16″×20″ canvas board
WN Galeria Acrylic paints

This painting proved to be one of the more challenging works I’ve done in a long time. As beautiful as the yellow lillies were what really caught my eye and what I’ve made the focal point of the painting were two Birch trees and the fantastic colours provided by the peeling bark.


trees, birch, flowers, lilly, acrylic, landscape

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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  • ummz
    ummzabout 4 years ago

    The peeling bark looks amazing.

  • I’m very pleased to hear that comment, thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 4 years ago

    gorgeous work. Birch looks stunning

  • Thanks Luda, appreciate your comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 4 years ago

    Wow, wow wow ! one of your best Jim ! This is absolutely stunning work.
    Excellent rendering focusing on the peeling bark of the two birch trees, not to mention the yellow lillies. Very nice overall tonality to this piece of art..

  • Lovely comment Corinne. If you approve, I know I’ve done well. Thanks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    I totally agree with Corinne. You’ve really outdone yourself on this one, you really have. It’s just so beautiful & well done all the way.

  • Thanks Marsha, that really makes me feel very good about this one.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 4 years ago

    Ohhhh such vibrant detail Mr. Phillips…this is just magnificent!!! Rings all my bells!!!

  • Sweet comment Susan, thanks so very much.

    – Jim Phillips

  • bouncy
    bouncyabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful painting!

  • That is so appreciated bouncy, thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful painting Jim!
    You did such an excellent job overall…but the peeling bark is stunning!
    I was thinking a couple of years ago to do a painting with birch trees, I love them, but I never had the courage…:)
    Very, very, very well done!!!

  • With 3 “very well dones” I’m stepping on clouds now. Thank you so very much Elisabeta. Really a lovely comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 4 years ago

    you have captured the essence of it all brah’…………i can see the challenge you have overcome….
    not an easy subject …..but you are a master…………

  • Not sure about the “master” part, but I was pleased with the outcome of this one, kj. Thanks brah’.

    – Jim Phillips

  • webbie
    webbieabout 4 years ago

    Just beautiful Jim…love the details and texture:)

  • Lovely comment, thanks so much.

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 4 years ago

    Splendid work Jim…definitely worth all the trouble you mention…..

  • Felt like it was going to take forever Janis. Much more detail than my normal.

    – Jim Phillips

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