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Showing posts from May, 2011

Bright Blustery Sea

This little painting is small and chunky, measuring 4 x 5 inches by 1.5 inches deep.  Should it be framed?  Maybe not.  It looks quite good placed on a shadowy shelf, which heightens the dark drama of the subject, whereas the painting's small dimensions might make it seem lost on a wall - unless part of a group that is.  I've placed it for sale on my page at US based Absolute Arts here . Click to enlarge.  Bye for now. x

Paintings completed this week

All small paintings, in assorted sizes, rendered in oil on primed board. 'Dark Cloud' 11.7 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Sea Light' 11 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD 'Sea Sky Reflections' 12.5 x 11 cm. SOLD 'Sea Surge' 12.5 x 12 cm SOLD 'Surf and Sea Spray' 12 x 13 cm. SOLD 'Wild Porthmeor' 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD The paintings have reproduced with a slightly greenish hue that they don't possess in 'the flesh'.  Think it may have something to do with the scanning!  Click to enlarge.  Have a good weekend. x

Two quite small and two very small paintings!

The two very small paintings are on primed oil paper supports and the 'quite' small are rendered in oil on primed board.  All four will be float mounted (matted) and probably be offered for sale at St Ives Society of Artists . 'Rock, Sea & Sky' oil on primed paper, 8 x 10.5 cm. SOLD 'Surf & Black Rocks' oil on primed paper, 8 x 10.5 cm. SOLD 'Storm Seas' oil on primed board, 10 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Bright & Blustery' oil on primed board, 11 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD Click to enlarge.

Room to Breathe

Source of endless fascination - how many times have I photographed the sky to the West from the back garden?  Light, shade, high contrast and movement.  This dramatic and beautiful skyscape will reappear in a small seascape later on no doubt! The above photo was taken yesterday afternoon - excuse the sloping horizon, there was a strong, unrelenting wind blowing - but what a spectacle, being in the midst of so much openness and space is such a buzz.  Click to enlarge.

Additions to 'the other blog'

Have just added some more small paintings to my other blog Picture from St Ives   Click the link and let me know what you think!

May paintings

I have been a busy bee - here are four more small paintings - besides which, there are three others (not square) with final touches needed and four more in the early stages of creation!  Plus, work has commenced on two larger pieces and I'm thinking of more abstracts too, though would also like to tackle a reasonably sized watercolour - ooh, decisions, decisions........ 'Advancing Seas' oil on primed board, approx 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD 'Fine Weather Breakers' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD  'Serene Eve Sea' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Beach from Headland' SOLD  - this one is loosely based on the view from St Ives Head (The Island) across Porthmeor Beach to Clodgy Point, oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. Click to enlarge.  Have a good weekend. x

Wonderful Waltz

Heard the Khachaturian Masquerade Waltz (previous post) on Radio 2 whilst washing the dishes earlier on - it's so uplifting, graceful, exciting and passionate - makes me want to dance, dance, dance and it doesn't matter that I can't waltz, does it? Also a quote to ponder and yes, that really is his name! Jack Russell quote “Good things to do in life...Forgive, Love others, Praise, Be thankful, Give, Take opportunities, Show your feelings, Smile, Hug, Move more eat less, Pray, Write letters, Have you time, Travel, Touch nature, Help others in need.” (Will try, but may not always succeed!)

Masquerade Waltz - Aram Khachaturian (War and Peace 2007)