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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Surfer


Welcome.
Hi everybody. Here is another of my fine art photographs.

If you would like to see more of my coastal journey in fine art watercolors and oils please come and visit https://alanphillipstudio.com/

Thanks for looking at my work today.  More to come.....

All photography © 2017 Alan Phillips

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Gate To The Secret Garden

Welcome.

Hi everybody.
There is something magical about the home and adjoining oceanfront cottage that support this ever- blooming lush garden. Showcasing that large starfish as a work of art on the gate inviting welcome with a few touches of branches (line work) is artistry in living. Creating your environment and shaping a collaboration with nature and nurturing it so that you are surrounded by beauty is an act of love. I walk by and it always elevates my awareness and joy. Gratitude.joy. Gratitude.
Thank you for looking at my work today. If you enjoy it please feel free to share it with your friends and also come by and visit at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ to see some of my beautiful fine art paintings of the coast.

More to come..

All art/photography © 2017 Alan Phillips

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Italian Job


Welcome.

Hi everybody. I pass this oceanfront home on almost every walk I take northward up the beach. I will get around to painting a portrait of it one day. I probably have taken 50 different days of shots of it with clouds, in the rain, sunny mornings and afternoons and sunsets over a timeline of 8 years. It speaks to me. I love the palette. I dig how it's sort of tucked in, that pot of geraniums on the upper terrace.

Now, I don't know that this place or the owners are Italian but perhaps it has just a touch of Tuscan flavor?

If you would like to see more of my photography come find me and follow on Facebook and come visit to see and enjoy my Coastal Journey in oils and watercolors at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ I appreciate you looking at my art today.

Please feel free to share with your friends as you are enjoying my posts!

More to come.....

All art/ photography © 2017 Alan Phillips

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Answer Is Blowin' The Wind


Welcome.

Hi everybody. This photograph is from Little Talbot Island facing west. Behind me is the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The lean of these trees, most of them anyway seem to be south to north and it must take years for them to grow and in doing so have the tolerance to grow in the direction of the prevailing wind. It is a lesson in flexibility for me.

I love the energy flow evident in the movement of the trunk and limbs and the detail in the markings on the bark. It is simple yet lovely in it's design.

Thank you for looking at my art today. If you enjoy this please share with your friends and if you would like to see more of my coastal journey in fine art oils and watercolor paintings come over and visit me at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ 

More to come.....

All art/photography © 2017 Alan Phillips


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Miss Hazel and Becky Joe

Welcome.

Hi everybody. I know it might appear that I am nostalgic. Nope. I love the new tools we have, speed, communications and production that we all enjoy from the advances technology has brought us.

However in that process I have no wish to discard that which is profoundly stable, authentic, whole, delivers what it promises and can endure. I love the patina of things that have been in use for a while, well maintained and continue to provide service. Quality matters.

Whenever I visit Mayport, Florida and mind you this particular venue as any semblance of the fishing village it once was is being dismantled by the minute I still enjoy seeing these working shrimp boats. They are sturdy, solid, dependable and the end result for me is some of the best seafood on the planet in the catch that they bring to dock every day.

This is another from art series photographs of my coastal journey.

There are many beautiful fine art paintings in oils and watercolor on my website. Come and visit https://alanphillipstudio.com/ and if you enjoy what you see of my art here please share with your friends! I am now on Facebook as well and you can follow me there!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come.....

All art/photography © Alan Phillips 2017


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Morning Glories

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Funny, that as I speak with you this morning I am listening to Kenny Rankin and the tune on right now is "You Are So Beautiful To Me".

Morning Glories are special to me. They are in the same sort of good karma recognition as seeing dolphins or a red tailed hawk or eagle on the wing. When I spot them it is rare and the quality, authentic joy I experience at getting to enjoy their beauty makes me smile. These flowers only show in the morning sun around here. They are tucked back enough on the dunes that you actually have to be paying attention to see them especially the white ones. They are so exceptionally delicate and I love the random rhythms they form stretching on runners over the geography of the dunes.

