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Paintings in August: Sea, St Ives

The first two paintings will be framed and exhibited at Art Space Gallery.  All of the other generally small irregular shaped artworks will be mounted and offered for sale at the Old Mariners Church, St Ives Society of Artists.
'Brightening Sky' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Light on the Horizon' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Evening Waves' oil on primed board, 11 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Fine Evening Sea' oil on primed board, 8.5 x 14.5 cm. SOLD

'Winter Beach', oil on primed board, 24 x 9.5 cm. SOLD

'Rainy Sea', oil on primed board, 11 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Dusk Beach', oil on primed board, 5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Low Tide', oil on primed board, 8.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Pink Sky, Grey Cloud', oil on primed board, 9 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Sennen Sojourn

Sennen Cove, pictured last Friday 12 August, at around 9-9.30 in the morning - wet, misty conditions don't detract from the empty beauty of this lovely, curved beach.  


We stayed with my friend's brother and his wife, who run the Old Success Inn, Sennen arriving on the Thursday evening in plenty of time to take part in the regular quiz.  After a night spent within earshot of the sea (the photo above was taken just across the road from the Old Success) in what must be the most comfortable beds ever, followed by a delicious full English breakfast, we made our way down to the sea. 

Thank heavens for wet suits!'Ground sea' had created pits in the sand, kelp strands swirled around my feet and I was thrilled to be joined by a Shag swimming and diving within touching distance - that's a first, what a treat.

Have a look at this earlier post to see more photos.  Click here for more info about the Old Success.

Above and below are details of 'Go Down to the Sea' rendered …

Sand Patterns

Pools, runnels, shadows and reflections, perspective and distance - seawater and sand! SOLD

Click to enlarge.

St Ives sea paintings - two more

Porthmeor, just for a change!!  This painting is called 'Soft Evening, Quiet Sea' and measures 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Incoming Sea' below is rendered in oil on board and measures just under 12 x 13 cm. SOLD

Darker, wintry, empty and elemental.  Click to enlarge.