Through The Fence, Goodwood

THE VIEW TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT

This piece, acrylic on watercolour paper is of the view from The Trundle, Goodwood, looking towards the Isle of Wight in the far distance on the right of the painting. Now currently in the exhibition ‘Ups and Downs‘ celebrating the festivals and South Downs scenery at The Stables Theatre Art Gallery, Hastings TN34 3BD from 26 March – 26 May 2018.

Looking towards the distant Isle of Wight

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Reculver Sunset

Postcard art for Twitter Art Exhibit 18 by Glen Smith – ‘Reculver Sunset’ 

‘Reculver Sunset’ is my entry for Twitter Art Exhibit 18 – an international exhibition of original postcard art donated by artists from around the world, this year supporting Australian charity Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT. The exhibition is at Strathnairn Arts Gallery, Canberra, from 7 – 29 April 2018.

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Jack & Jill Windmills

THE SUSSEX WEALD AND THE VILLAGE OF CLAYTON

A painting of the Sussex windmills Jack and Jill on the South Downs

Clayton Mills, Early Spring

Some years ago, friends of mine were moving house, relocating north and wanting a lasting reminder of their old home in Mid Sussex. I was very happy to be commissioned to paint these famous Sussex landmarks, locally known as Jack & Jill Windmills which overlook the village of Clayton and the Sussex Weald.  Continue reading

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‘Provider’

ACRYLIC PAINTING ON CANVAS

A painting of Mevagissey fising boat ‘Provider’

This picture, of a fishing boat named ‘Provider’ moored on the quayside in Mevagissey Harbour, Cornwall.  Continue reading

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Mevagissey Quay

ACRYLIC PAINTING ON WATERCOLOUR PAPER

A painting of Mevagissy Quay by Glen Smith

Mevagissey Quay painting

This piece, now complete of the small fishing village in Cornwall – Mevagissey.  Continue reading

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Dartmoor Stream painting

A CRISP MORNING IN DECEMBER

Dartmoor Stream; a painting in acrylics by Glen Smith

This is a painting I undertook some years ago, seeking to capture the feeling of landscape on cold, yet bright day in the depths of winter on Dartmoor, Devon. Continue reading

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Newquay Harbour – A painting in acrylics

A BLUSTERY DAY ON TOWAN BEACH

A painting of Newquay harbour at low tide by Glen Smith

Newquay Harbour at low tide

Whilst visiting Newquay in springtime and taking a walk on a bright, blustery day, I came across this scene of fishing boats between the exposed harbour arms  at low tide. It was cold and bright day with the wind causing foam to blow onto the wet sand and up the beach.
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Gull Rocks, Holywell Bay

Gull Rocks, Holywell Bay - a painting of the rugged Cornish coastline by Glen Smith

The rugged Cornish coastline at Holywell Bay, painted in acrylics by Glen Smith

INTRODUCTION

Taking a walk on an August afternoon, there was a feeling of change in the air and an end to the recent hot weather.  Used as a location for the BBC series Poldark and not having visited before, I anticipated something special and wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading

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Headlands, Port Gaverne

PORT ISAAC VISIT

Having spent an enjoyable time exploring the picturesque village of Port Isaac (made famous by the TV series Doc Martin), my family and I walked along the coastal path and were met with this view.

A painting of the Cornish coastline near Port Isaac

Headlands, Port Gaverne

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Twitter Art Exhibit 17

I am very happy to support Twitter Art Exhibit and to donate this postcard titled ‘Holywell Bay‘ for this year’s #TAE exhibition and sale in support of the charity Molly Olly’s Wishes.

All funds raised from the sale of donated cards will go to the charity to help children with life threatening or terminal illnesses.  The opening night is 1 April 2017 (6-9pm) at the ArtsHouse in Stratford upon Avon, with the sale from 1-19 April.

THE SCENE

This painting, another of my coastal scenes of the rugged north Cornish coast at Holywell Bay, close to Newquay.  I remember walking here on a windy summer’s day with a good swell pushing the rising tide up the beach and forming amazing turquoise waves. I have painted this in acrylics using brushwork in the sky and sea and palette knife for the rocks.

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