If you would like to see more of my coastal journey in my fine art oil and watercolor paintings please come visit at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ and now you can come follow me on Facebook as well.

Thank you for  looking at my photography art this morning.

More to come....

All art/ photography © 2107 Alan Phillips

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Echo On A Summer Breeze




Hi everybody. Welcome. Just finished up a painting of our local Brown Pelicans gliding along a rising wave! This painting would rock the lobby of a coastal hotel, don’t you think? I am looking for a commissioned project creating a series of works of coastal shorebirds and coastal flora featured in the open spaces of a large interior.

It might be a hotel or healthcare facility bringing some extra warmth and humanity to the common spaces. Yes, it would look great in an oceanfront home with the interior to accommodate it or the conference room at headquarters!! It is six feet long and two and a half feet high in oil on gallery wrap canvas. This is one of the scenes that I often hear people speaking of with great affection about our shoreline here in Florida. There is something special about seeing the grace in a family of these birds in unison working the updraft of a wave effortlessly on a summer day at the beach. If you look with intention you will see that each pelican is slightly different.

Capturing subtle shifts in repeated patterns is one of my favorite visual nuances. I had this view out on the ocean, calmly sitting on my nine foot longboard awaiting a swell, tasting the salt on my lips, feeling the warm sun on my back and a little surprised by these fascinating creatures cruising by whose origins may date back to the Mesozoic Era. Creating art that illuminates the beauty of other species and our one shared ocean, fostering  connection and celebrating this hugely important resource on our planet is my passion and mission.

Thank you for looking at my art today.

If you like it please share it! You can find more examples of my art dedicated to the Coastal Journey at www.alanphillipstudio.com or contact me at alanlovesart@gmail.com to discuss commissions. Come follow me on Facebook for a wider range of the coastal experience! Copyright © 2017 Alan Phillips

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Howling Wolf Calls to The Fire & Rain


Welcome.
Hi everybody
I have always loved open spaces even as a child. Observing the changing sky and clouds have held a certain magical fascination for me. Color, space, light and form, combined with imagination, what else could a young artist ask for? Nature presents new wonders to me daily and I celebrate!

photography ©2017 Alan Phillips
Thank you for looking at my art today.
Want to see more ? Please visit me at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ for beautiful oil and watercolor paintings featuring the coast!
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Friday, August 4, 2017

First Signs Of Spring


First Signs Of Spring

The school on the hill was a magical place. I was stranger in a strange land. There were certain times though, I found great joy in camaraderie. Mostly, I was a multitude of one weaving through the crowd.

There is snow falling in huge flakes that are barely visible in the stark white morning as I peek out my dorm window at 5 am. No one else is up. I get dressed and push open the snowbound door with stealth and determination.

Borrowing Dave’s Head skis leaning against the wall outside I shuffle up the hill to the crest of the ridge out back that overlooks the woods, pause for a look at the breathless beauty of it all. I push off.

The only sound I hear is the slip, slip, whish-sound of the skis in the wet snow. I feel like I am flying, surrounded in a kind of delightful white purity with soft puffy snowflakes gently peppering my face. I can’t stop laughing. If you were standing on that very crest of the hill with your rosy cheeks, cozy in your goose down parka you would have seen me disappear down the trails into the woods.

 I was very late for class.

They were often heavy winters facing Parker Mountain in Center Strafford, New Hampshire. I didn’t mind. I skied in the snow-dusted dawn.

One of the shared moments that I savored every year that I attended was the first warm day that you could take your shirt off outside in springtime. It was a revelation, almost a rite of passage, a reward for having endured the cold and snow. A few pals and I would hitchhike down to Bow Lake on a Saturday morning sit on the rocks and soak up the suns warming rays. Here’s to Bow Lake and that moment.
This is an oil and watercolor on board 17" x 27"  Thank you for looking at my art today. https://alanphillipstudio.com/ stop by my website to see more of my Coastal Journey if you like this please share it with your friends. You can now follow my art/photography and writing on Facebook also!
More to come......
All art/ writing/photography © 2017 Alan Phillips

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sacred Steps


Welcome.

