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Showing posts from September, 2011

Sea, white water and wind

St Ives has seen some sun this week, but there have been forceful tides on Atlantic facing Porthmeor Beach.  'Better Weather to Come' oil on primed board, 11 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD 'Breezy White Caps' oil on primed board, 11.5 x 12 cm. SOLD  'Rough & Windy' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 11.5 cm.   SOLD 'Muted Seascape' oil on primed board, 8.5 x 15 cm.   SOLD 'Sea & Solitude' oil on primed board, 11.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD Click images to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Porthmeor Beach

Same beach, same day! A wide angle view of Porthmeor taken this morning at approx 9.45 am. Looking a little closer shows some big waves out there! Around midday. High tide, photo taken at approx 5.30 pm. Surfers heaven!  The red flags stayed up all day though, as conditions were not suitable for swimming. Click to enlarge.

Porthmeor Gale

Some wild sea driving in from the Atlantic these past few days accompanied by strong winds came as something of a shock following two gloriously sunny and warm September days.  Hopefully the blue skies will return again very soon. The painting 'Porthmeor Gale' is definitely a winter painting though, inspired by a gale so strong that I struggled to stand to take photos most of which, even on 'continuous setting, were blurred.  The swells were vast and often seemed to engulf 'Man's Head', the headland on the left of the picture, surf rushed onto the sand and frothed like snow in the wind.  Currently displayed at Penwith Society of Arts, Back Road West, St Ives, in an exhibition which opened on Saturday 3 September, 2011. 'Porthmeor Gale' oil on primed board, glazed frame, approx 31 x 41 cm.   SOLD Close up below - click both images to enlarge.

Sea and Shore - and it's September already

Sizing is a bit vague in this post because I forgot to take measurements before getting the larger paintings framed (they're now displayed at Art Space Gallery ) and sending the smaller works to the framers for mounting!'  I hope to collect them tomorrow and, once wrapped and priced, they'll be placed in the browser at St Ives Society of Artists . Little Cove' oil on primed board, approx 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Little Evening Sky' oil on primed board. SOLD 'Sea and Shore' oil on primed board. SOLD 'Seaweed & Rain' oil on primed board, approx 12 x 11.5 cm. SOLD   'Sunset and Rocks, oil on primed board. SOLD 'Wave Push' oil on primed board, approx 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.