Acrylic on Canvas Panel 11″×14
This would be the first painting in the new acrylic class. You may see some similiar versions from some of my students. Funny, the ladies in the class fussed over the subject matter a bit, but I just told them it can’t be all flowers and tea pots.

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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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 3 years ago

    This is great, Jim. Love the shadows & the point of view…..even the subject matter is fine. :)

  • Thanks Marsha, really nice comment. PS A little package is headed for Lynda Robinson in today’s mail.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Almeida Coval
    Almeida Covalover 3 years ago

    a great work my friend, light and colours are fantastic..

  • Jose, that a great comment, thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 3 years ago

    fantastic Jim, really have the shadows going, and looks like the important things got packed,, lol,, peace and love linmarie, this is a masterpiece!!

  • It looks better framed… Thanks so much Linmarie.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetover 3 years ago

    Ohh ! I love the ladies being fussed about the subject matter and especially YOUR answer !!!!!
    This is a great detail painting of the tools used for fishing..Love the colours used too

  • They ended up liking the subject just fine, I think they just like to have something to fuss about, LOL. Thanks Corinne.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 3 years ago

    Fantastic the way you caught these shadows and the metalic reels. I still remember your gold domes.

  • Fine observation Randy, because metalic things do challlenge me, as they probably do most painters, so thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

  • TedRoger
    TedRogerover 3 years ago

    Extraordinary and special the way you ‘see’/‘find in’ the ordinary and the unspecial Jim

  • That’s special, because I see you doing very much the same type of thing…. ordinary people in ordinary life settings. Thanks Ted.

    – Jim Phillips

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    I like this one brah’…………..nice details………tell the gurls to suck it up and listen to the teach……….

  • Appreciate that very nice reply you made earlier. And yes, in a nice way that’s exactly what I did. " Suck it up Ladies…" LOL Thanks brah’.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 3 years ago

    Love the depth of field in this one. Would love to take a class but alas I’m to far away.

  • Lovely compliment Barbara, thanks very much.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 3 years ago

    If the subject is not “girly” enough, tell those ladies to paint it in pink and purple :)

  • I could use you as my class monitor… LOL Thanks Lora.

    – Jim Phillips

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    I am sure they will do well even if not a ‘girly topic’ Jim…I am looking forward to seeing the fish that is caught next :) …a very nice painting indeed..:)

  • Both the watercolour and acrylic students are doing this one, and the advanced watercolour are doing a limited palette version. Thanks Linda.

    – Jim Phillips

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