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Paintings and the coast road from Portreath

This first artwork is entitled 'Porthmeor Sunset 2010' a reworked abstract which only suggested sunset - and was a little too subtle - it's a much better painting now!  Acrylic & oil on deep edge canvas, framed, 35.5 x 35.5 cm.  Click to enlarge.  SOLD
'Distant Surf 2010' acrylic & oil on primed board, mounted, 61 x 52 cm.  SOLD
'Gwithian Dark Cloud' acrylic & oil on primed board, unmounted/unframed (so far) 46 x 37 cm.  SOLD
The picture below was taken at around 8.15 am today and shows the moon about to drop below the horizon in the West.

By the time we ventured onto the coast road from Portreath at around 3.30 pm, clouds had begun to pile up and the welcome sunshine of the past three days started to disappear.

Headland and beach at Portreath.  The large rock is part of a formation known as the Cow & Calf, the smaller being hidden from this angle.

The sea wall.

 Further along the coast and the Cow & Calf can be seen in the distance - click to enlarge.  Does it look cold?  There was a bitter North Easter blowing.

Heading back along the coastal path.

Looking down at the caves, Hell's Mouth.

The coast road passes very close to Hell's Mouth.

Gwithian Beach ahead - not looking anywhere as dramatic as last week, quite impressive though.

Trencrom Hill in the distance, overlooking St Ives Bay.

  Have a good weekend everyone. x


  1. Hell's Mouth - an amazing piece of coastline, some years ago I did a painting of the view looking down into it...wonder where that's gone? You are lucky to live in Cornwall!

  2. Did you walk all the way? I like Portreath, I feel as if ive stepped back into the 1950's when I'm there (and Sennen Cove feels that way too). xx

  3. I remember it well....thanks for the reminder. My husband lived at Porthtowan all his childhood..and I stayed there too when I first moved to Cornwall in the mid 80's

  4. Aaah, just looking at those pictures has blown away the cobwebs! Have yourself a good week too.

  5. Thankyou so much for taking your camera lesley,now l wish l could be there! even with the wind!oh l long to be by the sea...maybe l will make it soon ..x

  6. Thanks all - minimal walking involved as it was 'eye wateringly' cold. Plan to go back when the weather's warmer though!

  7. lovely photograph walk - thanks for that :D

  8. Thank you for taking me on such a lovely walk.. I enjoyed it very much.

    I'm loving your new work, I love them all but if I was pushed to choose between them 'Gwithian Dark Cloud' is my favorite. I love the wet sand, can imagine myself walking along it... Perfect.

  9. Hi Gilly, thank you. x

    Hi Julie, thanks for commenting on my artwork - interestingly, I nearly didn't include 'Gwithian Dark Cloud', which just goes to show that it's impossible to gauge what appeals to other individuals. Having been involved with Art Space Gallery for so long, I've come to the conclusion that it's impossible to predict what will sell and what won't!!!

    Have a good week both of you. x

  10. The paintings are gorgeous Lesley. Yes, the coast does look very cold, even in the photos. They are lovely. It must be one of the most interesting and rugged coastlines in the country. Lucky you living there. Have a great week.

  11. Thanks Cathy - have just enjoyed a visit to One Pink Goose to read your latest post. x

  12. Your paintings are utterly stunning Lesley - wow. I hope to see one in person one day.

  13. i agree. your paintings are stunning and so is your photography. what a lovely place you live in~!


  14. It does look rather chilly, but very dramatic!

  15. Emma thank you - get in touch when you next pop down to St Ives. x

    Libby, welcome back - and thanks so much. x

    Jayne, it was! Temps are going to drop again tomorrow, so I have hopes for bright and clear conditons. x

  16. I love your pictures - timeless but very modern. Less is more, with gorgeous colour.
    Have done a thank you to you - was so cross when did the last one (I did one about libraries closing) that it didn't seem right to add you onto that one but you're on my first picture for The Gallery. You're in the charming company of my mad children!

  17. Lovely and moody photos, must go over there again soon, we have not been that way for ages. Your paintings are beautiful Lesley. Jane x

  18. Thanks Milla, I know, first the libraries and publicly run leisure centres and now even our ancient woodlands are under threat, feels like the very fabric of this country is being torn apart. x

    Jane, thank you. Wrap up well if you do visit North cliffs anytime soon, it was perishing when we visited! x

  19. I will soon have to paint the dreaded "water" in an illustration. A flowing river. I will be envying your ability the entire time. I really have trouble painting water, but you are a master at it.

  20. Thank you Jeri - good luck with the flowing river. x

  21. Beautiful photos, I so love the coast... and your paintings... fantastic as always x


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