Skip to main content

New artwork

Oh I have had so much fun with this painting, though am unsure as to the title, something along the lines of 'Floral -Planters' or 'Floral - Patio', what do you think? It's not framed yet, is rendered on canvas board and started out as a figure study!

The figure wasn't coming together at all, so I rashly slathered black paint onto anaglypta and printed onto the surface and then glued a piece of the wallpaper on for good measure, as in the collages featured earlier in this blog.

Next came the green paint applied with a knife, which made me think of leaves, the leaves of Montbretia, so I mixed a lovely orange and tried creating flowers, again using a knife. Later I picked some Montbretia flowers and painted them (the two on the right hand side of the painting). Then, my daughter gave me some beautiful magenta coloured Gladioli and so they were incorporated too, it was such a pleasure to watch them open out from deep, red buds.

'Summer Bay' or 'St Ives Harbour & Godrevy'

This painting took forever!! and is rendered on primed plywood - formerly part of an old wardrobe - in oils. I started off with a thin, diluted layer, there was no drawing involved, so it looked a mess for quite some time, adding subsequent thicker layers and creating definition, with transparent glazing as well.
It is the commission mentioned quite some time ago, although the title is not really decided yet - 'Summer Bay' appeals but maybe 'St Ives Harbour & Godrevy' is more appropriate, because that's what the scene portrays.

Comments

  1. i love the st ives & godrevy painting,lovely soft tones. it must hold special memories for someone if its a commission?
    simply lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow these are really lovely. My favourite is the flowers, beautiful

    ReplyDelete
  3. And thanks for your lovely comments on my blog

    ReplyDelete
  4. Absolutely wonderful work. I think that the word "harbour" needs to be used in the second piece, because that is what it depicts.... Its a beautiful, beautiful painting. x

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love them both - they speak for themselves really, so follow your instincts for the names!

    Pomona x

    ReplyDelete
  6. hi Lesley~!~

    both paintings are so pretty~love the cool aqua colors~!~ i think my favorite is the floral study . . . with that POP of red in there~very nice~!!~

    :)
    libbyQ

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your paintings are beautiful Lesley. How lovely that we were playing with montbretias at the same time. Hope you are well. I haven't been down much except to the Post Office area and back again ... too busy down there!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful! I especially like the flower one. lovely use of colour and texture.

    ReplyDelete
  9. oh that is a wonderful, light filled still life. And even though I know it would be cold, I'd like to run right into that water
    I know its a bit hum drum, but my title suggestion is; Tall Flowers

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ooohhh they are both beautiful!!! I love seeing what you create...it inspires me to get off my backside and keep at my painting :-)

    I agree with Pomona, go with your gut instinct!!

    C x

    ReplyDelete
  11. They're both lovely, but the Summer Bay is particulalry gorgeous. You can almsot smell the sea.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like them both a lot but the St. Ives bay one is gorgeous. Those two colours are so beautiful in combination. That is the summer we should have had..haha.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Dear All, thank you so much for the lovely comments and good advice - which has been much appreciated! Bye for now. Lesley x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your paintings leave me breathless. Oooh to have a gift such as the gift God has bestowed upon you. What a blessed girl you are. It must give you such a rush to see a beautiful landscape and to be able to render it with such emotion and depth from a few tubes of
    paints and a brush. Absolutely beautiful Lesley.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Cathie, thank you so much for those lovely, touching words. In common with many others I often experience self doubt, but luckily the compulsion to paint outweighs everything! Lesley x

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

'Wild Walking on the Beach' and other paintings on board

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




And the follo…

'Shining Surf' and other small oil paintings.....

As always, weather informs these paintings and so far, April has given it all from sunny, warm days to gales, thunderstorms and hail, it certainly hasn't been dull.
The framed square paintings below have already been delivered to  Art Space Gallery, St Ives 



'Soft Horizon and Rock' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD




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




'Beach, Mist and Sun' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD





'Clean Horizon, Cold Sea'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD





'Beach, Cloud Reflection'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD






'Waves at Porthmeor Corner'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD





'Bright and Dark at the Cove'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD





'Clear Water, Clearing Sky'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD





The rectangular paintings (below) are currently at the framer's, waiting to be mounted.


'Surf, Rock Protection'  oil on board, 9.5 x 22.5 cm.  SOLD



'Frequent Waves and S…

New paintings for August and some from July..

Summer, such a hectic, busy time here in St Ives, no complaints though, there's been enough sunshine to keep everyone happy!
On the personal news front: All six of the artworks painted with submission to the annual ING Discerning Eye Exhibition in mind are now at the framer's.  There's still time to enter, click the link to find out more.

The Rotary Club of St Ives popular fundraising exhibition of donated postcard sized art is a high point of the annual St Ives September Festival and my contribution is already in the hands of the organisers.

The ever popular Square Deal Show at St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery is another unmissable September Festival event.  I have my blank canvas, it's unwrapped and a start on it will be made very soon - just need to think about what to paint!
Again, click links to access more info.  

Here's some new work - the following four paintings will appear at Art Space Gallery, St Ives very soon.



'Limpid Sea Pool' oil …