Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Land Of The Loggerhead

Hi everybody. Welcome.

This is my watercolor study of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle.

We get our fair share of them on our shores as they come annually to nest here. They are exceptionally beautiful creatures in and out of the water. When I studied them I was surprised to find their are only 7 species of Sea Turtles on the planet. Most of them are classified as endangered. They are a fundamental link in the health of our marine ecosystem.

I hope you are fortunate and get to see one in the wild. Thank you for looking at my art today. is where you may see more of my Fine Art Coastal Journey. If you are in a related business like interior design or publishing reach out to me at I really enjoy meeting new people.

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2017 ©

Sunday, January 15, 2017

A Tender Moment In Larchmont Manor.


Hi everybody.

My painting is titled "A Tender Moment In Larchmont Manor" it is oil on canvas 26" x 32" The Manor was a comforting refuge for me when I lived in New York.

This is an isolated cove called Horseshoe Harbor in NY. Founded in 1888 The Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club is still a place where you can find great camaraderie in sailing and the salt life in a relaxed community. This is one of the wooden launches that served as tenders of a pair that ferry members out to their moored boats.

Larchmont Manor is tucked into  Long Island Sound and offered beautiful views in all four seasons. Even in the deepest winter chill with ice glazing the generous allotment of rock and the gazebos covered in snow there was a special and breathtaking beauty to experience on a visit there.

Overseen and generously maintained by the elected trustees of property owners of Map 610 my hat goes off to you for your keeping this wonderful treasure intact and available for the public to enjoy.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Coastal Legacy


Hi everybody. This is a scene from Mayport Village in Mayport, Florida in the Jacksonville area. These boats and the fisherman are what remains of a bygone era when so much of life was engaged in the handmade, organic, fresh caught, grown livelihood whether it was the farm or the vast ocean. I miss it. There seem to be fewer of them each year.

When I need to catch a glimpse of it I head out to this little fishing village where there used to be lumber mills. You can get you some fresh caught shrimp too. I would call them Mayport shrimp as some do but it is difficult to label them as there are many varieties. I get mine from a wholesaler and they are as tasty, rich, wholesome and flawless as though I had reached into the sea and pulled them out one by one. Perfect.

My painting of it here is a 15" x 20" watercolor on board.

The boats themselves are beautiful. I imagine they have seen so many adventures, gorgeous waters, fed so many families and could tell you outstanding stories of their journeys were they to speak. I love the lines, the patina, the sea and geographic related names on the hulls. Whether under way or at rest they are works of art to me.

Here's what I do with the shrimp. I put them in water and heat until just before a boil. I take them out, cool them down in cold water. Then I take of the shells and clean them. I heat a little extra virgin olive oil with fresh sliced garlic on a warm temperature until you can smell the garlic throughout the kitchen. When the garlic and olive oil are hot I put the shrimp in with fresh cut basil and cook for no more than two minutes. I eat them with veggies or pasta or in a salad. The way I cook them ensures that you will have a mouthwatering tender flavorful and flavor- filled shrimp every time.

Bon appetit!

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Blossom Dearie.


Hi everybody. This is a hibiscus blossom. It is a flower that does extremely well here in Florida. I find something so elegant and exquisite in their form and color.

I have used elements of both refined realism, abstraction and the gestural mark in this piece along with a dynamic composition which I feel holds your interest.

The original is 24" x 24 " oil on canvas and was sold a few years ago.

I titled it Blossom Dearie, because, well, I like her music and her voice so delicate and lilting while rendering great jazz classics just makes me think of these flowers.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

In The Channel


Hi everybody. I hope you who celebrate Christmas had a lovely time. Mine was spent with family. Laughter, good food and great company were gifts beyond measure.

Here we go into 2017. Right now is one of the most exciting times in history. Trust me on this. I suggest you put on your learning cap and your dancing shoes!

I may end up creating a slow movement in art like Alice Waters did for slow cooking. It's about the love and savoring and intention. Just breathe.

Therefore my post for the new year eve is one of grace, fluidity, wind in your face, a ribbon of sunlight, the sea, the dunes and personal freedom in this 6 foot by 4 foot  oil painting on canvas
titled, "In The Channel" which is a perspective from Vilano Beach, Florida looking over to St. Augustine, Florida and the lighthouse. Let's say we just have an easy sail into 2017!

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Blue Ocean.


Hi Everybody. Ok, so the title is one of the buzz words for start ups along with blue sky ventures.

I like it as a concept for our souls. Collectively as a civilization it's time for us to acknowledge our heritage and legacy in the beauty of our home planet earth and connect in a way that frees us to live healthy and sustain, rebuild, conserve our resources.

This Brown Pelican simply spread it's wings and rode the wind over the vast big blue.

This is another in my photographic fine art series. Please visit to see extraordinary wonderful coastal oil paintings!

I wish you a day of pure glide and ease on your travels.

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All photography, art copyright Alan Phillips 2016 ©

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Little Sun Dancing


Hi everybody. There's nothing like seeing sunset play of light washing over the tropical lushness here in Florida with a sport fishing boat chasing the tide home on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

This is my oil painting on canvas called, "The Reel Plan Sun-Dancing On The San Pablo." It is 24" x 36" and is available for purchase in your collection and if you would like more information please contact me at or visit

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