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Showing posts from June, 2011

Two paintings to exhibit at St Ives Society of Artists

'Porthmeor Rocks' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5cm. SOLD 'Gwithian Cliffs and Rock Pool' (below) rendered in oil on primed board, is larger, measuring approx 29 x 29cm. SOLD Paint has been applied with knife and brush.  Both pictures are framed and have been submitted to the Society's 'Small Picture Show' which continues until  3 August 2011.  Hours of opening are 10.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday; 2.30pm - 5.30 pm, Sunday. Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes

Bath Society Open

Remember 'Riverford Pears' below?  Well, it has been included in the Bath Society of Artists 106th Annual Exhibition , currently showing at the Victoria Art Gallery, by Pulteney Bridge, Bath, until Saturday 16 July, 2011.  Hours of opening are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday 1.30pm-5pm.  Closed on Monday.  And best of all, admission is free! The catalogue front cover (below) features 'Hedgefund Predators' by Jim Connelly. And this last photo shows the centrefold of the catalogue, with Riverford Pears illustrated alongside other works selected for the exhibition.  Click to enlarge.  Have a lovely weekend.  Lesley x


Two weeks to the day since getting together for tea and cakes at the Beachcomber Cafe, on The Wharf, in St Ives - catching up, chatting and generally enjoying the company of three like-minded people - here, at last, is my post to mark the occasion!   First to arrive were Diane 'Heart-Shaped' and Noelle 'Sew On and Sew On'  followed a little later by Carolyn 'Love Stitching Red' It was lovely to see Carolyn, who lives locally and Diane, who holidays in the town as often as possible, again - and to meet Noelle (who also lives in St Ives) for the first time!  The sun shone too, of course. What a clever trio they are - I am in awe of their stitching and creative textile skills. This first photo shows one of Carolyn's beautiful 'Gardening Hearts' - luscious shades of blue, contrasting fabrics and tiny ultramarine beads.  A mixed media card using sequins, wax resist and iridescent colours. And a selection of her hand-made beads - just look at those

Paintings for June

'Porthmeor Evening' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Porthmeor West' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD 'Sea Mist & Sunset' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm SOLD 'Sea Mist at Clodgy' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD 'Sunset Sea' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Wet Sand Reflection' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 13 cm. SOLD Soon to be framed and offered for sale at Art Space Gallery .  Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Honeysuckle and Sunset

A lovely day, crowned by a beautiful evening - there's no wind and lots of insects, which means that the bats will arrive soon, around 10 pm, at dusk....... Honeysuckle, with Giant Hog Weed in the background.  The scent of the honeysuckle at night, especially if there's a dew, is so much more fragrant than during the day. The next photos are cropped to avoid showing clothes lines and also goal posts and flood light poles in the top rugby field! Photos taken outside again now - so pretty isn't it?  'Whisky in the Jar' playing on Radio Cornwall as I upload this post - and a 'life is good' moment. Click to enlarge.  Have a wonderful weekend. x PS  A sliver of the palest crescent moon has just become apparent low in the West as the sky darkens (9.55pm).