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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.


  1. just lovely

    happy to stop by today


  2. You know I love your paintings Lesley - you make me feel like I am in Cornwall. My poor lad is on holiday with his best friend and parents in a caravan in Newquay! I think our weather up here has been better. x

  3. Hi Kary, thanks - I'll pop along to see you soon. x

    Thanks Diane - could be worse, he might have been in a tent, he he! Hope he has a wet suit? x

  4. Beautiful painting. Love the wildness and stormy feeling. :-) xo

  5. Looking at these makes me want to wrap up and stand there watching it all!

  6. Sybille and Cathy thank you, being there was certainly an exciting experience. x

  7. Ooh! I like those! I love a really rough sea (from a safe distance - well safe-ish!) I can hear the sea crashing in those paintings - love them!

  8. Thanks Gilly, after a bright and sunny start, the weather has turned wild again! Have a good week. Lesley x


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