Hi everybody!


Sacred Steps


I love an old road
It doesn’t care about my wandering shoes
Traipsing down it’s weary bones out walking my visionary muse

I got a feelin’ for old roads
I love your cracks and craggy crumbling surface bending in the silent heft
Your empathetic non - resistance about my choices right or left

I find the space I crave on an old road
Freedom from relentless world discord
You calm me from the unraveling cacophony of people being bored

I wonder on the old roads
Expanding across your serene and lovely views
You give my frazzled mind a respite and my energy renews

Thank you for looking at my art and reading my words today.

More to come.....

If you would like to see more of my Coastal Journey come and visit at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ or join and follow me on Facebook. If you like what you are seeing please share with your friends!


Photography and poetry © 2017 Alan Phillips





Saturday, July 29, 2017

KONA


Welcome.

Hi everybody. "KONA" is my watercolor on watercolor board 15" x 20".

He was all heart and kindness. This was a commission. Kona and I became good friends when I cared for him when just a pup while his humans were away. He never forgot the days we romped on the beach! It always brought a huge amount of joy to spend time together. This portrait stands now as a cherished reminder of his light. You will find more of my Coastal Journey art https://alanphillipstudio.com/

I am available to discuss portraits of your friends and family from the animal kingdom. Just drop me a note at alanlovesart@gmail.com with an inquiry. If you dig what you are seeing here I hope you will share. Catch up with me for a follow on Facebook!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come.....
All art/ photography © 2017 Alan Phillips

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Gift Of The Sea

https://alanphillipstudio.com/

Welcome.

Hi everybody. One of the great pleasures of my life is the sea, the shoreline and what I find on my Coastal Journey, what my Coastal Journey finds in me.

I marvel at the birds, the waves, the clouds, the rhythms, the dunes and the overwhelming sense of serenity and well being from spending time there.

It is my intention that some of that vibe comes into your world today when viewing my photography.

If you would like to enjoy my oil paintings on canvas stop by https://alanphillipstudio.com/
and if you enjoy what you are seeing please share with your friends both here and you can now follow me on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-Phillips/100016706710044 I have recently been featuring some of my most popular works on t-shirts and stationary items here https://www.zazzle.com/s/sunnybeachman my shop on Zazzle called Sunnybeachman.

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come....

All art/photography © 2017 Alan Phillips


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunny Nap At The Beach

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Shorebirds are one of my major focal points on my Coastal Journey. They have an infinite variety of shapes , sizes and behaviors in addition to their simple beauty. Isn't it amazing how relaxed this lady is enough to close hers eyes and enjoy the warmth of the sun?

You can see more of my coastal journey, please stop by https://alanphillipstudio.com/
where you will find a range of beautiful oil and watercolor paintings for purchase. Follow me on Facebook too as there is even more fun about the Coastal Journey there! https://www.facebook.com/

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come....
All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips 2017 ©

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Feelin Good


Welcome.

Hi everybody. I first heard the song "Feelin Good" when I was a kid in my mother's house. Nina Simone was the vocalist. I believed every word she sang.


Birds flying high you know how I feel
Sun in the sky you know how I feel
Breeze driftin' on by you know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life for me yeah
It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life for me
And I'm feeling good

Fish in the sea, you know how I feel
River running free, you know how I feel
Blossom on the tree, you know how I feel
It's a new dawn
It's a new day
It's a new life
For me
And I'm feeling good

Songwriters LESLIE BRICUSSE, ANTHONY NEWLEY


Thank you for looking at my art today. See more Coastal Art at https://alanphillipstudio.com/

More to come.....

Photography/art copyright Alan Phillips © 2107

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Rainy Day

Welcome.

Hi everybody. I love a rainy day. Rainy days at the beach offer a wealth of joy in different ways than a welcome day of bright blue sky sunshine does.

In my art photography here muted tones come together to create softer palettes in color hues. I enjoyed seeing these ochre, red, subtle green, blue colors collaborating in a peaceful harmonies. It's like you could float in the air, right?

