John Scott Martin

Towards Harbour

‘For a ship with her sails furled on her squared yards and reflected from truck to water-line in a smooth gleaming sheet of landlocked harbour, seems, indeed, to a seaman’s eye the most perfect picture of slumbering repose’.

The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad.

Most of the ships in this page are not at sea. Or if they are moving it is very slowly. Entering harbour, going to moorings, moored or brought up to anchor. Showing the constant movement of the sea poses many problems. There are however different demands relating to calm waters including of course reflections.

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Measurements shown are in centimetres and represent the total picture area including frame.

  • Picking up the Pilot Milford Haven
    Gouache
    40 x 40 cms

  • Marquita in the Med
    Gouache
    40 x 40 cms

  • Tobermory Sunset
    Gouache
    55 x 40 cms

  • Setting Sail by Moonlight
    Acrylic on Canvas
    82 x 72 cms

  • Home Harbour
    Gouache
    40 x 40 cms

  • Rye Harbour
    Oil on canvas
    40 x 40 cms

  • Evening Sunshine, Newlyn
    Oil
    53 x 53 cms

  • Summer Saturday, Whitstable
    Acrylic on Board
    130 x 40 cms

  • Cagliari Nocturne
    Gouache
    40 x 40 cms

  • First Snow Maldon
    Gouache
    40 x 40 cms

  • Gibraltar Pilot
    Gouache
    40 x 40 cms

  • Grand Harbour Valetta Malta
    Gouache
    40 x 40 cms

  • Visitors from St Ives and Whitby
    Acrylic on Board
    120 x 90 cms

  • Into Paimpol
    Watercolour
    44 x 40 cms

  • Following Kaskelot
    Watercolour
    44 x 40 cms