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Wish You Were Here and other Original Paintings

The paintings featured in this post were works in progress as the artworks in the previous post came to fruition.
'Wish You Were Here, it's Wild' oil on board, 6 x 4 inches. SOLD

'Wish You Were Here at Lamorna' oil on board, 6 x 4 inches.

'Bright Sky and Sea' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD

'Silver Sky' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD

'Back of the Quay, oil on board, 19.5 x 19 cm.  SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

Original paintings for May, St Ives Bay

A busy but enjoyable time has been spent producing the nine small paintings below.
There's an interesting story behind this first which is rendered on what was the back of a green painted board - see the part it plays in the painting which appears on this post!   The board was liberally coated with PVA glue but proved too weighty for the canvas, so I had the bright idea of peeling the painted layer off the backing.
The paper covering of the backing board was wet with glue and a residue of green paint could be seen around the edges.  I moved the wet paper around a bit and pushed on some paint, which was absorbed by the porous surface, giving a soft, chalky appearance.  Soon the paper shape was saying 'cliff/headland'.................and the creation of what was to become 'Gwithian Impression 2012' had begun.
'Gwithian Impression 2012' mixed media on board, 17.5 x 17 cm.  SOLD

'Gwithian, Rough Weather' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm.  SOLD

'Tiny Seascape…

Bath Society Show last day Saturday 19 May, 2012

For those of you intending to visit the Bath Society of Artists 107th Annual Exhibition, now is the time to pay a visit, as the exhibition closes at 5 pm on Saturday 19 May.  Below are images and text from the accompanying catalogue - click to enlarge.  

Click here to go to the Society website.

Plus, entry is admission free!