Friday, October 21, 2016

Lizard Brain


This one sure is keeping an eye on me, ready to bounce! It took a while to warm to these creatures. A friend once told me he did not think they were indigenous. That perhaps they hitched a ride in someone's suitcase from another clime. I am more a fan of the green ones. They have a slightly different shape and seem calmer, more laid back, and you know I love my California blues and greens!

I am an artist though and beauty is where I see it and find it. He is savoring the warmth of that starlight energy I know.. I loved the tonality and light in this little vignette. I also liked the softer hues of blues, browns, yellows and orange.

This is another from my photography fine art series.

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016 ©

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Roosting Egrets At Walt's Fishing Shack


Hi everybody. Way down in St. Augustine, Florida if you take a few roads off the main road until you come to a dirt road and then follow that road out through the salt marsh, way out in the middle of a secluded vista is Walt's fishing shack.

Are you a curious sort? I explore the road less traveled. When you do sometimes you get a surprise like this lovely little scene.

I really like the color in this one, the composition leads you into the scene and the shack played against the roosting egrets is a nice little point-counterpoint.

This is an oil painting 12" x16" on canvas. You can find more information at my website on price and easy contact for inquiries. If you would like to stay up with my progress please sign up for my newsletter by adding your email to my list!

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016 ©

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Beach Sunflower Safari


Hi everybody.

What is it about those first few moments you step on the sand heading down to the beach? There is excitement, anticipation, the fragrance of the sea, the breezes and wow, you get these beautiful little flowers (if you are paying attention) that welcome you with a very sunny disposition!

There are many paths to bliss. This is one of mine.

This is an oil painting 14" x 14" on canvas. It is available for purchase by contacting me
through my website

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016 ©

Monday, October 10, 2016

We Talked About Everything Under The Sun.


Hi everybody. Ever had a friend that you could tell anything to? I have. I do. It makes me feel fortunate indeed. There are some that are no longer walking the planet. I miss them.

This piece is a tribute to them. I remember my departed as it were. This is not a maudlin exercise by any stretch. It is a fond remembrance and  an honoring.

This is an oil painting on canvas 16" x 12 "

There is a great line from that James Taylor song Fire and Rain

"I 've seen fire and I've seen rain,. I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end. There were lonely times when I could not find a friend but I really thought I'd see you again."

So today, let somebody know, that is special to you, that you are glad they are here.

I'm glad you are here. Thanks for stopping by today.

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All art copyright 2016 © Alan Phillips

Friday, September 30, 2016

Prelude To A Sultry Evening

Hi Everyone. Welcome!

One day, wouldn't it be fun for one day to be able to cruise along the tree line of the dunes like a Royal Tern? This is what I refer to as elevated thinking. It's where I want my art to send you, where you may feel free to feel free. Are you there yet?

Prelude To A Sultry Evening is oil painted on canvas gallery wrap style. The size is 36" x 48" and is available for purchase by contacting me at or through my website where you can find pricing.

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All art on this blog copyright Alan Phillips 2016 © and may not be rproduced without written permission.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Glowing In The Coastal Drift


You know what I mean by the coastal drift right?  It's timeless. It makes you feel timeless. Perhaps you have been at the beach and had that very relaxing day and the tension is gone. You notice the clouds, you notice the path in the lazy float of the birds, the colors in the birds and the colors reflected in the birds that are white.

It's almost time to head back home. The temperature drops a bit and you are feeling light and easy. This is the moment. This is the going from nowhere to now here and you can float on that easy rhythm as if you were a bird or a cloud or a sea oat. That's the coastal drift.

I am sure you have figured out by now that my Coastal Journey series is about a feeling. It's my version and communication about rising. In my work I am searching for ways to present the opportunity to connect. Connect with nature, connect with your inner calm, coonect with being alive in an exquisite moment.

This is an oil on canvas at the 36" x 48" size and available for you to add to your fine art collection by visiting for pricing and please feel free to contact me there or for further information.

"Glowing In The Coastal Drift" is a prime example of my love of light, color, deft brushwork that creates a tangible reality but is not photographic. This piece also features a subtle yet dynamic composition leading you into the distance balanced with point and counter point.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On Morning Marsh Meditation


Truth be told I love the light, I love the color, amazing unfettered quality, the textures, the space, the inherent nature of each bird, tree, inlet but what I am really interested in is combining all of these elements so that they convey to you the elevated feeling I had when I stepped into this scene.

My wish for you, each of you is that you will breathe a little easier today. My hope is that my art will encourage you and bring you to 'there' just a moment to leave any thing that worries you to be for a moment and rise.

This is an oil on canvas. It is in the 36" x 48" size and is available for purchase for your collection on my showcase and you can contact me by email for further information.

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More to come....

All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016 ©