Acrylic painting on 20″×16″ Canvas Panel

There are still just a few beaches along North Carolina’s coastline where the only structures can be seen at a great distance. I recall as a young teenage surfer discovering many deserted stretches of coastline. Sadly enought those are days gone by.

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 2 years ago

    Fabulous I love the sky , I can’t paint skies or water for some reason . x

  • Skys were a challenge for me as well, I think I just kept trying. I still think some I hit and some I miss. Delighted you like this one Irene.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 2 years ago

    Look fantastic!

  • Thank you very much Dianne.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockalmost 2 years ago

    Nice one Jim – come over here some time – there are plenty of beaches with nothing for miles. Pretty scary for swimming or surfing though!

  • Terri if you only knew how bad I have wanted to visit your country. We won’t call it impossible, but the odds are probably against it. I would love to see some long stretches of coastline uneffected by man.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroealmost 2 years ago

    wonderful painting:)

  • Delighted you think so, thank you Robin.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 2 years ago

    Love that dramatic sky!

  • Glad you liked the sky…… I imagine when you opened it the first reaction was, “Oh darn, another boat painting from Jim.” LOL Don’t ya just hate people who simply can’t take a compliment and keep their mouth shut! Thank you Marsha.

    – Jim Phillips

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 2 years ago

    Yes I agree…so many special spots have been abused by humans…
    You need to surf maui brah’……ya think we could still keep our balance…
    Great piece you composed here……

  • Thanks KJ, I knew that you would relate. And brah’ I don’t surf much of anywhere anymore. Boogyboard with granddaughters and that’s about it.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonalmost 2 years ago

    Yea, deserted stretches of coast line are a real luxury these days… and THESE clouds are something to be proud of Jim!

  • Yeah, I believe we can mutually pat each other on the back for our clouds this go round Maree….lol. Thanks for a nice comment.

    – Jim Phillips

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesalmost 2 years ago

    Nice one Jim. We have miles and miles of beautiful white beaches and only the occasional shark to worry about !!

  • We get the occassional shark attack on a swimmer, but truthfully they are very few and far between. Thanks Norah.

    – Jim Phillips

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Simply lovely, great mood! I am fascinated by old boats!

  • I love boats as well Angie. Today I enjoy looking at them. Over the years I’ve owned several, and as the old joke goes, " A boat is an object that creates a hole in the water in which one may pour their money." Only it’s no joke!

    – Jim Phillips

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 2 years ago

    Pure solitude and theatre to your gorgeous beach scene , beautiful acrylics Jim

  • If I could hire you on as my public relations and ad guy I would have it made….Thanks Paul.

    – Jim Phillips

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