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September, After the Storm

 September is a special month, veering between summer and autumn and if we're lucky bringing the best of both.  Let's hope! I'm glad to be able to share some new small oil paintings on board, already in situ at Art Space Gallery, St Ives. Part of the themed exhibition 'After the Storm' hosted with fellow members of the co-op to coincide with St Ives September Festival, the collaboration has resulted in an exciting, diverse show laced with a thread of optimism for the future. Well worth a visit, the gallery is open Tuesday - Friday, 10 -1pm, 2 - 5pm. 'Reclaiming the Beach' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'After the Storm, Water Everywhere' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'Forceful Surf, Summer Blue Sea' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'Inviting Surf' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Still Wild After the Storm' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'Godrevy Lighthouse, Summer Surf' oil on primed b
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Three small paintings for early July

Humid, sometimes sunny, very windy and often wet!  Come on July, we're hoping for better and it's time to settle down. Today, there are three paintings to show you and they're as different in atmosphere and colour as the above mentioned weather. See them within the next few days at   Art Space Gallery, St Ives 'Godrevy and St Ives Bay View' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD   'Stormy Sea, Warm Light' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Weather and Tide Watch' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Click images to enlarge. Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall

June 2021 Sea paintings

A very exciting month of June in the area, so far, owing to the G7 experience! St Ives Bay looked beautiful in the mist and dramatic when draped in ominous clouds, but stunned with breathtaking beauty when the sun eventually came out and decided to stay for the whole weekend. The visual high point for me was reached on the most lovely Sunday evening you could wish for.  We expected them, we didn't mind waiting seated on a sunny patch of grass, a perfect expanse of sea and cloudless blue sky before us, when the Red Arrows appeared silently and fast without fanfare to produce a sublime show of seemingly effortless symmetry and faultless aerobatic manoeuvring, sure to be etched on the memories of the many of us lucky enough to be there. So, coming back down to earth, here are the latest small paintings on board currently displayed at Art Space Gallery, St Ives 'Merging of Sea and Sky' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Cove, Changed by the Weather' oil on prime

May 2021, small seascapes in oil...

Not having posted since February it feels good to share these most recent small, square seascapes.  Most can be found at Art Space Gallery, St Ives   on The Wharf, and two are currently displayed at St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery, Norway Square. 'Beach, Warm Light' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5cm.   'So Much Breaking Water' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Misty Headland, Surging Surf' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Currently displayed at St Ives Society of Artists  Mariners Gallery 'Breezy, Breaking Seas' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Spring Beach in Lockdown' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Sea, Just Wild' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Sunny Cove' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Currently displayed at St Ives Society of Artists  Mariners' Gallery 'Sea, Benevolent Light' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Click images to enlarge.  Copy

New paintings for 2021

Some new small oil paintings on board to share with you all, completed in these first weeks of 2021.  They're yet to be framed, after which I'll look forward to delivering them to Art Space Gallery in readiness for reopening when Lockdown ends! Some sunshine here in St Ives today (occasional showers too) which is always welcome. Lovely to see blue skies. 'Coast, Putting on a Show' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'High Drama at the Beach' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Slow Breakers, Porthmeor' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Bright Surf, Stormy Sky' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'A Stretch of Coast' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Drama at Low Tide' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Gleaming Surf Reflections' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall.

Small Paintings, November 2020

Very gradually (life seems to have been so busy) artworks are appearing.  Here are six small oil paintings completed this month.  A process of experiment and discovery - no wonder they're so much fun to do!  'Blustery and Choppy at the Cove' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.   SOLD 'Onshore, Still Air' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD 'Change for the Better 2020' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Seawater Invasion' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Beach, Sunlit Cloud' oil on primed board,13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Kelp Defines the Shore' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall

September paintings, including 'Hazy Coast Afternoon'....

A lovely, busy, buzzy August in St Ives continued into September bringing more welcome, summery warm weather  (not today though!!!) and rich autumn colours.  All eight paintings, below, will find their way to Art Space Gallery, St Ives in the next few days. We're rehanging on Sunday/Monday and hopefully they'll be in place in time for opening on Tuesday? 'Hazy Coast Afternoon' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'No Wind at the Seashore' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Lighter and Brighter at the Beach' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Pewter Gleam, Godrevy' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'On the Edge of St Ives Bay' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Mild, Wet and Windy Beach' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'No Shelter When this Wind Blows' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Cove, Lush Grassy Headland' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Here are the