Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Rainbow Beach


What could be more fun than deciding to head to the beach and finding a rainbow there?

When in doubt, give thanks! Here's another jewel from my Art Photgography Collection.

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All art, writing, photography, copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016



Bobby Zimmerman knew you didn't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Here is another jewel from my photo art archives. The sea, the coast, all shorelines that I explore, each and every one offer up unique and unexpected delights. I like the manatees, the dolphins, the shorebirds that most choose as their house toppings. How original to have a horse atop your seaside gazebo!

First, I love anything that has a patina of having endured the ravaging elements at the shore. The colors, tone and textures take on an authentic voice, a story told if you will. This roof has that feel, the hammered metal of the weathervane has it too. The colors and variations in hues soft and gray in this photograph are exceptionally appealing.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

A Very Fine Feathered Friend.


Do you see wisdom in these eyes? Knowledge perhaps? There is information that we carry in our DNA every bit of information we need to make the life journey. When I see the stalking skills of an egret searching for shrimp at twilight in the estuaries I know for certain that it's art is ancient.

I really dig the warm gray palette in this portrait, yet there are subtle pinks, yellows and faint greens in the fluttering water moving in the background as the tide in the salt marsh begins it's daily and relentless journey back to the sea.

It is my blessing to see such beauty. I share it to call your attention to it. Perhaps for a second in a snapchat (love it) busy world to slow your roll for a moment and breathe. Drink in this image of stillness and serenity.

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Night Heron On Day Watch


This is a bird I used to see in the salt marsh in Westport, Connecticut in the United States a few years back. It was a rare occasion and often at dusk from a distance. They were generally shy and secretive.

This shot was taken while aboard The Mayport Ferry, The Jean Ribault , crossing The St. Johns River in Florida USA. I suppose the constant and abundant schools of fish would bring this beautiful bird out for a daytime vigil on the watch for fish. It was my good fortune.

I like the contrast of nature and man. Here the industrial looking gateway booth for the barge to dock while loading and unloading in contrast with beautiful Night Heron both organic and with the ability to be mobile and using the work of man to suit it's purpose.

One of the other aspects of my nature photography is my love of color and palettes. here we have such similar markings on both bird and bridge.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Iv'e Looked At Clouds From Both Sides Now.


This is a sweet spot up along the coast in Atlantic Beach. My journey on this particular day got me thinking about Joni Mitchell's soulful ballad, "Both Sides Now"  I remember a James Taylor concert where he covered one of her tunes (as only he could) and mentioned that he considered her one of the best songwriters to ever walk the planet. Agreed?

I think that of them both. I do tend to meander and reflect when I am on this stretch of land, sea and sky. It touches my spirit in a freeing way. I like that I felt as though I might be flying as I saw this scene. I also really liked this palette. That counterpoint of the red life guard chair really sets it off!!

My painting is 14 x 11 inches painted with oil on canvas. It is available for sale on my website if you are interested in acquiring it for your collection!

Just a side note, if you love Jazz, like I do you have got to give a listen to Phil Woods and Herbie Mann "Beyond Brooklyn"  playing in my headphones at present. Great music to enjoy and write with while you are grooving on the flow.

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Beggar's Banquet


There are many sights and sounds that delight and amuse me as I travel on my coastal journey. The character, the antics, the aerial dynamics that the gulls perform along the beach and tideline continues to fascinate me.

I really loved the warmth in this scene with the counterpoint of a touch of the blue reflected in the low tide wet sheen of the background.. Our fine feathered friend here lucked out and alighted upon a little repast of grapes and corn left by humans departing the beach.

This artwork is 11" x 14 " done in oils on canvas panel. The gull is a laughing gull which is the most common here in Atlantic Beach, Florida USA. It is available for sale if you would like to see it and add it to your fine art collection at and my contact information is

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

River Crossing


The Brown Pelicans that inhabit my corner of the world both gliding across the Intracoastal Waterway like this one and soaring over dunes and riding updrafts of waves down the road at the shoreline and outer breaks of the Atlantic ocean fascinate me.

Do you think they look prehistoric? I do. Perhaps a bit of the Pterodactyl legacy? They are fearless and perfect flyers. As an artist I treasure the markings. I love the red and ochre bills, the creamy yellows of the neck and head and the black lower mask leading to the black pouch. Their body feathers are often a shimmering pearl gray and then the burnt sienna of the wings is a handsome combination.

Have you ever seen one dive from high up? They target that fish below and become a hurtling chevron to the sea. Then the ocean surface explodes with the impact!

Thank you for stopping by today. I am working on more painted canvas works to show in addition to these fine art wildlife photography pieces so stay tuned!

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2016