There's quite an interesting story attached to 'Porthmeor Triptych' below:
I'd bought the distressed frame back in the summer and cut and primed paper and board in readiness, but didn't get around to starting the painting until the last week of November, right after the Christmas Card printmaking workshop! Two big 'toothpaste squeezes' of green and blue ink remained unused at the end of the day, which I scraped onto some cartridge paper and took home rather than waste - and then transferred to what has become the top painting. I think the intensity of the inks has given an authentic 'sea feel' to the artwork and scraping away the glutinous solidifying medium, a pleasing abstract quality.
'Porthmeor Triptych' SOLD
printers ink/oil on paper/board, framed size 23 x 66 cm
soon to be exhibited at Art Space Gallery, St Ives
Click to enlarge. Copyright Lesley Ninnes.