the years, and is the starting point for a series of paintings I expect to show at MTL en Arts in 2020.

In this painting, I covered a colourful underpainting with a mixed black paint and then scraped parts of it away with a spatula, a brush and other tools, producing these delicate abstract and organic shapes.

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