You can catch a whole bunch more beautiful scenes from the coast done in oils on canvas and watercolors on my fine art site https://alanphillipstudio.com/ please come by and have a look around. The works for sale are listed as available and those sold with a red dot if you are looking for something special to add to your collection.

Now if you like to wear your favorite art or coastal scene come on by over at https://www.zazzle.com/happy_hibiscus_t_shirt-235103447150040707 and have a look at this beautiful hibiscus painted in oils featured on a black t-shirt.. Your friends will be wondering where you got it!

Thank you for looking at my work today.

More to come......

All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips © 2017


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Little Thrill At Pete's Bar & Grille.

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Well, it is nature after all! I like to step outside the lines occasionally just for fun with my art photography. This is one of those times!!

It’s overwhelming.  I’m exhausted. It’s the work, the stress, the POTUS tweets
My remedy is to grab my baby and head on down to Pete’s


I say “Darlin, the madness is too much and we’ve got to get out!!”
She smiles. “I’ll put on my red dress and my high heel sneakers lover. No need to shout!”


I say “Honey, you are lookin’ so tempting and sexy  tonight
You better wear some boxing gloves in case Doug Oakes might wanna fight.”


We waltz right in,  greet our tribe and hoist a few
Most nights it’s the nest over which the cuckoo flew
We lay our quarter down,  pick up a cue
The eight ball is my pal tonight. Stick and ball know what to do

Now we’re feelin ahh-right,  a full adjustment from our week of troubles
Staggering outside we laugh out loud at the sunset in our beer goggle bubbles!


Photography and words copyright Alan Phillips © 2017

Have a look around at https://alanphillipstudio.com/  to see and enjoy my watercolor and oil painting art featuring my coastal journey!!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

All art/words/photography ©2017 Alan Phillips





Sunday, July 9, 2017

Benevolent Beauty of the Sunday Morning Sunrise


Welcome.

Hi everybody. I like things that are subtle. I like the other more high impact stuff too but in views like this one you have a chance to take a moment, breathe and look around. It's understated.

This is from my photo art series. If you would like to view my fine art oil paintings of my Coastal Journey. C'mon over to https://alanphillipstudio.com/ and feel free to sign up for my newsletter.

If you are on Facebook you can follow me there or send a friend request! https://www.facebook.com/

And it's just the beginning! You can now buy some of your favorite Alan Phillips art over at https://www.zazzle.com/jacksonville_beach_t_shirt-235314703419033433 

Thanks for looking at my art today.

More to come.....

All art photography © copyright Alan Phillips 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

From Sea to Shining Sea.

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Freedom is among the greatest gifts that I enjoy. Happy 4th of July.

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come....

All art/ photography copyright Alan Phillips ©2017 https://alanphillipstudio.com/

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The Soaring Soul

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Wouldn't it be fun to be a bird? Just for a minute, an hour? Lift off and fly wherever you want. I see the kite boarders and the folks with the power parasailing-gliders and boy does it look like a blast having all that air time and being in control of it.

I have experienced air time at different occasions in my life. It is exhilarating and peaceful at the same time. This is one of my art photographs expressing the idea of freedom in gliding over the land and the beauty of the coast.

You can catch many more of my Coastal Journey ideas in oil on canvas fine art at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ I invite you to join my newsletter email group too where I post my newest works first and have offers exclusive to my friends.

Check out my Zazzle shop called  Sunnybeachman to dig some of the cool Coastal collection of posters, prints and T-shirts! https://www.zazzle.com/loggerhead_sea_turtle_print-256306279864958402

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come......

All art photography copyright Alan Phillips © 2107


Friday, June 30, 2017

Where The Doves Fly

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Doesn't this photograph make you want to take a deep breath? It does for me. Breathe in, breathe out.

This is one of my favorite places to take a moment to appreciate this planet we call home. I am frequently stopped in amazement in the beauty I find here.

