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Big and small original paintings....

Had so much fun painting the first two artworks (shown below)
which were prompted by the fear that continual painting in oil on small boards was making my work too tight.

Also, the last two very large commissions in oil on canvas completed last year were a struggle and soooo time consuming, which I have attributed to the lack of speedy, loose gestural under painting in acrylic, which were a feature of earlier large compositions.


'Sea Mist Offshore, Porthmeor'
acrylic on deep edge canvas, 30 x 80 cm.


Beach, Action and Shadow'
 acrylic/acrylic gels on chunky deep edge canvas, 50 x 50 cm.

 And here are the small....

 'Surf Erosion'  SOLD oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  

Currently on display at Art Space Gallery, St Ives
'Weather Event on the Horizon' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

'High Waves and Foam' oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD

'Seashore - Colours of Metal'  oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

This painting will be…
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New paintings in oil on board....

Three new small, square paintings for Art Space Gallery, St Ives
They will be delivered by Friday at the latest.

'Coming In Fast'  SOLD
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.



'Coast, Promise and Ominous'  SOLD
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Distance at the Cove'  SOLD
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.



Unframed original paintings for the browser
already delivered to St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery
'A Peaceful Place to Be' SOLD oil on board, 10 x 18 cm.


'Beach, Brightening from the West'  oil on board, 14 x 10 cm.

'Surf Break, Porthgwidden' SOLD oil on board, 10 x 9.5 cm.

'Edge of the Bay'  oil on board, 11 x 4.5 cm.



Back from the framer's, new work on my wall at Art Space Gallery, St Ives
White painted wooden bespoke frames.

'January Surf and Sun' diptych
18 x 4.5 cm/ 14 x 4 cm


'Bracing Surf' triptych  SOLD
13.5 x 4/13.5 x 4/14.5 x 4.5 cm


'Wave Sparkle' triptych



'Ribbon of Surf, Across the Bay' …

St Ives Society Spring Open and recent small paintings

Submission day tomorrow for St Ives Society's Spring Open Exhibition, which launches on Saturday, 28th April - preview from 4-5 pm.  As always, the show promises to be both exciting and varied with works by artists of all ages and genres. 
My entries are the first 2 artworks shown here.  Fingers crossed there's room for them, as the Open is a very popular event in the local arts calendar.


'Nearing the End of a Fine Winter's Day'  oil on deep-edge canvas, 40 x 30 cm, unframed




'High Clouds and Sun'  oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed. SOLD



The following paintings (apart from those marked 'sold')  are currently available at Art Space Gallery, St Ives
'The Sea Will Come to You' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Island Side Seascape' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Sea Flood' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD

'Harlyn Bay Impression'' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Bright, Cloudy Coast'  oil on board, 13.5 …

Bath Society of Artists113th Annual Open Exhibition

Here are the two paintings submitted to
Bath Society of Artists' 113th Annual Open Exhibition
and I'm very pleased that the first (see below) has been accepted and now hangs, ready for the preview on Friday and exhibition opening on Saturday 24th March. in the Victoria Gallery, Bath.  Click the link above to find out more.  Selection was postponed until Monday 19th from the previous Saturday due to heavy snow - a brief return of the 'Beast from the East' and the delay means I don't have an invitation image to display on this post.

'Storm Eleanor Aftermath' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


Although disappointed that 'White Surf and Tide Line' wasn't accepted (see below).  Chosen because of the contrast of colour, atmosphere and conditions that occur, often on the same beach as those captured in 'Storm Eleanor Aftermath' - literally in moments in this part of the world - I can well understand the difficulties faced by selectors when fac…

Small oil paintings and Bath Society Open.....

Yes, that's right Bath Society of Artists 113th Annual Open Exhibition is looming. Submission day is this Saturday, 17th March, 2018!!
Now is your chance if you happen to be an artist with ambitions to see your unique creation(s) hanging on the walls of the beautiful Victoria Art Gallery
Just visit the Society website (link above) download the entry forms and take your work along on the day between 10.30 am - 4.00 pm.  I'm submitting two works (no images online yet) so please keep fingers crossed for Yours Truly! Good Luck to all. x


And also, here are my latest small paintings on board, currently or soon to be at
Art Space Gallery, St Ives


'South Coast Light' 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'Lighthouse, A Little Bit Stormy' 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'Here Comes the Snow' 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'It's Getting Warmer at the Beach' 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'North Coast Greys' 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'Hazy Day Rainbow' 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'Big Breake…

Bigger Oil Paintings For A Change.....

Much larger artworks relatively than the square 13.5 cm oils on board usually displayed on this blog, the earliest of these paintings were commenced in the last weeks of 2017 and completed early this year.  Two were inspired by weather conditions generated by Storm Eleanor, which hit during the night of 3rd January, 2018.  And the heavy textures of 'The Clean Wave' result from the reworking of an earlier artwork. Rendered in oil on canvas, each one is set in a chunky white painted wood frame.

The first is currently displayed in the window of Art Space Gallery, St Ives

'Storm Eleanor, the Morning After' oil on canvas, framed, 40.5 x 40.5 cm.  SOLD



The following paintings can be viewed at Beyond the Sea Gallery, Padstow during the Easter holidays.

'The Clean Wave' oil on canvas, framed, 41 x 41 cm. SOLD


'Porthmeor Beach Horizon' oil on canvas, framed 41 x 41 cm. SOLD


'Storm Eleanor's Touch' oil on canvas, framed, 41 x 36 cm.


'Gwithian Sun…

Some more small seascapes for February

It's half-way through February 2018 already and I have some more small, square seascapes for you to look at.  Currently at Art Space Gallery, St Ives

'Winter Sea 2018' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'St Ives Bay, Sunny In and Out' oil on board, 13.5 x 13. cm.  SOLD


'Porthmeor, Never Still' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Stormy Calm' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Marine Vista with Rocks' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Crashing Surf, Far Out' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Waves Taking Back the Sand' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Sunny Weather Clouds at the Beach' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Muted Colours Across the Bay' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Dodging the Showers, Porthmeor' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


'Coastal, Colour and Light' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

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