Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Toogoodoo 365 paintings...plus

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It's been a while since I've posted on my art blog. I seem to "forget" it these days as I post 
most of the artwork on my FB page and always on my website.
Here are 5 of some of my latest from the Toogoodoo 365 series. To find out what the series
is all about, click on my website button on the right side here!

Raining In Charleston!

After Sunset

Crabs Tonight!

And a couple of paintings inspired by our trip to the NW coast.

Yaquina Head Light House

Nautical Nocturne

Sunday, January 24, 2016

More Toogoodoo 365 paintings

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I have been doing some paintings but not posting them as I normally do. 
I did break away and painted my last boat and have been working on some cows 
but oh !!!@$#%^^  those cows have been giving me a hard time!
But today, I started a new cow painting (the other one will be at the dump soon) and I must have 
been ready to do it because it just happened. The same cows but not as many and on a smaller canvas.
Well, it's not posted here but I will post it later after I do my finishing touches. Just had
to let you know what I've been doing. 
If you'd like to read my little stories on these latest Toogoodoo 365 paintings, you can find them
on my website under Toogoodoo 365. 

January 8, 2016

January 13, 2016

January 16, 2016

January 12, 2016

January 21, 2016

January 23, 2016

And this past weekend, I had donated one my little gems to
St Paul's Exchange Club Fundraiser
and this is the happy top bidder!
At The Fork Of The Creek

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Blue Water Gem, new boat painting

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Blue Water Gem
24, x 18
oil on gallery wrap canvas

We found this little white wooden fishing boat on one of our trips
to St Maarten Island. The blue water reflected the colors of the boat 
beautifully and the water was so clear that the boat also had shadows in the shallow water.
I loved the red wood trim and interior of the boat. I think that's what drew me to it!
Had to paint it!
Also... I have a very short video on my progress during this painting.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Latest Toogoodoo 365 paintings by Rosie Phillips

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Happy New Year!
Yes, a few days late but.... 
still, I would like to wish my family and friends
great happenings, love and happiness for them in 2016!
2016! Wow! When did that happen?  Time flies, doesn't it?
Bruce and I enjoyed having our children and their families here for both
Thanksgiving and Christmas. What a joy that is. Our little grand daughters
are so grown up now. We are so proud of them and know that they have so much
to look forward to in the coming year and their lives. They are such a blessing to us. 
So, I didn't get to paint much in December, I did do a few (ok, 4) of my small
Toogoodoo 365 paintings including New Year's Eve day.
As we get back to our normal routines, I am back to painting, though I'd rather be with the kids!
 So, I'm on a roll! 3 in a row! And I've started a larger boat painting and can't wait to get back
to that one today! Of course, AFTER I paint a Toogoodoo 365 one first!
Thank you all for being a part of our lives and for those of you following my art, I am grateful to you.

January 2, 2016, 1st Cold Day of The Year

            January 1, 2016 , Red Roof Dock

December 31, 2015, New Year's Eve Day


Monday, November 16, 2015

Man's Best Friend

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Man's Best Friend
oil on linen

The little French Bulldog, Nika jumps up into his lap
and enjoys a lovable and endearing hug 
from her best friend!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Oyster Creek, a new Toogoodoo 365 painting by Rosie

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Oyster Creek, November 11, 2015
5 x 7 oil on canvas panel
Toogoodoo 365 painting

It's early fall and I'm out fishing with Bruce on one of my favorite creeks. 
Oyster Creek, a little creek tributary off the Toogoodoo Creek.
I'm sure that is not the real name but that's what we call it because there are tons of oyster beds 
in the creek and there is an oyster farm towards the end of it. 
It was late afternoon and the sun was starting to go down. 
The fishing was slack so I pulled out the paints. Got a good start on it there 
but the gnats came out so had to put the finishing touches on the painting in my studio. 
But before this, the fishing was good!
5 Reds (Spot Tail Bass) and 2 Trout

And then.... the tide slacked out and the fish stopped running 
so I pull out my snacks and paints!
A good day on the Toogoodoo!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Shrimp Season

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Shrimp Season
or ???
Mr and Mrs Shrimp
Can't decide on a name! any suggestions?
11 x 11 oil on linen panel
Framed in 1"black sleek frame to show off the sunset.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

September Moon

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September Moon
5 x 7 Oil on linen panel
from my Toogoodoo 365 series

It's almost a full moon and it will be a Super Moon in a day or two! 
This was at about 6:35 PM and there was still a lot of light in the sky and 
a few fluffy clouds hovered below the moon.  The marsh and trees are in their early 
fall deep greens still. 
But I think it will be changing soon! 

Below is a photo just after I started the painting. If I paint from a photo reference
I just bring it on my iPad and have it close by.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September Blues

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September Blues, September 18, 2015
6 x 8, palette and brush work on panel
Toogoodoo 365 Series, www.rosiephillips.com
The photo for this painting was taken at 5:45 pm. 
The sky had so many colors of blue and it had floaty white and light gray clouds. 
The trees and marsh are still vibrant green as the days are still warm. It is low tide now and 
2 of the docks across the creek sit in the mud which is turning purple with the late day reflections.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

September Sunset

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September Sunset
5 x 7 
palette knife oil painting on panel

The sky just lights up in the fall and even though it is still summer in September, 
the sky is showing it's beautiful colors already. 
My friend, Anne took a photo for me from our dock since I didn't have my phone with me. 
The sky was awesome with pinks and light purples and the water was alive with the sky colors. 
Many of my small paintings are palette knife paintings on panels which is what this one is
and I often use these smaller paintings as studies for 
larger brush or palette
knife paintings.

Here is the reference photo I painted from.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Summer Storms

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Summer Storms
24 x 30, oil on canvas

The marsh greens were vibrant and the trees were
a deep green on this mid summer day.
The clouds were building quickly as they do
in the summer storm season.
Within a few moments of this,
that purple cloud burst into a 
summer storm!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Carolina Marsh And Creek

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Carolina Marsh And Creek

This is one I did about a year ago and I decided to update the sky.
Prior to the "sky redo", the clouds were a bit grayer.
I do like the softer clouds.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Going Crabbing And Fishing

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Going Crabbing And Fishing

5 x 7 palette knife oil on panel, unframed
Two fishermen setting a crab pot on the creek. 
They also have their fishing poles ready! 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Socked In!

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Socked In!
from my Toogoodoo 365 series
August 30, 2015
4 x 6 palette knife oil on canvas panel, Unframed
It's a gray, rainy day in the lowcountry! 
The sky is gray and the dark summer greens of the trees are obscurred by the rain. 
The dock across the creek sits in low tide with the floating dock in the mud. 
You would think the marsh would fill up with all this rain! 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

All Lined Up On Pier I (Bohicket Marina)

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All Lined Up On Pier I
(at Bohicket Marina)

The last pier at the marina is Pier I. 
These sailboats are all lined up. 
This version is a palette knife painting and I simplified the background 
a bit to give more emphasis on just the sail boats!