Sunday, November 8, 2015

Racing the high tide line.(.North by Northeast from the Southeast)


Thank you. All of you who come and visit and refer to earlier posts when I have not posted in a while. I appreciate your interest. 

I have been working hard on my next series of which this is one. If you have been following for any length of time you know I am a creature of the Atlantic..fairly evident here I would say..! This is actually a stretch of beach called Atlantic Beach. A Common gull and a Royal tern are companions on this journey.

This is an oil painting on wood panel. The size is 28" x 48".

 It had several passages that had been scrapped back and starting over worked through new solutions. I had other birds flying, Rusty Turnstones running on the beach, a greater cloud scape and did not feel that any of those were working. I often feel my painting is finished when I can no longer add or subtract anything of value. The balance, rhythm and flow live comfortably in sync now. I also feel a painting is complete when the final image is equal to the joy that inspired me to make it. This is my bliss. I smell the salt air, hear the curling of the waves, float with with the feathered friends and revel in the sand beneath my feet. And perhaps, just maybe find a little treasure tucked into the tideline.

It is available for purchase. The price is $5,000.00 in USD plus shipping.
All inquiries are welcome by email to: Alan Phillips
put coastal art in the subject line. All correspondence will be answered promptly.

More to come......

Art is copyright by Alan Phillips 2015 and may not be reproduced without written permission.