Phyllis Bryce Ely: Not My Father’s Iceberg

I began painting this series after the loss of my father, Joseph Loder Bryce, in 2015. Loder served in the US Navy as a photographer aboard the Icebreaker USS Edisto in the early 1950s during the cold war era. His ship supported the installation of the Distant Early Warning Line (DEW Line) in the Arctic […]

Phyllis Bryce Ely: A Landscape Revisited

A Landscape Revisited: Onaping Falls, Canada For this “Fifty Landscapes” blog I’ve chosen to share my experience painting “Onaping Falls, Canada” included in this exhibit. This oil painting is an example of how I often paint landscapes multiple times, first en plein air and then again in the studio using my plein air works, sketches, […]

Phyllis Bryce Ely: Look Out the Window

Painting at Durand Eastman Park

“Look out the window.” My mother said that to me again and again. If I was bored, she would say, “Look out the window, what do you see? Make something to tell me about.” If I complained of long trips in the car she would say, “Look out the window.” Over time we drove and […]