Phil Chadwick

444 Added | 9 Magazines | 1 Following | 9 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 Birch Grove, Algonquin Park Spring 1915

Tom Thomson artist friend J.W Beatty was the first to own this painting from the spring of 1915. Superficially this sketch is all about the birch …

Vitamins

Tom Thomson’s White Caps Smoke Lake 1913

This is another one of Tom’s records with a very low horizon. As such this sketch is another weather observation and another skyscape.<p>Even though the …

Astronomy

#1923 "Recycled Clouds"

As I painted these clouds I recalled an occasion while in Training Branch for Environment Canada. Another instructor used the phrase "garbage cloud" …

Atheism

#1922 "April Rain Clouds"

The dark rain clouds were heavily banded with gravity waves. The winds riding along and over the warm frontal surface were causing waves in the …

Chronic Pain

Tom Thomson – Artist and Astronomer?

For being so large, the world can be so small. The following chronicles an interesting exchange with a new found friend, Paul Sheppard. This exchange …

Astronomy

#1920 "Spring Forest Shore"

I went out to paint the afternoon light. A sheet of stratocumulus shielded the direct sunlight. The sounds of spring were still in the air but his …

Nature

#1919 "Entrance to Jim Day"

This is where the water of Singleton Lake spills over a marble ledge and into Jim Day Rapids. It is also where I swim. The painting was done looking …

Painting

Tom Thomson's Hills and Swirling Sky, 1915

As Tom's patron, Dr. J.M. MacCallum purchased this directly from Tom. James was selecting the best of the best for himself and also keeping Tom in …

Astronomy

#1918 "Spring Morning Jim Day"

I thought the title was mildly humourous. I set my easel in the shelter of Jim Day Rapids looking across the outlet. It was a chilly spring morning …

Birds

The Jack Pine - 1916

The Jack Pine – Sketch -I suggest that Tom’s motivation to “record” this particular observation were the tree, colours of the hills and the cloud …

Atheism

Tom Thomson's "Moonlight" 1914

Tom Thomson sketched "Moonlight" along the Oxtongue Waterway in 1912 . After the Studio Building was open for occupation in January 1914, Thomson …

Painting

Tom Thomson's Northern Lights - April 1917

Northern Lights from April 1917... Tom’s motivation to “record” this particular observation –the aurora borealis. Grab a coffee, this will take a few …

Astronomy

#1812 "King Street Shadows"

I was painting during the 14th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Sept 9-11, 2016 GREAT WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT with the event organized by the Kingston School of Art. …

Painting

Tom Thomson's "Canoe Lake" 1913

May is prime for thunderstorms in Algonquin Park - especially the supercell type. Tom’s motivation to “record” this particular observation was indeed …

Weather

#1811 "Shades of Green Sails"

I was painting during the 14th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Sept 9-11, 2016 GREAT WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT with the event organized by the Kingston School of Art. …

Sailboats

#1810 "Kingston Penn"

I was painting during the 14th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Sept 9-11, 2016 GREAT WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT with the event organized by the Kingston School of Art. …

I Am the Walrus

The next sailing vessel to catch my eye in Portsmouth Harbour during the 14th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Sept 9-11, 2016 GREAT WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT, was the …

Painting

That'll Do

I was painting during the 14th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Sept 9-11, 2016 GREAT WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT with the event organized by the Kingston School of Art. …

Education

Portsmouth Harbour, Kingston and the 14th WORLDWIDE Paint Out Sept 9-11, 2016

I do not belong to many groups... I am the founding, charter and only member of "<b>The Group of One</b>". After my friend and mentor <i>Mario Airomi</i> passed …

IPAP Worldwide Paint Out

These series of posts will eventually include the results of the IPAP Worldwide Paint Outs from 2001... this will take some time... but who is in a …

Painting

Tom Thomson's Grey Day in the North -Winter 1913-1914

This painting from the winter of 1913–14 was a gift from to his parents in Owen Sound. Tom’s motivation to “record” this particular observation –the …

Tom Thomson's West Wind Sketch 1916

Tom painted and was inspired by what he saw. The comments applied to the final “West Wind” also apply to the sketch.<p>Tom’s motivation to “record” this …

Painting

Tom Thomson's Path Behind Mowat Lodge - 1917

Tom’s motivation to “record” this particular observation – colours of snow.<p>The shadows indicate the sun is from behind Tom’s left shoulder. With no …

Painting

Tom Thomson's Wild Cherries 2015

This is a typical Thomson sketch from the spring of 1915. The wild cherries may be blossoming but this is most certainly a skyscape. The horizon is …

Painting

Tom Thomson's After the Storm

Of course no one really knows for certain but the odds are very high that this was indeed Tom Thomson's last work. He didn't like painting with …

Painting

Tom Thomson's Lake Shore and Sky – 1913

Tom’s motivation to “record” this particular observation –the cloud structure.<p>This sky pattern that intrigued Tom is also a frequent flyer. I have …

How do you keep track of all of your art?

I get this question a lot... OK, one day, another artist asked me this but I am sure that others were thinking the same thing... They say that for …

Tom Thomson's Dawn on Round Lake 1915

This post is dedicated to my friend Keith C. Heidorn, The Weather Doctor. He first included this information on his <i>site</i> and was an great support of …

Tom Thomson's Black Spruce in Autumn - 1915

A cold front with showers had just passed through Tom’s location and he probably felt compelled to paint since the rain would have prevented him from …

Tom Thomson's Burnt Land at Sunset 1915

Tom’s motivation to “record” this particular observation – colours of the hills and the cloud structure. I suspect he was also attracted by the rapid …