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Night sky and abstracts

When uploading images of two recently completed abstracts (below)  I also came across these pictures of the night sky showing the alignment of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter.  They're not the greatest pics and don't come close to the nightly spectacle we were lucky enough to witness during those many clear nights towards the end of last month, but here goes anyway.........

This first shot shows all three setting low down in the Western sky - the lights of a solitary house visible at the bottom of the photo.

In this cropped view the light of the Moon is so bright that it glows through the area in shadow.

Click here to see some terrific shots on The Mail Online.

'Spring Deconstructed 2012' mixed media on deep-edge canvas, 61 x 51 cm.

There were elements of this painting that I was really pleased with but as a whole somehow didn't work!  Only when the original arrangement was 'deconstructed' using thick swathes of impasto did the composition come together.

'Landscape & Weather' acrylic and oil on canvas, unframed, 46 x 61 cm.

This painting is much simpler and I'm pleased with the dark contrasts.  It looks good currently displayed alongside 'Spring' at Art Space Gallery.  SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.


  1. Ive enjoyed watching the moon and planets dance together over the last few months. Its made me stop and look up into the night sky every night. Love the paintings (as ever) Lesley. xxxxx

    1. Wonderful to see Diane, I agree and never get tired of looking.

      Thanks for the paintings comment. x

  2. i love the isolated shots of the first painting, especially the second one . . .
    i've recently become more interested in abrstracts. not sure why but they do capture my imagination in a totally different way.

    beautiful work Lesley.

    1. Thank you Libby.

      The square of green painted board, which can be seen on the top right of the first abstract, was too thick to adhere properly. Luckily, I was able to peel the top painted layer off which worked really well. The remaining 'gluey' board with torn paper layer has become a very textured seascape........... x

  3. I do like the "Landscape and Weather" - really beautiful! I'm beginning to like abstracts more, not that I am an artist, but I do like making "abstract" photos!

  4. Gilly, I know just what you mean about 'abstract' photos - and love them too. Thanks for commenting and visiting. Lesley x

    1. PS Some of the acrylics you sent were used in both paintings....


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