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Away for too long

Nearly a month has passed since the last post on this blog - I had to look twice!  What's more, visiting everyone else's blog has fallen by the wayside too, something that will have to be rectified over the next week or so, as my inbox has never been so empty - I'm losing touch!!

Life has been busy in more ways than one - ref the two artworks below.  They're both rendered in acrylic, acrylic texture medium and oil on primed wood - the last remnant of an old, second-hand wardrobe which saw service as a toy cupboard when the girls were young.  Not framed yet, they will be part of the 'December Light' exhibition at the Glass House Gallery, Penzance.  These paintings were started in the winter 2 years ago - the forthcoming exhibition providing the necessary spur to get them finished.  

 Above is 'High Road to Ludgvan' 70 x 36 cm. SOLD

'Sun & Frost 2010' 49 x 33 cm.  SOLD


  1. Amazing paintings, Lesley
    I'd like to drive down that road listening to some piano concertos on the cd and a thermos of coffee to sip......

  2. You are so talented Lesley. They really are very beautiful works. It is hard to keep up with blogging at times isn't it? Never mind though, you're back now x

  3. Beautiful paintings, I especially love the bottom one with the autumnal colors.

  4. Beautiful paintings. The first one is particulalry lovely. It almost feels as if the trees are dancing. :-) Good look with getting everything ready for the exhibition. :-)

  5. It's ok to be busy, we will still come back to visit you :o)

    I love the colours in "high road to Ludgvan". Do you have this in a card Lesley?

    Best wishes
    Carolyn xo

  6. Fabulous, fabulous trees! I love the mysterious mood of these paintings. I cannot paint like this, but I love this work of yours.

  7. I just love that Sun and Frost paintin! It is absolutely beautiful.

    If you ever make a print of it..........

  8. This seems to be a new departure for you? I love your trees, they look so windblown and Arthur Rackhamish! Hope they do well for you.

    St Ives now seems like a distant memory, forever associated in my mind with summer.

  9. Hi everyone, it's lovely to hear from you. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the comments. x

  10. Hello, just wanted to say congrats on the great blog review in The Cornishman today x Love, Mel x

  11. these two hold a magical quality that i really like~!

    it's good to see you back and much luck with the upcoming exhibition~!


  12. I know that road Lesley (or sure I have seen something very similar!), it's just stunning, I just love your work x

  13. These are fantastic Lesley... I adore the trees, you are just so blooming talented :)!
    Thanks for visiting my blog (a bit neglected lately too) and oh yes, Bon was THE man... and born in Kirriemuir just a few miles down the road.... I'll definitely be looking out for Livewire coming this way. Have lovely weekend! Ax

  14. Goodness, these new paintings are truly wonderful Lesley. I adore that upper one with the road. SO atmospheric - I just want to walk down it!

  15. Libby, Karen, Anne and Emma - hello and thank you for visiting and the lovely comments. x

  16. I am another one who just LOVES that top one. A real feel for the season in both of them.

  17. Thanks Cathy - I was trying to capture the stark, bright clarity of a fine winter's day. x


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