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Paintings for Nantucket 2018

The following paintings - a 'bumper crop' this year! - are already in situ at Thomas Henry Gallery, Nantucket.  They're rendered in oil on primed board and each measures 13.5 x 13.5 cm, before framing.
'Tide Pulling Away from Shore'

'Racing Breeze and Surf'

'Rushing Surf'
'Ocean Freedom'

'Luminous Surf & Cloud'

'Sea Space, Soft Light'

'Broken Cloud, Choppy Sea'
'A Warm Day at the Beach'

Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall.
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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'  SOLD 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'  SOLD oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

This paint…

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


'Bright, Cloudy Coast'  oil on …

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…