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Showing posts from August, 2010

Beautiful morning in St Ives

Had to drive down to Art Space to collect a couple of paintings, camera etc 'before the rush' - luckily, the battery was still charged and I was able to capture these images of a beautiful Bank Holiday Monday morning at around 9 am.    The sun was hot and everything looked wonderful. Even the seagull obliged, staying put until the photo was framed to my liking!  And some early paddlers are silhouetted below. The sun shone all day and this evening continues bright, clear and fresh. x  Click to enlarge.

August paintings

Painted in oil on primed board, each of these paintings measure approx 12.5 x 12.5 cm square.  The seascape above is entitled 'Winter Afternoon & Breakers'.   SOLD 'Winter Tide'. SOLD 'Wild Cornish Coast'.   SOLD 'Porthmeor, Summer Breakers'.  SOLD 'Bird's Eye View. SOLD

Shooting stars on Friday!

Perseids Meteor Shower, next instalment:  The cloudy skies persisted for a good part of Friday but miraculously cleared from around 6 pm, leading to a bright and clear evening and night - and as darkness fell I was lucky enough to find myself in an area with plenty of  open sky and very little light pollution, with good company, seating, warm clothes, a blanket and even a camp fire! Just looking at the constellations and Milky Way in those conditions really was reward enough but there were shooting stars too - some so brief as to be just a suggestion of a flare caught by peripheral vision, others with a distinct tail and one or two providing a dramatic streak across the firmament.  I counted 10 during the course of the evening. The icing on the cake though was the arrival of Jupiter (didn't know which planet at the time, only that it couldn't be Venus) as it appeared above some silhouetted buildings at around 11 pm in the Eastern sky, a big, bright, yellow globe, what a s

This is Annoying!!

Clear skies were forecast for tonight - so where has all this cloud come from?  There are layers of Stratus to be seen, layer over layer of thick, grey, cushiony cloud - something that's quite usual for August and that's why I don't normally look to see the Perseid Meteor Shower.   But having heard that clear skies were expected tonight, I had it all planned for the back garden, come 11 o'clock (it faces North West, apparently that's not a problem despite the shower coming from the East) - the lounger at the ready, the binocs to hand, a blanky and thoughts of hot chocolate and amazing celestial goings on, a heavenly light show...........I'll let you know if, by some miracle, the clouds disappear! This image is not mine, it features on The Vie magazine blog

August - Two new abstracts

Here are two new abstract paintings that I have been working on for quite some time and, after some quite radical changes, I'm happy with how they look now.  Both paintings will be on show at St Ives Society of Artists members exhibition, which opens in the Crypt Gallery, Old Mariners Church, St Ives, on Monday, 9 August, 2010.  Click images to enlarge. 'Clouds and Mountain Tops' acrylic/oil on canvas, 36 x 18 inches, 91 x 46 cm.   SOLD  Details from the main image. 'From Land and Sea 2010' acrylic/oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches, 76 x 61 cm.   SOLD Details from the main image. Copyright Lesley Ninnes.  Please contact me should you want to use these images in any way.