Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Race Of The Skimmers!


This is my photograph of Caspian Terns heading out to the Atlantic Ocean from Atlantic Beach, Florida USA.

I have such a wide eyed wonder at the beauty of nature. Sometimes these magnificent birds stop over on our beaches during the winter months. It's a treat for me to see them. Thought you might enjoy them!

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All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Sound of Silence.


This is a place on Long Island Sound that is out at a point called Saugatuck Shores in Westport, Connecticut USA.

It has been a refuge for me to think and figure things out. It is a simple group of elements and together they always held the private domain of a sanctuary and yet to me, it is poetry of the highest order.

This is oil on canvas 12" x 16" and was in the month of May.

I loved the dynamic of the design, we never really do travel in a straight line do we?

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Love Blossoms.


Life is better with flowers.

I like Gardenias, Hibiscus, Giant Sunflowers, Magnolia, Peonies, Daisies, Wildflowers, and
Roses among many more. It is a pleasure seeing a field of flowers too. Doesn't a vista of Lavender bring a smile to your soul? I prefer those with fragrance. Natural aroma therapy soothes me as I inhale the scent of a gentle fragrance in one of these blossoms and it always elevates my spirit.

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This art is oil on canvas and is 10" x10" x 1.5" 

This is a prime example of my loose and tight harmony in handling of of the form as well as a gestural but controlled mark with the brush and even though the area at the bottom is a bit of a wash the remainder of the background may look it but it's not a wash it is simply left as I put it down vs working it to flatten it.

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Late Afternoon In Edgartown


Martha's Vineyard is such a special place. So much history, so much maritime history. I can only remember spectacular views from any vantage point on the island.

This was a perfect summer day and I had some time to just stroll along the streets that lined the harbor. I was struck by the beauty of these flowers supported by the white fence and the dreamy shadows cast on the lush lawn. Idyllic, I believe is the word.

I used oil on canvas for this and the size is 18" x 14" by 1.5" deep.

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

Last Light On The San Pablo


This is a little 11x14 inch study of a grand and favorite place, The San Pablo River where calm and stillness rules.

I'm not sure how you feel but for me being in nature gives me a respite from the chaos that a day sometimes brings my way.

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All Art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Springtime is for lovers and flowers....


What  is it about blossoms? Is it the color, the shape, the delicate flesh, the design, the many designs within one flower? Like love eh? I truly just beam each time I see a bouquet, a cluster in a planted garden or a stemmed classic sitting solo in a vase or glass on a table.

This was a hibiscus that I grew from a small plant in my backyard and my delight was constant looking out into the backyard and seeing a wall of different hibiscus color running riot in the afternoon sunlight.

To top it off I'm listening to Jose Feliciano sing "California Dreamin" beautiful art, beautiful music, beautiful singer on a beautiful day. Beautiful.

This one is 40" x 40" oil on canvas. And although I have not done many florals in the past 8 years I am looking forward to including more of them in my oeuvre in the future!

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Softly now.....


You just marvel...I just marvel. This is elegance to me. Do you feel the grace?

It's great being out on the river. This one is the ICW.

I watch individuals and teams of everything from wood ducks, egrets, herons, osprey, gulls, dolphins, manatees, swallows, red tailed hawks, kingfisher all find a place in the ecosystem here.

This was dusk, perhaps 30 minutes from the twilight cool enveloping the estuary once the sun fell behind the horizon. I adore this light. It is filled with grays at this time of day with only subtle differentiation from each other. In a word it is sensual. And that's a beautiful sight creating a lovely feeling.

This is another of my photo art series. I had to laugh thinking I was employing my photos a bit more than I like too, however I blocked in 4 new oil paintings yesterday so stay tuned!

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All art/photos copyright Alan Phillips 2016