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I'm trying to be disciplined here, creating a post before clicking all of those tantalising links in my reading list, otherwise all will be lost and another day will pass without a post from Sea Blue Sky Abstracts (no loss some might say)!

Anyway, walking the dog earlier, a speedy walk, not far from home given the torrential showers we have been experiencing in this part of the world, I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye in time to see a buzzard land on a goal post at Penbeagle Play Park (Palemon Best). Sorry, no pictures as I didn't have a camera - but heck, everyone knows what a buzzard looks like don't they? I'm being facetious, even now, I don't really know (my eyesight's not what it was). I was thrilled and stopped to watch for a while before following the path down and even closer to the bird, within about 20 yards, looking all the time. The buzzard was not bothered at all, although kept an eye on us while doing a spot of preening. In profile, I reckoned from head to tale, it measured at least 2 feet, maybe 2 feet 6 inches. So impressive and, guess what, I saw a fox in the top rugby field yesterday!

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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.  SOLD



'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'  SOLD
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And then it was December! Time flies that's for sure!  Here's some new work, it's been such a pleasure to spend some uninterrupted, quality time, painting ☺

The first two paintings posted are framed and already at Art Space Gallery, St Ives

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




'Confronting the Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD




This larger painting is currently at the framer's.
'Porthmeor, Tail End of a Rainbow' oil on hardboard, 20.5 x 19 cm.  SOLD




As are the next two paintings, waiting to be mounted....
'Godrevy from Nearby' oil on board, 9.5 x 18 cm. SOLD




'Winter Seascape, Panorama in Miniature' oil on board, 13.5 x 4 cm. SOLD




These two rectangular paintings have only recently been completed and will be delivered to the framer's soon, to be mounted.
'Evening at Porthmeor' oil on board, 10.5 x 9. 5 cm. SOLD




'Among the Rocks, Porthmeor West' oil on board, 13.5 x 10 cm.  SOLD




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


Beach, Action and Shadow'
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'Seashore - Colours of Metal'  SOLD oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

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