If you are liking my photographic work here or the original oils and prints you can find at https://alanphillipstudio.com/ please be sure to include your friends-share the love!

Do you like to find new ways to express yourself? Tuck into some of my designs and art on t-shirts, note cards and coffee mugs or a nice canvas print stop by at https://www.zazzle.com/in_the_channel_canvas_print-192854924650554091

Are you a Facebook fan? I share much more of the journey and you can follow me on
Facebook!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come......

All art photography copyright Alan Phillips © 2017


Sunday, June 25, 2017

A Chevron Of Egrets Heralding Summer.

Welcome.

Hi everybody.

This is such a wonderful sight. It lifts my spirit immediately when I am at the shore and I look up to see these beautiful creatures lit by a brilliant sun.

It makes me wonder where they have been, where they are going.

Please stop https://alanphillipstudio.com/ see more of my coastal journey painted in oils on canvas.

And by the way there is some pretty cool beach bags, sneakers and tee shirts and more with my designs on them at https://www.zazzle.com/sunnybeachman stop by and have a look around!

If you like what you see please share with others and if you like let's connect on Facebook.

Thank you for looking at my photographic art today.

More to come.....

All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips © 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Skipping Ruddy Turnstones



Welcome.

Hi everybody. This oil painting on canvas of Ruddy Turnstones is 11" x 14" and another of my recent studies of shorebirds here along the Atlantic coast.

Yes it is available for sale at www.alanphillipstudio.com. come on over and give your eyes a little refreshment for a working wellness Wednesday!

You can also find some new treats on t shirts, sneakers, mugs and stationary at https://www.zazzle.com/sunnybeachman with my artwork decorating your favorite items!

Please come on over to Facebook and connect or you can find me and connect on LinkedIn.

Thank you for looking at my art today. Happy Wednesday.

All art copyright Alan Phillips © 2107

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Taking A Breather



Welcome.

Hi everybody. I love these little Sanderlings. Seldom do they stop and this one took a shine to me and posed.

I have many shorebirds for you to peruse on my website this one is Oil on Canvas
14" x 11" x 1.5 $400.00 USD (shipping and handling additional contact me if interested alanlovesart@gmail.com) and is called "Taking A Breather" www.alanphillipstudio.com

If you are liking what you see here on my blogposts and might want to find a special gift or a favorite work of my art on a shirt, coffee mug, poster, greeting card or even a pair of sneakers! Please visit me at https://www.zazzle.com/sunnybeachman

It's going to be a brilliant coastal summer!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come......

All art copyright Alan Phillips ©2017

        
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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

In The Channel

Welcome. Hi everybody.

We here at the beaches all love St. Augustine. I was out on a Sunday morning walkabout down in Vilano beach with my feet in the perfect blue green water just breathing in the fresh salty air and this sloop came up the channel to head out towards the open water passing the St. Augustine Lighthouse and I was inspired to make a painting of the moment. The sailor looks like he is in command of his ship and heading to his freedom.

Now you can have a gorgeous print on a canvas of this 6' x 4' oil painting on canvas in a range of custom sizes!!! Here-
https://www.zazzle.com/in_the_channel_canvas_print-192854924650554091

Thank you for looking at my art today. Please, stop by www.alanphillipstudio.com for more of the Coastal Journey

More to come......

All art copyright Alan Phillips 2017 ©



Monday, May 29, 2017

Hibiscus State Of Mind



Welcome.  Hi everybody.

One of my classic hits with my friends is this pink  hibiscus oil painting on canvas the original 36" x 36" Now it's available on cards, t shirts, sweatshirts and other fun collectibles at https://www.zazzle.com/sunnybeachman have a look around and have some fun.

I grew this flower from a tiny plant cutting in my backyard which grew to 7 feet tall and produced these enormous, colorful, delicate and smile growing blossoms! It called to me to paint it!

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come.....

All art copyright Alan Phillips ©2107




Sunday, May 28, 2017

In memory with gratitude

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Being of service to others is the greatest gift to mankind. Thank you to the veterans and those who are now protecting freedom.

