Watch the Boy on the Beach painting come to life

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I am quite shy so I don't like people watching me paint as art paintings, especially portraits go through many layers, before they actually look realistic. The more layers in fact, then the more realistic the features and skin will look: 
The Boy on the Beach

Where does Art Inspiration come from?

We all look at art and are amazed by the talent of the particular artist. However, Elle Smith, after being fascinated by her own art inspiration, will now investigate what inspires great art paintings.

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Painting – “Pink Success”

An optimistic piece which is 300mm by 300mm – Oil on canvas.

PAINTING – “Crapaud Rouge de Madagascar”

This painting is an oil on canvas at 8 by 10 inches, of this unique frog which is endemic to Madagascar. He is also known as a “Tomato Frog” due to his bright colouring. 

ART – Giant Panda gets his balloon


Video – Music in the Dark

Do we listen carefully? Do we need to hear to understand? Do we actually understand what we see? Do we even need to see to understand what we see? This video embraces a deeper message, which I have tried to capture in my abstract painting of the same name. We listen to music and the […]

Last Night I did another “Guess Who?”


Final “Guess Who?” Trilogy

This charcoal sketch is the final one in the trilogy of 'Guess Who' by London Artist, Elle Smith. Can you tell who the famous face is in this sketch?

“Sunset on Johannesburg” – Oil on Canvas

This memory has been captured in a bubble for a friend who lives in Zambia! :) The artwork is only 8 by 10 inches, but I think it is a stunning way to keep this memory alive and fresh forever.

The Sumatran Orangutan

I have just finished my compact painting of this critically endangered species. You will probably remember the sketch from a few weeks ago. Well, what a difference now that I have “painted him in”. He looks too realistic for words, as his eyes seem to look deeply at you :) Please do not forget to […]

Love in Pink

…is about a sea of love, like a blanket of pink flowers spiced delicately with touches of lilac, red and gold. I think this oozes love… :)