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Painting equals

Painting = fun, play, trepidation, release, balm, struggle, challenge, excitement, frustration, enlightenment, learning, compulsion, happiness..............

'Rive the Wave' 2004 oil on board

'Lie of the Land 2007' watercolour/gouache on paper

'Northerly Gale' 2010 oil on board

Painting is never dull or boring.

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.


  1. Painting equals YOUR LIFE!!
    I got that! :-)
    Thanks for your visit in my garden!

  2. Love the confident brush strokes in these, Lesley

  3. Lesley...all here is a joy to behold.

  4. Love the Northerly Gale one - I can feel that cold wind whipping round my legs and the sea crashing around!

    Great Art, Lesley!

  5. Now here's one: Painting can never be "taken" away from you...............

    Great to see such variety. Lovely.

  6. Greenman, Julie, Viv, Gilly and Cathy - thanks for such lovely comments. Have a good week.

    Brighter here today and light until gone 6pm. x

  7. Painting is another word for feeling, quote from Constable.
    lovely work.
    M x

  8. Your paintings make me long to be by the sea again.


  9. Love, love, love the Northerly Gale painting Leslie. it reminds me of growing up in BUde on the north Cornish coast. Oh I miss those winds x

  10. Great Constable quote, so true - thanks Kayla. x

    Hello Tracey, hope that you're not away from the sea for too much longer. x

    Definitely wild and rugged at times, and Bude would be wide open to Atlantic gales. Thanks Pipany. x

  11. Thanks Lesley. Love your paintings especially the Northerly Gale. Janice x.

  12. love the drama within "Lie of the Land 2007"~!!~

    as always, absolutely beautiful work~!


  13. I quite agree Lesley. With painting you never quite know what you are going to get until it is finished. I can almost feel the cold of the northerly gale. Very atmospheric.

  14. Shame on me for not visiting more often but oh my, when I do your work never fails to blow me away! GORGEOUS! :)

  15. Your work is certainly never boring. I especially like the "Northern Gale".

  16. Oh thank you, thanks for visiting all of you and for such lovely comments. Lesley x


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