Thanks for stopping by today.

More to come.

All photography and art copyright Alan Phillips © 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May your dreams lift you higher today.

Welcome.

Hi everybody. This is one of the beautiful citizens in the photographic part of my Coastal Journey series allowing me to participate in the generosity of it's presence. Happy Sunday. May your dreams lift you higher today.

Thank you for looking at my art today. Please visit www.alanphillipstudio.com to see more of my Coastal Journey.

More to come....

All art/photography copyright Alan Phillips 2017 ©

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

She Listens to Seashells by the Sea Shore


Welcome.

Hi everybody. This is my watercolor 22" x 36" on Moulin Du Roy cold press 300lb watercolor paper. It is the first in a series of watercolor paintings for a children's book I have written about a little girl and her adventures living by the coast.

I like the composition and the tones very much in this painting as well as a slight view from above. It also captures a very Floridian ambient soft sunlight. The upper right area of blue was left open to be able to accommodate a block of type.

If you would like to see more of my coastal art please visit www.alanphillipstudio.com
Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come...

All art copyright Alan Phillips 2017 ©

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Greeting

Welcome.

Hi everybody. Simple things can add so much to our lives. Take flowers for example. Although I must admit that the creation of flowers seems like no simple feat to me. I do enjoy the color, the delicate flesh of the petals and often a heavenly fragrance. Think Magnolia blossoms.

I spotted these Geraniums and Marigolds on the front steps of a beautiful home. Combined with the design that the sun splashed railing created with shadow, the terra cotta pot and the nuances of reflected color on the white wood and the texture on stone stairs made for a stunning little vignette.

It is a nice little 'hello' to come home too...don't you think?

This is a watercolor on board 15" x 20" and is sold.

If you would like to see more of my art and the journey of my coastal adventures, please stop by at www.alanphillipstudio.com.

Thank you for looking at my art today.

More to come....

All art copyright Alan Phillips 2017 ©

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ride The Tide And Go With The Flow

Welcome.

Hi everybody.  My watercolor on Arches paper is called "Ride The Tide And Go With The Flow" 15" x 15" It is one in a series of a larger project. This whelk is the ultimate in marine design suited to it's life. They have been here on earth for 30 million years.

I have been reading lately about innovation in form and function with Nike, Cole Haan, IoT and many more. I remember reading about Christian Dior and his forays into nature for inspiration.

On my studio wall there is a statement. "If you can dream it, you can do it." Perhaps we could collectively dream of a bigger peace, a healthier sustainable life in collaboration with our planet and to my earth tribe, "If we can dream it, we can do it."

Thank you for looking at my art today.

Please visit www.alanphillipstudio.com to see more of my coastal journey.

More to come....

All art copyright Alan Phillips ©2107


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pecan Pie Anyone?

Welcome.

Hi everybody.

Ok, so let's say you are responsible for creating the art for the food page every month of a popular local magazine. How are you going to make it a little different? How in the world are you going to do pecan pie differently?

One of the first things I would do with an assignment if I didn't have an instant 'eureka' moment was to research the subject. One of the things I found out was that among two of our founding fathers, Washington and Jefferson thought that pecans would be and were a profitable agricultural cash crop.

And...when enjoying a leisurely dinner discussing oh, let's say a constitution, a declaration, the price of tea we come to the coffee and dessert and there is one piece of pecan pie left..uh, oh! It's a duel of the fastest fork!

Art and humor are such a wonderful visual device. This was watercolor and ink on board.

Thanks for looking at my art today, to see my coastal journey artwork please visit www.alanphillipstudio.com.

More to come.....

All art copyright Alan Phillips © 2107

Monday, April 10, 2017

Conductors of Sumptuous Symphonies!


Welcome.

Hi everybody. Ok. So, I am gone off the reservation here for a bit until my new coastal pieces are finished!

Stay tuned I have not forgotten my mission.....several pieces are in progress on my drafting table and easel, in the meantime a tad more fun! Wouldn't that be a great name, Tad Morefun?

