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Showing posts from November, 2011

Sea paintings - Sun and Warmth to Wild Weather

'Calm & Clear Sea' oil on board, 11.5 x 12.5 cm. Mounted and offered for sale at St Ives Society of Artists, Old Mariners Church, St Ives.

'Islands in the Sun' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 13 cm 'Rugged Coast and Sunset' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm
'Lively Winter Sea' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD
'Sea and sleet' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD  Click to enlarge.

Rejuvenated Paintings!

'Plunge'  SOLD

Homage to Robert Culwick - 'Wetlands'  SOLD

Homage to Robert Culwick - 'Sea Wall' SOLD

The rejuvenated paintings above and below as they were before......

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Pictures inspired by Porthmeor

These two paintings have been framed and are offered for sale at Art Space Gallery, St Ives.
'Racing Tide' oil on primed board, 12 x 12.5 cm approx.  SOLD

'Tide Rushes In' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm approx.  SOLD

Click to enlarge.

Mallorca - train to Sóller

Still posting about Mallorca - but hey it's November and generally grey in this part of the world at the moment, which makes recalling blue skies and warmth so pleasant!
In this post I have only covered the train journey to Sóller and the exhibitions of Miró and Picasso.  For more info about the train click here or hereto watch a YouTube video.  

Heading for the mountains, passing through olive groves on the way.

Views from the station stop at Bunyola.

The train stopped for a while giving us an opportunity to look down on our destination and to admire the mountains that surround Sóller.

I didn't take any photos of our approach and arrival at Sóller Station but you will find some hereand Val Javin's interesting recollection here is well worth a read.
Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions - see the work ofJoan Miró below. 

Jagged rocks, blue sky and sea

This painting wasn't quite finished in time for the previous post and is again inspired by the Mallorcan coastline.

'Jagged Rocks & Blue Sky' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm approx.  SOLD
Click to enlarge.

More Mallorca

The first week of the holiday was active, exploring the island from our base at Santa Ponsa, about 20 km (approx 12 miles) West of Palma, whereas a good part of the second week was spent relaxing on the beach at Magaluf - see below.

On the second Sunday we started walking East from Santa Ponsa.  The weather was baking but there was a pleasant breeze to keep us cool and a plan to find somewhere to swim.  The cliffs were high but we hoped to get to a lovely stretch of coast close to the spectacular Islas Malgrats.  This was not to be as a large outward sloping wall blocked the only access, so we carried on, walking the C1 cycling route.  Fringed on either side by pink and white oleander bushes and wide enough to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists with ease, the route took us through arable farmland and mountain views, inland to Son Ferrer, 6 km from where we started!! 

What to do?  The intention had not been to walk so far, but the breeze and the fact that buses were running decided it …

November paintings St Ives and Mallorca Inspiration

The first two paintings, completed this week, were actually started before the flight to lovely Mallorca.
'Waves Piling Up' is rendered in oil on board and measures 12.5 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD

'Moor to Shore' oil on board, 12.5 x 13 cm.  SOLD

The following four paintings were inspired by coastal Mallorca.  We were so lucky with the weather - hot days and clear conditions being the norm, with crystal, warm sea to swim in!
'Barely a Cloud' oil on board, 12.5 x 13 cm.  SOLD

'Pink Sky and Headland' recalls craggy cliffs and wonderful sunsets, oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD

'Island and Distant Hills' oil on board, 12.5 x 13 cm. SOLD

'Island and Clear Blue Sea' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.8 cm.  SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.