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Merry Christmas


'Three Ships and Lighthouse' Alfred Wallis circa 1934-38
Wintry St Ives depicted by Alfred Wallis, the man of colour, showing Godrevy Lighthouse (top right) and Seine fishing nets brimming with pilchards.
© the copyright holder
photo credit: Alistair Peebles

Original unframed paintings - it's December

Four paintings below - oil on board each measuring 13.5 x 13.5 cm, waiting to be framed.
'Glimmer of Light'.  SOLD

'Sky Gleam'.  SOLD

'Winter Afternoon Promise'.  SOLD

'Porthmeor, Rough and Smooth'.  SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

November Colours 2012

'November Colours 2012'
A diptych, painted in acrylic and oil (81 x 50.5 x 2 cm) on narrow canvases, held together with connecting plates, so the artwork can be hung as shown or separated and hung with a larger gap between.
That's not a fire on the bottom right by the way - just to preempt any assumptions!  The colours of November provided the starting point and inspiration, the landscape is a secondary development.  November can be dark, dreary and miserable, but there are moments and even some days when the colours are so strong and bright and wonderful

This will be submitted to Penwith Society of Arts Winter Exhibition so please keep fingers crossed for me.  If not included in the above, 'November Colours' will be displayed in the Christmas Exhibition at Art Space Gallery.

I was pleased to find today (13 Dec) that the painting has been accepted and will be included in the Penwith Society of Arts Winter Exhibition 2012-13, which opens on Saturday 15 December, at…

Choughs and Wild Coast

Thrilled to see Choughs in the wild today - for the first time ever - can't describe what the realisation of what was before my eyes felt like!

Also got to see a 'mumuration' of starlings - no pics unfortunately.

A fairly dark and cloudy November day

Love this wild coast though

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Porthmeor and Porthgwidden inspired paintings

Unfortunately forgot to photograph the paintings below before taking to the framers - so please excuse the picture quality, as the frames are glazed!  Both paintings measure 29 x 20 cm and are float mounted in white wood frames measuring 56 x 46 cm.
'Porthgwidden Impression' oil on board.
In this painting I'm imagining myself on Porthgwidden Beach, looking across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse - the rock on the right is 'Merryn'.  SOLD

'Porthmeor - Open Space' oil on board.  SOLD
This, I hope, captures the clarity often seen at Porthmeor and the way clouds are reflected in the slick of water ahead of the waves.

They're not exhibited anywhere at the moment, but will probably end up at Art Space Gallery before long!  Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

November seascapes

Sun and showers for the last few days, so pretty good so far  for the month of November.  Great cloud formations too.
Six original seascapes in oil on board to show today. The first is my favourite and, believe it or not, there's quite a lot of 'flesh tint' mixed in with the colours used!
'Dark Sky, Pale Sea' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Brisk Day, Northerly' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'End of Another Winter Day' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Calm Sea, Soft Sky' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Bright Sea View' 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD

'Bracing Air & Breakers' 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

More October originals.

'Corner of St Ives Bay' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

This first small painting is displayed at the Members Autumn Exhibition at St Ives Society of Artists Norway Gallery.  SOLD

'Quiet Corner at the Beach', 'Coastal Action' and 'Facing the Waves' (below) will be delivered to Art Space Gallery tomorrow.

'Quiet Corner at the Beach' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Coastal Action' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Facing the Waves' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

These last two paintings are waiting to be taking to the framers to be float mounted.
'Windy Beach' oil on board, 12.5 x 11.5 cm.  SOLD

'Beach Stroll' oil on primed board, 11.5 x 12.5 cm.
Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Original Small Painting for October

This painting is currently exhibited at St Ives Society of Artists Festival Exhibition (until 14 October).  I was tempted to hold onto it because I like it so much - don't know why, maybe because of the darkness and contrast or because it captures what it feels like to stand on Porthmeor Beach when everything is moving:  the sea is rushing in and the clouds flying low?
'Winter Force' oil on primed board, black glazed frame, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

September paintings - a bit late in the day!

Three recently completed paintings, the edges of the middle painting still to be painted, all of which are waiting to be framed.  
A nice evening here today, in a cold Autumnal way, hope we get one or two warm days before the long Winter and dark days set in.
'Dark Day & Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Winter Sea Stream' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Calm before a Storm' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Alone with the Sea' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm, framed, is displayed at Art Space Gallery.  SOLD

As is  'Winter Cove' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD

'Low Tide and Clodgy Point' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, framed. Currently displayed at St Ives Society of Artists Festival Show, until 14 October 2012.  SOLD

'Storm & Gale' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Cliff & Headland' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Tidal Pool, oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Here Comes Another Shower'…
Two new paintings below, which have been delivered to the framers today, ready for the forthcoming St Ives Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition, which opens on 18 October 2012.
'Last of Winter Daylight' oil on primed board, 29 x 20 cm.  SOLD

'Close to the Cold Sea' oil on primed board, 20.5 x 16 cm.  SOLD

'Lovely Evening, Calm Sea' oil on board, 12.5 x 11.5 cm is also at the framers, to be float mounted, for eventual display at Stisa.

As is  'Fast Running Sea' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 9.5 cm 

These next four have been mounted and wrapped and currently reside in the 'browsers' at the Society's Norway Gallery.  No sizes I'm afraid, forgot to measure them - again!  None of them are very big.......
'Breakers & White Horses'  oil on primed board.

'Late Afternoon Surf' oil on primed board.

'Welcoming Waves' oil on primed board.  SOLD

'Surf & Energy' oil on primed board.  SOLD

Looks like I've been…

Square Deal & Donated Picture Show

The annual Square Deal and Donated Picture Show opens at Norway Gallery, Mariners' Church, St Ives on Saturday 8 September, clickhereto see some of the many paintings that will be on sale - for just £50 each!  This event raises some much needed funds for St Ives Society of Artists and goes towards maintenance and eventual refurbishment of the building.

'Porthmeor Surge' is my contribution to the cause and is rendered in oil on 10 inch square deep edge canvas.  SOLD

I'm also contributing 'Man's Head & Clodgy' which is an over painted abstract from 2006, measuring 12 x 12 inches.  SOLD

The exhibition continues until 14 September 2012.  Click to enlarge, copyright Lesley Ninnes. Have a good weekend everyone!