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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 really busy - there will be more posted on Picture from St Ives later too - only because nearly a month has passed since the last post.

September has whizzed past - has all hope of an Indian Summer too?  Can't help remembering travelling up to Bristol during a heatwave on 1 October last year, en route to beautiful Mallorca.  Have a good weekend everyone - in spite of the weather!!

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.


  1. All so wonderful, Lesley, but the third is my favorite

    1. Thanks Julie - how are you? Will pop along for a visit soon. Lesley x

  2. As you know, I love your work. It makes me want to be in St Ives. I think we can wave goodbye to any Indian Summer!! xxx

    1. Diane, I sunbathed in the back garden today!! Sheltered from the fresh Northerly wind - the clear, blue skies were very welcome. Also watched the 'almost full' moon rising around 7-7.30 before the sky turned dark, beautiful.

      Thanks for visiting. Lesley x

  3. it does look as though you've been very busy and all of these are fabulous~!
    as i went down through the post i kept exclaiming that each was my favorite . . . all the way to the last one. and then . . . IT was my favorite~!!~
    too hard to really choose i guess but that last one is magnificent~!!~


    1. Libby thank you, such nice things to say. Hope that you are keeping well. x

  4. all wonderful work Lesley ... you capture the movement of the waves so well and the colours are outstanding. I hope you do well in the current show and I'll be along to see it soon. love xx

    1. Thanks Carolyn - hope to see you soon as well! x

  5. Love the "Breakers and white horses" - but they are all great! You paint seas so well, I can hear them and feel the spray on my face! Wish I could get down to see your seas (and the real sea)!

    1. I wish you could too Gilly - thanks for the lovely comment and have a good weekend. Lesley x

  6. We have been walking on a lovely long sandy beach today . It reminded me of your paintings. You capture the sea so well. Beautiful day today but cold wind and I came home with a bag of shells.
    Lovely to find you had visited. Millyx

    1. Had been meaning to visit and view your lovely blog for ages Milly! Will look forward to seeing what you do with the shells. Have a good weekend and thanks for visiting. Lesley x

  7. Thanks for stopping by!! I thought everyone stopped blogging but I think they just stopped commenting!!

    Gorgeous work as always...I like Late Afternoon Surf!! How is the exhibition going?

    1. Thanks Tricia - town is quieter now as the season changes, but there are always those visitors who seek out St Ives when the weather is wilder and a more elemental.

      Always like to keep up with your very original artwork. Hope your dog starts to get better soon. Have a good weekend. Lesley x

  8. Wow - such gorgeous colors and texture! You are a very talented and inspiring artist!

  9. Thanks Wendy - for visiting and commenting. Lesley


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