Sunday, October 12, 2014

'Wind-Lashed Shore' and other small oil on board paintings


At last, I'm getting some paintings online before taking to Art Space Gallery, St Ives and several are not yet framed.
Not complaining though, being busy has been great fun and a big boost to creativity....

Two slightly larger paintings are at the framers in readiness for submission to
St Ives Society of Artists Members Autumn Show.....

Some time has also been spent priming fragments of lovely Arches watercolour paper - found under the bed (wish I was joking) - along with some approx A4 sheets of w/c paper, part painted around 6 years or so ago, I think?  The assorted A4 sheets will definitely be re-worked, possibly with watercolour/gouache/acrylic - the paper is just too good to waste!


'Tidal Push'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.


'Bright, Lively, Sea and Sky' 
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.  SOLD


'Beach Colour Intense'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.  SOLD


Paintings below currently waiting to be framed

'Thundering Surf and Land'.
Now displayed at St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery.


'Sky Reflection from Above'


'Sea Assault Onshore'


'Wind-Lashed Shore'


'Relentless Surf, Piling Up'


Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

'Sea Rain, Beauty' and other small paintings

One week into October - time is flying and summer has turned into autumn.  Evenings are drawing in and a bright, silver moon is already shining.

All of the paintings are framed and, apart from those that have sold, are displayed or soon will be, at 


'Coast Out West'
oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Soft Daylight at the Beach'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Along the Coast' 
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Sea Rain, Beauty'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Gwithian, Late Sun' 
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Seawater and Algae'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Spot the Artist 2014 outcome

'Spot the Artist' annual fundraiser organised by the Rotary Club of St Ives

'More Weather Drama'
oil on primed card, 21 x 15 cm/8 x 6 inches
Lesley Ninnes 



Rotarian Michael Clough writes:

"I am pleased to report that this year's 'Spot the Artist' exhibition and sale, which  took place last weekend, was a great success. Allowing for a generous contribution towards expenses from Tanner Trust,  the event raised  almost £8,500, an increase of  25% on last year's  result. This will be distributed during the current Rotary year on a 50/50 basis between local arts charities and organisations and Rotary charities and good causes.
As you were one of more than 220 artists who generously gave examples of their work to the event, I would like to thank you very much for your contribution. We were also well supported by members of the public who had started forming a queue outside the School of Painting by 8.30 am on Saturday morning, prior to the start of the sale on the following day at 9.00 am!.
Congratulations are in order as your entry was  sold to the seventh person in the queue who would have been waiting  outside the studio for a very long time to buy it (there was a limit of only three paintings for each buyer). Sixty paintings  were sold during the first rather manic 15 minutes of the doors being opened."

Monday, September 22, 2014

'Blue Sky, Ground Sea' and other small paintings in oil.

The painting below is currently displayed at Art Space Gallery, St Ives
and will be joined by 'Open to the Elements' soon.

'Blue Sky, Ground Sea' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Open to the Elements' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


Most of the rectangular boards are at the framer's to be float mounted.

'Headland, Flood Tide' oil on board, 13.5 x 10 cm.


'Rocky Shore' oil on board, 10 x 13.5 cm.


'Surf Line' oil on board, 18 x 4.5 cm.


'Surf at Dusk' oil on board, 13.5 x 5.5 cm.


'Wide Beach' oil on board, 15 x 5 cm.


'North Coast' oil on board, 13.5 x 5 cm.


'Beach Space' oil on board, 13.5 x 4.5 cm.


'Gleaming Beach'.  SOLD


'Wintry White, Porthmeor'.  SOLD 


'Bracing Beach Day'.  SOLD


Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall.

Friday, September 19, 2014

'Spot the Artist' Rotary Club of St Ives 2014



The annual Rotary 'Spot the Artist' public event is underway and can be viewed today - Friday 19 and tomorrow Saturday 20 September - at St Ives School of Painting, from 10 am-4 pm.  Sale of the large postcard size artworks, all priced at £40 each, starts at 9 am on Sunday 21 September on a 'first come, first served' basis.  

If you're in the area, make the time to have a look - there are so many desirable works of art to see.  I was lucky enough to attend the viewing preview yesterday evening and felt like a 'kid in a sweetshop' - there are so many to covet!



The lovely painting below was one of the exhibits at 'Spot the Artist 2012'



Copyright Seth Marshall.  Click to enlarge.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

St Ives Society of Artists Square Deal 2014

The very popular annual 'Square Deal' fund raising event at St Ives Society of Artists has started with a vengeance.  Many of the 10" canvases (£50 each, all proceeds to the Society) have sold, but a stunning selection of works are just waiting to be snapped up!  Click here to see what's available. 

'Dawn, Porthmeor' Lesley Ninnes
Painted for Square Deal.  SOLD 



The recently completed painting below, is another that has definitely benefited from being reworked! 

'Gathering Weather - Coast'
oil on deep edge canvas, approx 30 x 20 inches.  RESERVED


Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall.

Monday, September 8, 2014

'The Cove Beyond' and other small paintings

First small paintings for September
unless stated otherwise, the unsold framed artworks below
are to be found at Art Space Gallery, St Ives.

'Good Day's End' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Cliff and Squall' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'The Cove Beyond' oil on board, 15 x 10 cm.  
(Waiting to be mounted).



'Rocks, Low Tide and Breeze' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



'Seaside and Coast' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



'Weather Promise' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Cliffs and Sea Spray' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.
This painting is currently exhibited at St Ives Society of Artists Mariners' Gallery.  SOLD


'Warmth and Shadow Reflection' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall