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First picture post of 2018....

Small original oil paintings on board.  See them at
Art Space Gallery, St Ives 
unless stated otherwise.

The second day of January and storm Eleanor is expected to hit the North Cornish coast tomorrow, whipping up waves of 20 feet!  Promises to be spectacular and I for one will be watching - from a safe distance of course!


'Sea, Replenishing Pools' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



'Sea Grey, Encroaching Tide' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD




'Muted Colours, Roar of the Sea' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

Currently on display at Art Space Gallery.




'Coast, Soothe Your Soul' oil on board, 9.5 x 23 cm.

Currently at the framer's, waiting for a conservation quality, deep-core mount.




'Cornwall Coast and Land' oil on hardboard, 19.5 x 21 cm.

Currently at the framer's.
A reworked piece cut down from a bigger painting that just didn't work.



Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall.
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year one and all.
After a day marked by ferocious squalls and mountainous seas, we could have been forgiven for thinking that any celebrations would be a wash-out, here in St Ives last night.
Fortunately not the case!
The rain stopped, fancy dress was donned and the streets and harbour peopled by excited revellers, with standing room only in every direction when the 60 second countdown to midnight began and a breathtaking firework display was launched from the Quay' (Smeaton's Pier) marking the arrival of 2018.
And we have a bright start this morning, a favourable sign for the next 12 months? Hope so.
Best wishes.

Back from the Framer's....

New paintings for my Christmas wall at Art Space Gallery, St Ives

And hoping to get them on display within the next few days.
Our  annual Christmas Sale has started, there are generous reductions on original work, so why not pop in to see us?

Winter opening is 10.30 am - 4 pm, 7 days a week.



'White Cloud Reflection, Porthmeor'
oil on canvas, chunky white bespoke frame,
framed dimensions 40.5 x 53 cm.





'Cloud Above the Headland'
oil on board, white painted bespoke frame, 31.5 x 31.3 cm.





'Let the Rainbow Do Its Work'  SOLD
oil on board, white painted bespoke frame, 31.5 x 31.3 cm.





'Sea and Shore' diptych oil on board, white painted bespoke frame, 31.5 x 31.3 cm.




'Wild Sea, Everyone Loves It'
oil on board, white painted bespoke frame, 31.5 x 31.3 cm





'White Water As Far As the Eye Can Sea' oil on board, white painted bespoke frame, 31.5 x 22 cm


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

Latest small paintings on board.....

At last a blog post to show some of the most recent of my small, square paintings on board, after a busy summer and early autumn here in St Ives.  Can it really be November already?
The unsold works pictured are currently displayed at Art Space Gallery, St Ives Winter opening 7 days a week from 10.30 am - 4.00 pm daily. 

'Cliff Sheltered Cove' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed. SOLD


'Total Inundation on this Tide'
oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.



'Swells Breaking'
oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.  SOLD



'Here Comes the Sea'
oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed. SOLD


'Beach, Brightening from the West'  SOLD
oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.



'Water, All Surrounding'  SOLD
oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.




'Beach, A Little Bit Wild' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.  SOLD


'Sitting on the Rocks, Sea View'
oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed.

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'Porthmeor, Looking West' oil on canvas and another...

Just for a change I have included two larger works on canvas in this post.  The first is a commission, on deep-edge canvas, unframed, which is already with its owner.  

'Porthmeor, Looking West' oil 36 x 24 inches. SOLD


Detail of above


A rough sketch made close to low tide on the Island side of Porthmeor Beach and with photo reference for 'Porthmeor, Looking West'.

'Wild & Wonderful Porthmeor' oil on 30 x 30 cm canvas, framed. SOLD

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

'Edge of the Sea' and other small paintings on board..

Belatedly, here are eight small paintings which were collected in early June for display in this year's summer exhibition at Thomas Henry Gallery, Nantucket
They're all rendered in oil on gesso primed board and measure 13.5 x 13.5 cm (unframed)

'Virgin Sand' 

'Porthmeor, Right in the Middle' 

'Edge of the Sea'


'Long Wave Break'


'Ocean and Sky'

'Light and Dark Ocean

'Ripples and Surf

'Distance and Proximity'

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

'Beach, Bracing, Some Blue Sky' and other small paintings on board....

Sunshine this evening after some cloudy and damp conditions today, which is very welcome. As were the almost tropical conditions over last weekend and earlier in the week - warmth from early morning, blue skies and balmy evenings - wonderful.
I have been busy getting one or two larger paintings framed, wrapping prints for display at Art Space Gallery, St Ives printing cards - and creating more small, square artworks (see below).

The first is hanging at St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery.
'Beach, Sea Mist' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


The following can be found at Art Space Gallery (unless marked sold).
'Cove and Misty Coast' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Tide and Waves Piling In' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Sea and Sky Together' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'High and Low Clouds, with Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'St Ives Bay, Blustery and Bright' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


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