Phil Chadwick

406 Added | 8 Magazines | 1 Following | 8 Followers | @PhilChadwic2016 | Trained at Queen's University as a nuclear physicist, “Phil the Forecaster" has been a professional meteorologist since 1976. However, art has been his passion forever. Phil paints full time now - mainly en plein air. Phil the Forecaster is the Group of One.

Tom Thomson's Early Spring - 1917 His Last Spring...

Tom’s motivation to “<i>record</i>” this particular observation – colours of the hills and the cloud structure. It was a beautiful spring day in 1917 - the …

Painting

How do you know when you have arrived as an artist?

I think statistics would show that most artists live and die well before their time. They seldom taste of the success or public appreciation for …

Art

Tom Thomson's First Snow in Autumn - Fall 1916

Tom's motivation to “record” this particular observation was the first significant snowfall of the winter. The image below was taken of a similar …

Painting

Thomson's Afternoon: Algonquin Park – The Studio Painting, 1914

This is the studio painting based on the <i>sketch</i> - an exceptional work the highlights the differences that can be found between plein air and the …

Antiquity

Tom Thomson’s plein air painting entitled “Afternoon: Algonquin Park”, 1914

Tom’s motivation to “<i>record</i>” this particular observation – different cloud structures combined with the colour of old snow and the rich sunset hues. …

Painting

Can you buy a life?

A few decades ago, during agitated banter between my brother and daughter, my Daughter exclaimed: "You can't even buy a life!" Funny. Some things you …

TV

Tom Thomson's Morning, 1915

Thomson (or someone at least) wrote “<i>Morning</i>” on the back of this sketch. Maybe someone can tell me who? The list of possible "signers" is short. …

Astronomy

How do you paint life?

<b>Painting Life</b> by Marko Burrows. This is the poetry of music, art and life explained in song. Marko wrote the words and music as inspired by my art. …

Red clouds at night, sailors take fright...

The familiar saying goes like this: Red sun at night, sailors' delight. Red sun at morning, sailors take warning.<p>Let's really think about this. A red …

Astronomy

#1892 “Dead Spruce”

I felt that <i>#1876 "Dead Spruce Point"</i> also deserved a larger format and this is it. I believe this to be the southern tip of Chubby's Island. The lone …

Climate

#1890 "Son of the Birches"

This is based on <i>#1854 "Birches Canoe Lake"</i>. I liked the smaller painting a lot and felt that it deserved to be tried on a much larger canvas - 3x4 …

Painting

#1888 "Whiskey Jack Bay"

"Whiskey Jack Bay" is the same scene as number <i>#1841 "October Bay"</i> which is number six in the Canoe Lake Paddle. I recognized the scene as one of the …

#1884 Large Little Wapomeo and Calm Canoe Lake Reflections

The painting below is number fourteen of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle - <i>Calm Canoe Lake Reflections</i><p>I …

1851 Spruce Island

This is number sixteen of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle. This is only one minutes of paddling to the …

1850 Leaning Tree Bay

This is number fifteen of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle. This is only 30 seconds of paddling to the …

1848 Stages of Life

This is number thirteen of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle. This is only 30 seconds of paddling to the …

Nature

1847 Blazing Crimson

This is number twelve of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle. This is only a minute of paddling to the north …

Art

1846 Still Standing

This is number eleven of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>I paddled northward for just another 3 minutes …

1845 Canoe Lake Colours

This is number ten of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>I paddled northward for just another 30 seconds …

Painting

1844 Deciduous Shore

This is number nine of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>I paddled a bit further northward along the west …

1843 Canoe Lake Point

This is number eight of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>I paddled northward along the west shore of Canoe …

Fishing

1842 Reflecting Canoe Lake

This is number seven of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>I paddled northward along the west shore of Canoe …

1841 "October Bay"

This is number six of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>I paddled southward into the next bay. This was …

1840 Sheltered Shores

This is number five of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>I paddled into the next bay to the west and looked …

1839 Blue Boat Bay

This is number four out of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle. Sometimes the little things catch your eye …

1838 Red Chair

I didn't have far to paddle between paintings along the perimeter of Canoe Lake. Something new caught my eye with almost every stroke of the paddle. …

1862 Relics

This is number two of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>These shoreline stumps are relics of history - from …

1837 Fallen Soldier

This is number one of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>Mowat and Canoe Lake in the lumber years of …

Calm Canoe Lake Reflections

This is number fourteen of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle. This is only two minutes of paddling to the …

Canoe Lake Chairs

This is number forty-six of forty-six in the Canoe Lake Paddle as numbered along the path of the paddle.<p>The pilgrimage was almost complete. The …