Skip to main content

The Man Goes Surfing.....

'The Man Goes Surfing'
oil on canvas, white wooden frame.  SOLD

Based on a memory, Gwithian, St Ives Bay 

 Soon to be exhibited at Artmill Gallery, Plymouth

Click to enlarge, copyright Lesley Ninnes.


  1. Good to catch up with your paintings, fabulous as usual. Just reading about the cruise too, looks relaxing and tranquil, sadly I do not do boats. Good for you getting away after the long winter. It does really make you appreciate the good weather and make full use of it. Hope St Ives had the lovely sunny spell too.
    Lets hope it is a great summer. Millyx

    1. Definitely hoping for a great summer - thanks for visiting, Milly. x

  2. Thanks for stopping by my garden blog.
    The tiles are very beautiful and I took the picture from a recovered old building wich is now an hotel in the Algarve (south Portugal).
    Glad you liked it!!

    Love your paintings as always.

  3. What a winner. My husband who surfs loves it too.

  4. That is really good! Love the scale of the sea against the man. And your seascapes in the post before this one are lovely. I think I like the sea best when I am looking at it from the shore!

    1. Thanks Gilly - hope that you've enjoyed sunshine today?! x

  5. Leslie, So good to see you on my post today. Your seascapes are serene and mysterious at the same time... does that make any sense? I think I told you I have a surfer son. Unfortunately for him, he is living in NYC for awhile... where the 'Surfin" is none too good.

    1. Hi Jeri - nice to hear from you and thanks for the comment. Hope your son manages to get out of the city for a while and finds some surf soon. x

  6. Lovely, it has a dream like quality.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

'Wild Walking on the Beach' and other paintings on board

And then it was December! Time flies that's for sure!  Here's some new work, it's been such a pleasure to spend some uninterrupted, quality time, painting ☺

The first two paintings posted are framed and already at Art Space Gallery, St Ives

'Surging Sea' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Confronting the Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

This larger painting is currently at the framer's.
'Porthmeor, Tail End of a Rainbow' oil on hardboard, 20.5 x 19 cm.  SOLD

As are the next two paintings, waiting to be mounted....
'Godrevy from Nearby' oil on board, 9.5 x 18 cm. SOLD

'Winter Seascape, Panorama in Miniature' oil on board, 13.5 x 4 cm. SOLD

These two rectangular paintings have only recently been completed and will be delivered to the framer's soon, to be mounted.
'Evening at Porthmeor' oil on board, 10.5 x 9. 5 cm. SOLD

'Among the Rocks, Porthmeor West' oil on board, 13.5 x 10 cm.  SOLD

And the follo…

New works 2017

New work for a new year and we've enjoyed some sunny days here in St Ives.  January has been a fine month so far.

The first three are already framed and displayed at Art Space Gallery, St Ives although the Gallery will be closed from 4pm this Sunday 22nd January (for it's annual spring clean and repainting) until Wednesday 1st February.

Below, the painting (and the next) were started early in December, 2016 and completed in the early days of 2017.

'Porthgwidden Beach View' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'A Good Day, St Ives Bay' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

Here's the first of 2017...

'Porthmeor, Tide's In', oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD

The next paintings are as yet unframed and will appear in our newly spic and span gallery when it reopens!

'Unpredictable Porthmeor' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.

'Beach Life' oil on hardboard, 20.5 x 12 cm.  SOLD

'Beach Reflections and Breeze' oil on board, 1…

'Shining Surf' and other small oil paintings.....

As always, weather informs these paintings and so far, April has given it all from sunny, warm days to gales, thunderstorms and hail, it certainly hasn't been dull.
The framed square paintings below have already been delivered to  Art Space Gallery, St Ives 

'Soft Horizon and Rock' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Shining Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Beach, Mist and Sun' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Clean Horizon, Cold Sea'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Beach, Cloud Reflection'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Waves at Porthmeor Corner'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Bright and Dark at the Cove'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Clear Water, Clearing Sky'
oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

The rectangular paintings (below) are currently at the framer's, waiting to be mounted.

'Surf, Rock Protection'  oil on board, 9.5 x 22.5 cm.  SOLD

'Frequent Waves and S…