12″×9″ watercolour using DickBlick artist colours on 140 lb Fabriano watercolour paper.

While having lunch in Beaufort, NC (which is a popular stopping place for yachters sailing from the north headed towards the south Atlantic) we were walking along the boardwalk at the main marina, when it came to me that most of the yachts I was looking at cost more than my home. It was a lot of money floating out in that harbor.

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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  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful , fresh and delightful watercolour! Great work Jim!

  • What a great comment Sandy, thank you. Ya got me feeling good about it.

    – Jim Phillips

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    wonderful work in this Jim a delightful piece !!LIZ

  • Very sweet of you to say Liz, thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 4 years ago

    Great painting- excellent job on the detail. I love the title!

  • Thanks Lora, I kinda like the title too.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Richard Bradley Bonds
    Richard Bradle...over 4 years ago

    Your colors sing a nice boating spirit.

  • Thanks Richard, that’s a great comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltover 4 years ago

    gorgeous Jim

  • Thanks Luda, you’re a dear.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    A wonderful painting Jim I thought it was a photo looking at the thumbnail. x

  • Can’t get a finer compliment than that Irene. Thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalover 4 years ago

    a great work my friend, a genius watercolour..

  • You’re being way too kind, but thank you just the same.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckover 4 years ago

    I think this is just great, Jim….everything is in perfect harmony. Blue ribbon material!

  • Great comment Gordon, and much appreciatd, thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Jim. There’s so much rigging on one of these yachts that it’s hard to keep track of it all, but you did a great job in sorting it all out. Love the title, too. As they say (whoever “they” is) that money isn’t worth anything til you spend it.

  • Let this be just between us Marsha. I actually intensionally left out a few lines in the rigging for artistic reasons. lol Thanks dear.

    – Jim Phillips

  • firstglance
    firstglanceover 4 years ago

    nice job jim !!love the form and depth in this, great watercolor !!love the title

  • Thanks Harry, delighted to see you taking just alittle more time on the bubble.

    – Jim Phillips

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