Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Horizons


One of my favorite places and times of day are on the  surface of our great blue green friend on a blue sky sunny day. I forget there is anything else in the world when I am there save a dolphin breaking the surface or a row of pelicans in rhythmic pattern working the updraft of a wave.

I breathe deeply, I feel the warmth of the sun on my bare back and the cooler water when my feet are in the water. The sound is perfect, the fragrance fills my nostrils with the flavor of the earth, the taste of salt on my tongue and I know a huge belly laugh is mine when I catch that perfect wave, again.

This painting is 24" x 36" oil on canvas and is available for purchase. You can get the details from my website: and find contact information if you are interested in adding this work of art to your collection.

I dig the simplicity here. Whenever I use these colors with a high chroma, though not in an influential way I can remember Jasper Johns commenting that he liked to use red, yellow, blue. The colors here are what I saw and what I wished to see. The ocean is always transforming in color and shape and is varied in it's dimensional  sculpture form by the light and shadow.

More to come....

All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016