The Gardener by Jim Phillips

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WN watercolours on 140lb Fabriano watercolour paper

My wife Barbara is an unaware model in this realistic, but not neccessarily complimentary, scene of her digging in one of her many flower beds. Let just hope she doesn’t see this one.

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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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

    Super work Jim ,I am sure she won’t mind. x

  • Let’s hope your right Irene, for my sake at least. lol Thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • jammingene
    jammingenealmost 5 years ago

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 5 years ago

    A lovely portrait Jim! I’m sure Barbara is going to love this one!

  • Well, I know she’s got a sense of humor or she wouldn’t have stayed married to me, so maybe your right. Thanks Maree.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowalmost 5 years ago

    What a lovely painting!I bet Barbara will love it!

  • If you don’t hear from me for a while…… lol Thanks Sandy.

    – Jim Phillips

  • natayo
    natayoalmost 5 years ago

    I think it is a beautiful portrayal- have captured her singleness of intent (focus) very well

  • Thanks Fred, this really was my intention.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Pamela Plante
    Pamela Plantealmost 5 years ago

    Really wonderful Jim-a wonderful portrait. That is what is wonderful about it-it is realistic!

  • Thanks Pamela, I really did sneak out the door and shot a quick photo with a zoom, which is what I worked from, because she would have never posed this way.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaalmost 5 years ago

    a loving, lovely portrait of Barbara, Jim…who would not love this! it reminds me I should get to that myself…my flower boxes are waiting!

  • Just be on the lookout for weirdos with cameras when you do Cathy. lol Thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • kamaljeet kaur
    kamaljeet kauralmost 5 years ago

    grt work…iam sure she will be delighted!!!!!!!!!! :)

  • Let’s hope so Kamaljeet. lol Thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonalmost 5 years ago

    I love this – great colors and pose.

  • Very kind of you Lora, thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • René Pouzet
    René Pouzetalmost 5 years ago
    I like this everyday life painting very much, taken in the action and in a tranquil attitude of someone enjoying gardening. It is a “formidable” hymn to your wife and her favourite hobby Jim.
  • Thanks Rene, she does love to dig in the dirt. The little girl just comes right out.

    – Jim Phillips

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