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Acrylic on 16"x 20" canvas panel.

Found an illustration that had a similar rock formation and used a old photo from a trip to the western side of my state which has the Appalachion Mountain Range running through it. In North Carolina this old range with it’s dark and gentlely slope mountains are called the “Smokies.”

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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  • Gordon  Beck
    Gordon Beckalmost 3 years ago

    A beautiful work, Jim…great color in this!

  • Thanks Gordon, and you know that kj is going to hate it when he sees that your post came in before his did… LOL.

    – Jim Phillips

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

    Hipahipa….I get the first comment……this is just so relaxing…everything about this is just perfect….H holey smokie…..lol….

  • Thanks brah’, glad it relaxed ya. It musta relaxed ya to much, looks like Gordon slid in front of ya. Ha, you know me, first or hundred and first it don’t matter, I’m just delighted that you choose to comment. Enjoyed your humor…..lol.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    Your usual lovely work Jim. Great colours and great composition. Outstanding as always.

  • My USUAL lovely work. oh my sounds like an old married couple. Listen as the odds are against my probably getting to the southern hemisphere anytime in the next decade or so just buy yourself some roses and take yourself out to dinner and just pretend I was there. We need to do something about this relationship getting stale. LOL Hugs and kisses girlfriend.

    – Jim Phillips

  • PS – This is really a lovely comment Lynda, thank you, just felt like being silly.

    – Jim Phillips

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackalmost 3 years ago

    It’s really lovely Jim..makes you feel like walking right in..

  • Thanks Janis. that is really a comment that makes me feel good.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Tash  Luedi Art
    Tash Luedi Artalmost 3 years ago

    Great work, Jim! Wonderful composition and lovely colour :)

  • Thanks Tash, as you can see between my last posting and your last posting there is quite a difference between the very tall, sharp pointed, snow covered Alps and the gentle sloping mountains of the “Smokies.”

    – Jim Phillips

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks Liz, couldn’t you see yourself sitting on one of those hugh rocks.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 3 years ago

    Your ‘Smokies’ are such a good inspiration for you, Jim…This is a VERY, VERY beautiful work

  • There are so many gorgeous views in the mountains of NC, the only problem I have is that I live on the coast so that puts me with around 7 hours of driving time to get there. When you have a map in front of you some time check how long the state of NC is running east to west. So it’s not like I’m going to turn to Barbara and say, " I grabbing the camera, think I’ll run over to the mountians this afternoon and get a shot or two, be back in alittle while." It’s a vacation trip…LOL Thanks Carinne

    – Jim Phillips

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 3 years ago

    Your ‘Smokies’ are such a good inspiration for you, Jim…..A VERY, VERY beautiful work

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 3 years ago

    WOW! Just LOVE THIS Jim! Excellent work you’ve achieved with the acrylics here! I either get acrylics to look like watercolour or TOTALLY acrylic and you’ve really got a unique blend here! Lovely!

  • Thank you Maree. Well you know as well as I do that both are water based paints and that you can make one look very much like the other. The one difference that I think is not always coming through is the texture, which would better define the difference between WC and Acrylics. I’m not a super heavy painter in that I don’t just glob it on the canvas but on the same hand I believe the photographic process often hides the texture that you can see on the original work. Again thank you for your lovely comment Maree.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent art Jim!!

  • Appreciate that so very much Elizabeth, thank you.

    – Jim Phillips

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