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Watercolour on 140 lb watercolour paper
original 22″ × 18″

“South 40” is more of a southern slang term not neccessarily referring to an actual direction or measurement of areas, but moreover to the properties on a farm that are the fartherest away from the farmhouse itself.

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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  • Alleycatsgarden
    Alleycatsgardenover 5 years ago

    great composition, and balance. I like the warmth of the golden field in the mid-distance and the cool shade of the tree that you need to pass through to get there… And I personally love rickety old fences and gates. Great job

  • I understand, I’m a sucker for seascapes. Thanks so much for a super comment, it’s really appreciated.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 5 years ago

    No, no you are not a sucker for seascapes !!…
    you gave this one such a depth and a peaceful atmosphere, I feel I am on the path overlooking the field…. it looks like a stage setting ! and the use of those two warm colours gives a real expressive tableau.. I would like to sit with my picnic basket right there at South 40 !

  • You’re just to sweet. I withdrawn the above comment and add, “I just a sucker for a good landscape!” Thank you Corinne for a lovely comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 5 years ago

    This is such a restful painting.
    I really like the composition. Especially how you have the viewer right there on the track.I wouldn’t mind sharing Corrine’s picnic in that spot!!

  • Then we’ll just turn it in to a party. Thank you Sandy.

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 5 years ago

    beautiful restful painting Jim …..wonderful watercolour…the tree is magnificent

  • A very kind comment, thank you so much Linda.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Huntover 5 years ago

    this one has a wistful atmosphere of “those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” and immediately brings back tons of wonderful memories! Great job, Jim.

  • Sounds like you grew up on a farm Douglas. It really appreciate your wonderful comments. Thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 5 years ago

    Really evocative work Jim….peaceful and serene…I love the sunshine in the far fields, balanced by the shade in the foreground…it makes you want to stand at the gate and gaze forever….

  • Great observations Janis. Thanks for a wonderful comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    Good composition and nicely painted Jim.

  • Thanks Brian, I always appreciate your comments.

    – Jim Phillips

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 5 years ago

    love everything abou this……we could very well be neighbors………

  • Everything? LOL You and I would probably stay in trouble if we were neighbors.

    – Jim Phillips

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 5 years ago

    yes brah’ everything………………never doubt my comments …you know that………
    and yes we would probably be in trouble…..but mostly with the wives……….lol

  • Neophytos
    Neophytosover 5 years ago

    Really evocative and very nostalgic work Jim .!I can’t stop looking at it
    Beautiful .!

  • Very kind comment and much appreciated. Thanks!

    – Jim Phillips

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