This is a larger piece painted on with acrylics on canvas, measuring 594 x 840mm and completed in June 2020. On the horizon is the Bembridge coastline of the Isle of Wight disappearing into the orange glow. My aim with this piece was to capture the intense colours of the backlit cloud and reflections on the wet sand of this deserted West Sussex beach.
A painting in acrylics of a dramatic sunset at Bracklesham Bay
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
THE SUSSEX WEALD AND THE VILLAGE OF CLAYTON
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
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
ACRYLIC PAINTING ON WATERCOLOUR PAPER
Mevagissey Quay painting
This piece, now complete of the small fishing village in Cornwall – Mevagissey. Continue reading
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
A BLUSTERY DAY ON TOWAN BEACH
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.
The rugged Cornish coastline at Holywell Bay, painted in acrylics by Glen Smith
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
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.
Headlands, Port Gaverne
Looking out to sea from Widemouth Bay near Bude, towards Crackington Haven and Tintagel beyond on a particularly rough day. After The Storm is painted with acrylics on watercolour paper,using a monochromatic underpainting technique as a base, then adding colours with a transparent glaze, giving an almost duotone appearance. This piece measures approx 6″x12″ and is for sale. Please contact me for details.
End of the Storm by Glen Smith