Acrylic using Galleria paints on canvas board 14″×11″

Painted with no reference, solely from my imagination. Was attempting to demonstrate to my acrylic students how to loosen up and just paint sometimes.

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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  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegatealmost 5 years ago

    You must have gotten the loosen up thing right for them. Great work as always, I love the colors and definition in this one.

  • Trying to get across to my students that it’s as much, if not more about creative expression than technical skills. That’s what I meant by “loosening up.” Thanks Barbara.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful combination of strong colors, fantastic Jim..

  • Not sure how accurate the colours are, but then it is my imagination, right? Thanks Jose.

    – Jim Phillips

  • webbie
    webbiealmost 5 years ago

    Just Beautiful Jim…love the reflection and moodiness of it :)

  • Thanks Webbie, love the comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallalmost 5 years ago

    Another masterpiece Jim!!! What-an-imagination…great color scheme to boot!

  • Thanks Bob, I truly appreciate your support friend.

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 5 years ago

    I can feel it coming and it scares me…an ominous feeling of pending storm…well done Jim…

  • Well I guess you know you influenced this one. It’s what came out of the class the other night. Thanks Janis.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous color & drama in this one. Do you dream in technicolor? Just curious.

  • I don’t have a glue about my dreams, Marsha. lol I guess I imagine in technicolor.

    – Jim Phillips

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 5 years ago

    love this composition, excellent colors, love it

  • Thanks Luda, how accurate the colours are who knows, but since it came from my imagination who cares. lol

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 5 years ago

    wow lot of atmosphere here Jim…impending doom..great movement in the clouds…makes the village look so small…!

  • That’s kind of you Linda, I was hoping that the little village would serve to let the viewer see the size of the impending storm.

    – Jim Phillips

  • JulieWickham
    JulieWickhamalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Jim – was imagining how I would go painting from my imagination – you have done such a great job everything is just right the light, the composition – well done.

  • Hi Julie, that really a great comment from you. Thank you so much.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowalmost 5 years ago

    We should all do some loosening up and just paint for the sheer joy of painting…nice work Jim!!

  • I knew you would get it Sandy. I hope I’m getting through to my students that it’s more about creative expression, than it is about technical skills. Painting needs to always be fun.

    – Jim Phillips

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