Found this pretty creature on the back path this evening. Fortunately it fluttered off and came to rest in a safer place in the hedge. Found (thanks to Google search) that it's a Magpie Moth, click here to find out more. Click to enlarge.
July small paintings, the square format will be framed and the rectangular artworks will be float mounted - soon to be on display at Art Space Gallery and St Ives Society of Artists ...... 'Fine Weather Surf' 13.5 x 13.5 cm, oil on primed board. SOLD 'Sun and Low Tide' 13.5 x 13.5 cm, oil on primed board. SOLD 'Breakers and Swells' 12.5 x 4.5 cm, oil on board 'High Tide Breakers' 12.5 x 4.5 cm, oil on board 'Open Cove' 22.5 x 10.5 cm, oil on board. SOLD 'Soft Colours at the Beach' 16.5 x 12.5 cm, oil on board. SOLD 'Small Cove' 16 x 10.5 cm, oil on board. SOLD 'Balmy Dusk' 12 x 8.5 cm, oil on board. SOLD 'Seashore' 15.5 x 5 cm, oil on board. SOLD Click to enlarge. Copyright Lesley Ninnes.
Just over a week ago I travelled up to Bath for the preview of Bath Society of Artists Annual Open Exhibition. Decades have passed since I last visited and it was thrilling to be back in this beautiful city, albeit for a very short time! 'Pulteney Bridge' And the weather was gorgeous - no need to worry about taking a brolly - or even a cardigan for that matter! The preview was extremely busy and the diversity of styles and subject matter of the 300 artworks displayed made for a really interesting evening. Sadly no pics as photography is not permitted. Click here for more information about the current exhibition. I stayed at Travelodge Bath Waterside which is situated at Widcombe Basin alongside the Kennet & Avon Canal and just minutes on foot from Bath Railway Station and the Town Centre. There was no air conditioning so my room was extremely hot, although it was possible to open the large picture window a few inches. The staff