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Framed Cornish Seascapes

Pictured below are some of the small paintings on board shown in previous posts all framed and prior to delivery to Art Space Gallery .   The larger painting 'Winter Coast' is also rendered in oil on primed board (29 x 29 cm/ framed 55 x 55 cm).   SOLD Recently completed and not yet framed is 'Man's Head Sunset' oil on primed board 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD And 'More Rough Weather to Come' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD Here's a close up of 'Pools & Waves' 12.5 x 12.5 cm - see top right in the first photo.   SOLD Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Georgie Benjamin - Legend

Unwelcome reading on the cover of the latest edition of 'The St Helena Connection' the official news magazine of the Society of Friends of St Helena which arrived last week. I was introduced to Georgie by agronomist Richard Gillett in early 1985 after expressing an interest in painting the wild flowers of St Helena, the South Atlantic island that was my home from October 1984 -  October 1987.  Our first outing took us part way along the uneven rocky route to Lots Wife Ponds on the Sandy Bay side of the Island and we weren't successful on that day in finding an example of 'Babies Toes' or 'Old Man Live Forever' or maybe even the 'Salad Plant'.  Can't remember in truth what we were looking for now - but I do remember the feeling of anticipation and adventure and the sun and 'newness' of being out in the open air in such a different landscape. Subsequently, Georgie showed me where all the different flowering endemic plant s

'Down the Rabbit Hole' Summer Tour

My nephew James Inkson is performing in a summer tour production entitled 'Down the Rabbit Hole' with  Skewbald Theatre   a company known for creating 'theatrical experiences in green spaces and unusual places'.   As the first performances were to be held here in Cornwall, albeit a 2 hour drive away at Mount Edgecumbe estate on the Rame Peninsula, we decided that we must go to see him in action!   On arrival we noted that there was a weekend 'Faerie Fest' in progress - it felt a bit like how I imagine Glastonbury music festival to be as there were cars, tents and people everywhere and even some mud (not a lot fortunately) owing to county-wide wind and torrential rain the day before! What soon became apparent was that the production was being staged as one of the Faerie Fest events - James could have warned us, as we looked a lot out of place!  To be fair (sorry) the fancy dress wings, wands and tiaras in my attic would not have 'cut the mustar

Small, Original Seascapes

Beautiful, sunny day on Tuesday and now heavy, heavy rain - oh, and the wind's getting up!!  Looks like January outside.  Well, I'll be kept busy this evening framing these latest small original seascapes, which will be delivered to Art Space Gallery in the next day or so.  Enjoy! 'Just a Ripple at the Cove' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Relentless Sea' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD 'Sea Movement' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes,

Original Seascapes in oil

Looks like more rain for all from tomorrow, though we have been fortunate to escape the worst in this part of Cornwall over the past few days, with some decent periods of sun - Monday being a particularly fine day.  In the meantime, while the wait for some settled Summer weather continues, here are some more paintings to view...... 'North Coast Cornwall' SOLD  below, measures 27.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inches in a solid white wood frame.  Paint has been applied with knife and brush, with heavy impasto in some parts.  Currently exhibited at St Ives Society of Artists Norway Gallery. 'Porthmeor, Seaweed & Surf' oil on canvas.   SOLD 'Wild Coast' SOLD is rendered in oil on board and is now framed ready for the forthcoming show 'Wish You Were Here' which opens at St Ives Society of Artists Norway Gallery on 5 July, 2012. Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.  Keep dry! x

Original Paintings - oil on board

'Wild Coast' below is rendered in oil on board and measures approx 31 x 21 cm.  Glazed frame with black moulding, dimensions are 38 x 28 cm.   SOLD  This is another painting for the Wish You Were Here exhibition which opens at St Ives Society of Artists Norway Gallery in July, 2012. 'Clouds and Rock' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.   SOLD 'Wind and Waves at the Beach' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD Glazed frames, light wood moulding - both paintings will be delivered to Art Space Gallery shortly.  Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Hostel Accommodation 3 miles from St Ives, Cornwall

Lower Penderleath Farm Hostel, St Ives Lower Penderleath Hostel is situated 3 miles from St Ives beaches and 5 miles from Penzance.  The property sleeps 24 in total  -  8 in twin private rooms, 12 in an Alpine mattress dormitory and 4 in a self contained maisonette.   There are showers, toilets and a large fully contained kitchen and a large dining area for 24.  Featured in the Independent Hostel Guide  and Group Accommodation. Com A lovely rural setting close to the hamlet of Towednack - within 3 miles of the coast and beaches of St Ives and St Ives Bay.   St Ives Camping and Hostel Click photos to enlarge.