Oh, summer.....sometimes it seems as though you will never arrive. While Mother Nature continues to lose her mind in these parts, I am soaking up the sun and salty sea air vicariously through these amazing oil paintings by South African-based painter Philip Barlow. I had to do a double take when I first laid eyes on these beauties - I thought they were out of focus photographs! His paintings truly capture the essence of hazy summer days spent by the sea, don't you think? How fabulous would one of these look over a mantle or sofa? Talk about a conversation starter! Here are a few of my favorites:
To see more of Philip's paintings, check out his website here.