Sunday, November 17, 2019

Vineyard Morning



Hi everybody, welcome. Vineyard Morning is pencil on paper 18” x 24” study for a painting.
This is from my life- long series in the Coastal Journey, Here a scene from Martha’s Vineyard.

Thank you for looking at my art today. Art ©️ 2019 Alan Phillips

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Sunrise Baitfish Run

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Just off the easel!!
"Sunrise Bait Run" oil on canvas 16" x 20" (available)🐠
Back when I was learning how to fish here in Florida, went and bought myself a cast net - and some fiddler crab imitations for my flyrod. (a bit different than in New England) 🍤
I taught myself (along with Youtube) how to throw a cast net. I felt like I was doin' ok, I could get a dozen mullet or so on each throw and more than enough shrimp to feed the reds. So one day I'm throwin' the net and a guy walks up to me and asks, "How long you been throwin' the net? "Couple a months I say," proudly. "Want me to show you how to do it properly?" he asked with a smile. I had to laugh!😂
Well, I'm coach-able if I'm anything. Boy, was he good at it - perfect circle every time, a net full of wigglin' bait too!!🦀🦀🦀
I watch these guys who make their daily bread do this - and well, they are artists, grace, precision and bait with every throw.🎨
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Monday, December 24, 2018

Sunday Sanctuary

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 "Sunday Sanctuary" is my 36" x 48" oil painting on canvas, just off the easel.
I love those places, thoughts and vibes where you can simply be at ease with the planet and your own world- this is such a place. In this, my favorite time of year, my Christmas wish is that these bright and beautiful days and indeed my art bring you comfort and joy.
Thank you for looking at my art today.
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

It's Better When We're Together.

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"It's Better When We're Together" oil on canvas 16" x 20" (available $800)
The stately Royal Terns always appear to be happily self contained when they are basking with their tribe.
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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Coastal Conversations

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"Coastal Conversations" is just off the easel! It's 16" x 20" oil on canvas and is available.

When I think back on all of the amazing conversations I have had sitting with an ocean view and people I love - gratitude simply envelopes me. Perhaps you have been blessed this way as well?

This work was completed in my more painterly, gestural brush work range. It's a time I get to play with rough and smooth edges of things juxtaposed. The splashes of bright sunlight play off the shadows, the colors enriched by the saturation of light - nice and loose and easy like those coastal conversations!

I want to thank all of you who like, love, comment and share my art. Your input and collaboration are warmly welcomed and appreciated .

Thank you for looking at my work today. is where you can view more of my Coastal Journey. Art © 2018 Alan Phillips 

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Vanity Heading To The Light

Hi everybody, welcome.  Here is my original oil painting "Vanity Heading To The Light" 36" x 48"

I have just started putting my work on Fine Art America where you can purchase affordable quality prints of my originals! Please stop by and have look!

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Thank you for looking at my art today. Art © 2018 Alan Phillips

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The Indian

Hi everybody, welcome.
This is an oil painting I just finished, it’s 30” x 40” commission called “The Indian,” that’s my patron’s title as it was the name of the horse when she purchased him from the actor Tab Hunter.
This is a woman who has owned horses most of her life and raised champion show dogs. When we met and I had a tour of her home I was stunned to find that she has a very comprehensive fine art print collection with some of the contemporary realist artists that have been my heroes since college. Like a singer with perfect pitch, regarding this type of realism her selection was spot on!
The Indian was a friend to her – descriptions and tales told in loving memory, both of The Indian and Tab Hunter makes a portrait of this nature a large idea to live up too.
Generally, for something of this caliber I take a day or a week – to photograph the subject until I capture what I want. In this instance the only reference material was one blown up 20” x 30” Kodachrome print, now faded and one 5” x 7” snapshot of the same pose which I took a picture of and had an 8 “ x 10” made and worked from that. She did not want ‘The old barn’ in the background and left it to me to create an environment for her friend.
My thought was, “Where would this horse love to be?” He’s a Paint so – the mesa, the foothills? I think he looks right at home.
I brought her over and she brought her grown lawyer son, (uh - oh), to my studio to review before heading into the final version which you see here. “I knew it would be good,” she said. “But this exceeds all my expectations!!” I love hearing that. And you know, “Holy Shit!!” another fav – lol!
Truly, the best part is seeing and feeling the contentment, happiness and joy when someone is connecting with the art whether it’s a commission or an existing painting. She once asked me, “What does it feel like to be that gifted and have your level of talent?” “First of all, gratitude, then responsibility,” is how I responded.
Yes, it is magical, it’s a high when you nail it, yes, at times inspired but no advancement happens, no accomplishment manifests without the focus, the discipline and the work. I always want to do as much with it, reach as many people as I can and I never feel like I have done enough.
Thanks for looking at my art today. If you are considering a commission send me a pm and let’s chat about it!
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Have a sterling day!  More to come.....