Winsor Newton paints on 90lb Fabriano paper

Painted for a challenge in the Just Watercolours Group, special thanks go to photographer, Steve Smith for his photo entitled Eilean Donan.

Eilean Donan by Steve Smith

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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  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalabout 5 years ago

    this is a excellent watercolour Jim…

  • Thanks for such a nice comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 5 years ago

    The atmosphere of the place is perfectly rendered. It seems you are more optimistic than the photograph shows : your sky and water are brighter and to me, iit’s fantastic like that. Love the colours used too

  • This was a challenge for me Corinne, in that the colours are deep in the photo. I was a bit nervous that I might get them alittle muddy if I got to dark. Love the photo, but I OK with mine being a little bit brighter.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaabout 5 years ago

    wonderful rendering. i was surprised where you are living firstly. lol. great pinting Jim.

  • I think I prefer my home first Hidemi. lol Thanks for the comment friend.

    – Jim Phillips

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKabout 5 years ago

    lovely painting Jim and the colours are great.

  • That’s very kind of you Gloria, thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • katymckay
    katymckayabout 5 years ago

    Jim…you have made an excellent painting from Steves photo..I fell in love with that pic as soon as I saw it…I was going to enter this challenge..but a bit nervous now I’ve seen your lovely painting..Cathy

  • You’d better get painting Cathy, I love to see what other artist do with the same subject. For me at least, it about the personal challenge to see what I do, ever about whether I can paint it better than someone else. I would be excited to see your version of this. Of course I also know how to except a compliment too, and I know this is what your intent was, so thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 5 years ago

    Wow Jim this is fantastic…such a beautiful watercolour of the photo shown..your skills are shining brightly in this one! :-) ….perfection…

  • You’re just being too kind Linda. Thanks

    – Jim Phillips

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasabout 5 years ago

    Calmly liberate your work..the tones are wonderful!!!
    Love it!

  • That’s very sweet of you to say Dorina. Thanks so much.

    – Jim Phillips

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    awesome work Jim, love composition also

  • I really appreciate that Luda, thanks so much.

    – Jim Phillips

  • katymckay
    katymckayabout 5 years ago

    was definitely a big compliment Jim…you are a fantastic painter.i am a big fan of your work as you know !!!!!

  • Yes, I do know that. All I meant by that last statement was to offer some what of an apology to you for using your very sweet comment as a forum for me to step up on my soapbox. I get carried away sometimes. LOL Love both your wonderful comments and your support Cathy. Never think any differently, please. HUGs.

    – Jim Phillips

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

    excellent interpretation of the original…………No offense to Steve Smith but I like yours better.,

  • Thank you kj. That’s a fine compliment.

    – Jim Phillips

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