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November 2021 - Small paintings on board.

  November this year is fairly mild, quite wet and with more sunshine than we could have hoped for.  And in the absence of gales (for now) the trees still have their leaves and the colours are amazing.  The sea is spectacular at the moment too, with huge swells pounding ashore yesterday. Below are some paintings I completed earlier, scroll down to see more: Currently at Art Space Gallery, St Ives 'The Sea Brings Its Own Light' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'Surf Close By' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'Coast and Pool' is on display at St Ives Society of Artists   Annual Christmas Open Exhibition starting today, 13th November, 2021. A great show, not to be missed and admission is free. 'Coast and Pool' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'A Sandy Clearing' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall.
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Paintings in oil as September draws to a close....

 Already in place at Art Space Gallery, St Ives   here's a selection of small oil paintings on board, inspired by the coastal environment and changes wrought by fleeting weather patterns. Always fun and always unpredictable! 'Witness the Coast' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. 'Wave Energy, Gentle Sky' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Feeling Good at the Beach' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD 'Sea, Space and Hope' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD 'Beach, On a Day Like This' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall.

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. SOLD '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. SOLD 'Godrevy Lighthouse, Summer Surf' oil o

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.