Heavy Acrylics on 12″×16″ canvas panel

This guy was indeed keeping an eye on me, he wasn’t ready to move just yet, but he was sending me that look like, “you’ve come close enough.” I was only about 5’ away.

Buy it, I’m already well into my 60’s and if I’m going to be famous, well, I’m running out of time. I like to think my work has been influenced by the great impressionists, although my wife says it’s because I won’t go and get my eyes checked. At any rate, I do love to paint watercolour and acrylics and it’s a true wish of mine that you enjoy viewing my work. Go ahead and let me know what you think, I love to read your comments. (Well….the good ones anyway.)

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  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 1 year ago

    he is definitely giving you ‘the eye’ Jim…lol…what a character…glad you managed to get a good shot of this striking bird .. it makes a wonderful painting..great work!

  • And they are not small bird either Linda…. he was still perched when I drove away a good fifteen minutes later. Thanks Linda.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work Jim , a wonderful painting . x

  • I worked from a photo I took Irene. We had a couple of nice warm days so I got out and about with my camera, but now it’s back to cold weather again. At least I can paint indoors when it’s cold.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 1 year ago

    You did a wonderful job Jimmy. That little touch of orange on the right of his beak is perfect! The colours all blend so well, and there is a sensation of reflective light on the back feathers. You are darn good at what you do Mr. P!

  • You left me feeling pretty good about this one Lynda. I do treasure your opinion so. Thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Jennifer Ingram
    Jennifer Ingramover 1 year ago

    You captured and painted this fellow excellently, Jim! Very nice! Is this in the Swansboro area?

  • He from the same area as the previous scene I posted Jennifer. That middle island that catches the two bridges crossing the White Oak. Thank you dear.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Sandra  Sengstock-Miller
    Sandra Sengst...over 1 year ago

    Lovely pelcian and seascape backround…………Sandy

  • Sweet and kind of you to say Sandy, thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Jaana Day
    Jaana Dayover 1 year ago

    This is just wonderful Jim!

  • That please me to hear such an opinion Jaana. Thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 1 year ago

    Just brilliant work Jim , the birds eye commands , wonderful art my friend

  • Always look forward to your wonderful remarks Paul, thank you much.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 1 year ago

    Absolutely brilliant! Of course anything with animals grabs my heart. His eye & posture gives this bird a commanding attitude…love it!

  • I guess I could have named it “Eyeballing Marsha,” but like you said earlier not everyone would have got it. LOL Thanks Marsha.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 1 year ago

    We were in Florida last month and saw a few of these – This painting makes me miss the sunshine! As always, I love the variety of values in your work and the really strong darks.

  • You’re right Lora, if you are anywhere near the coast you will run into these guys. Lately even folks living on the coast are missing the sunshine and warm weather as well, Thanks for that very kind comment about my variety of values and the contrast. I like that!

    – Jim Phillips

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckover 1 year ago

    Great work, Jim…I love the composition and sun drenched feel of this!

  • Glad to hear the warmth was portrayed Gordon, as in fact it was kinda cold that day I captured the image. Thanks buddy.

    – Jim Phillips

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