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December paintings

Here are four more of my 'budget' range of original paintings, each one approximately 12.5 x 12.5 cm square and rendered in oil on primed board. 'Northerly Gale'.   SOLD 'Quiet Winter Sea'.   SOLD 'After the Storm'. SOLD 'Man's Head Squall'.   SOLD And here they are in their frames - click to enlarge - currently for sale at Art Space Gallery, St Ives, priced £85 each. Happy New Year to one and all! x

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve 2010 - time to put the events of the past year, good and bad, behind us and to look forward to what the coming months will bring. Thinking of you all and sending wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2011, Lesley x

Using a Highly Scientific Method of Random Selection.................NOT!

At long last, the Giveaway Draw has taken place - only a week after closing - must be improving he he (smile).  Each name lovingly written on a rectangular piece of paper and folded over and over before being placed in the lucky red bowl - well, lucky for one person - as you know, I wanted you ALL to win! I closed my eyes, giving the papers a good old mix and shuffle, before taking the plunge and picking the winner.  Then came the tricky bit, opening eyes - that was easy enough - whilst operating the camera with the other hand to record the occasion. Moment of truth.............and the winner is Milla at Country Lite !  Congratulations Milla (please email your address and I'll get the prints posted to you asap) many thanks to all who took the time to visit and comment and take part in this first Giveaway at Sea Blue Sky Abstracts. x

Giveaway - not forgotten

Just posting quickly this morning before heading off to Art Space - hoping for a busy time there today!  Anyway, I have not forgotten the Giveaway, which closed on 23 December and the names are all written, the papers cut and folded and results of the draw will be announced sometime tomorrow - towards the end of the day probably.    The photo above was taken on 14 December, 2010 a beautiful frosty morning captured as I headed over to Penzance on the 'back road' (B3311) for more Christmas shopping.  Looking West from the hamlet of Cripplesease.  Click to enlarge.  See you here again soon. x

Hand painted Christmas cards

This year I have painted 7 original Christmas cards in oil on primed paper.  Again they were fun to do, but also very time consuming.  Click here to see last year's collaged cards.    Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.  Please remember to check giveaway in the previous post. x 

A Giveaway - at long last!

There should have been a giveaway to mark reaching 100 posts - but there wasn't.  There should have been a giveaway to mark the first year bloggiversary of Sea Blue Sky Abstracts - that didn't happen either!  The intention was there but the moment(s) passed -  so here at last is a Giveaway!   The prize is two mounted prints of my original artwork.  Both prints will go to one winner - that way they can be placed 'face to face' and posted anywhere in the World if necessary, with minimum risk of damage.  Click pics to enlarge. 'Laid Up' image size 19 x 19 cm, mount dimensions 33 x 33 cm.  Printed with Epson Durabrite inks on Epson Heavy Duty Matte paper. 'Riverford Pears' image size 18.5 x 18.5 cm, mount dimensions 32.5 x 32.5 cm.  Printed with Epson Durabrite inks on Epson Heavyweight Matte paper. Click here to view shots of the original Riverford Pears painting on this blog. The giveaway is open to everyone; regular readers, lurkers, visito

New additions to Paintings for Sale page

The photo below shows 'For the Love of Colour' oil on deep edge canvas, 25 x 25 cm framed. 'Bygone' oil on deep edge canvas, 20 x 20 cm unframed. 'My Favourite Plate' oil on canvas, 46 x 41 cm framed and 'For the Love of Colour' below. 'Beside the Sea Wall' acrylic & oil on deep edge canvas, 76 x 51 cm unframed. All of the paintings in this post will soon be listed on the Paintings for Sale page - see side bar.  Click to enlarge.

November paintings

Readers may have noticed that a new page has been added to Picture from St Ives, entitled 'Paintings for Sale' -  please take a look, any feedback is welcome. x 'Stormy Breakers' a very tiny painting on primed paper, 8 x 10.5 cm. 'Low Water' oil on primed paper, 8 x 10.5 cm.

Warmth of the sun and a partial thaw!

Sunrise and clear skies caused the snow to start to thaw this morning for a while, but what is left is frozen hard and treacherous underfoot and the stiff North East wind makes it feel very, very cold! A lovely pink light. My neighbour's clothes line and pole below - beyond is the top rugby field, with flood light and dugout visible. A very different scene from what was recorded yesterday at around the same time. Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Snow in St Ives today!

The snow started falling at around 8am and stuck! Yes, the red bloom is a rose, destined never to progress beyond being a bud I fear!  The snow has remained and is freezing over tonight - nothing to what is being experienced elsewhere in the country though.  Wrap up and keep warm everyone.  Click to enlarge.

Variable Weather

Wednesday (24th November) was a beautiful day in St Ives and I managed to catch the tail end of it on Porthmeor Beach.  Compare the following day and contrasting wild weather conditions.  A bitter North wind was blowing and thundering breakers driving on shore - all very dramatic and elemental and as beautiful in its way as the calm and sunny conditions of the previous day. To see some stunning photos of rural Cornwall in November, taken by Jane of Jane and the Happy Crow please click here . Click photos to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.  Have a lovely weekend everyone!

My Wall at Art Space Gallery

Here are some images of my wall at Art Space Gallery, though we'll rehang next Sunday/Monday, so there will be a different mix of everyone's work on display.  I'll be updating the Art Space website and also the Art Space blog in the next few days, so please take a look.   Is anyone else having difficulties uploading images?  Blogger won't allow me to upload more than one per post - and I have only achieved 3 in this post by publishing after each insertion and then editing subsequently!!!