Here is another from the food page series from Water's Edge Magazine in my humor style illustration. This story was about all the groovy gadgets you can have fun with in your kitchen. Williams Sonoma lookout!

I am all for great kitchen appliances and tools, great knives, Sabatier and Henckels for me along with the utensils that actually have a reason to take up space on my counter.

Do you have any that you love, can't live without? This piece was created in pen with watercolor and ink on watercolor board.

If you want to see some great coastal art please visit www.alanphillipstudio.com.

Check in with me on LinkedIn if you are in business!

Your comments are welcome.

Thank you for looking at my work today.

More to come.....

All art copyright Alan Phillips ©2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

And now for something a little different....!

Welcome.

Hi everybody. OK, OK I know this blog is about the coast and wildlife, so we have a least some fish caught from the ocean in this one and the chicken was of nature's wild origin!

I used to have the food page of a magazine to illustrate every month and although I chose to alternate from straight realism to humor when the story warranted it I like them both approaches equally.

My artist pal once said to me that he didn't think any artist on the planet, in the USA anyway hadn't done some version of Grant Wood's "American Gothic" and here's mine.

The article was about locally grown food for our tables, organic, and the healthier ways we can feed ourselves and support our communities.

Thanks for looking at my work today. When you want some of my tasty coastal journey realism please visit www.alanphillipstudio.com

More to come....

All art copyright Alan Phillips © 2107

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Willet Morning

Welcome.

Hi everybody. This oil painting on canvas panel is another in my series of coastal shorebirds and traveling companions on the beach!

You can find more coastal art at www.alanphillipstudio.com and you can find me on LinkedIn as well.

Thanks for looking at my art today.

Mote to come.

All art copyright Alan Phillips ©2107

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Coastal Repast!

Welcome.

Hi everybody.

This was my watercolor on watercolor paper 20" x 30" for the magazine Water's Edge of a low country boil.

Actually the piece was about crawfish. I chose to make it about the low country boil.

The reason for that choice was to celebrate a friendship and a discovery. I had a neighbor who grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. He came over to my porch one day and said, " My family is celebrating my birthday out in Fort Caroline. Our family home is right on the river. I'd like you to come out and enjoy yourself." "Done." I said without missing a beat. This is similar to the feast we shared. It was a grand day. I became a fan of this delicious traditional southern dish.

Thank you for looking at my art today. You can view more coastal art at www.alanphillipstudio.com.

More to come.
 
All art copyright Alan Phillips ©2107

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Royal Day At The Beach

Welcome.

Hi everybody.

"A Royal Day At The Beach"​ is my 11"​ x 14"​ oil on canvas panel painting of one of my favorite denizens of the coast. I am amazed at the aviary of airborne acrobats at the beach. I am dazzled at how dynamic the pelicans, osprey, red tailed hawks, gulls, gannets and common terns display their prowess in the sky. It is the Royal Tern however that gets my vote as the most elegant warrior on the wing. Thank you for looking at my art today. See more coastal jewels at www.alanphillipstudio.com

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All art copyright Alan Phillips 2017©



Monday, March 6, 2017

The Finishing Touch


Welcome.

Hi Everybody. I have a friend who is an artist that says , "Put a tie on it and call it sir." he was referring to framing a work of art. These days with the coastal and informal looks of much of the interior design I see and consult on there seems to be a consensus that art does not need to always be framed to have the right feel for a space.

What do you think?

Personally, I like frames. I like the complete look of a beautiful work 'contained'. However in my piece here "Glowing In The Coastal Drift." oil on canvas 36" x  48" lives in harmony in my studio with the cotton duck sofa and linen pillows, the coffee table with the charming patina and the jute rug and of course the sea shells without a frame.

This work is on loan at the moment in a palace of a home in Ponte Vedra Beach and may have a frame in it's  the future! If it does I'll post it and do a comparison. Feel free to leave a comment below if you are of a mind to.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see more of my art at www.alanphillipstudio.com for more of the coastal journey art.

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All art and photography copyright Alan Phillips © 2017