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Porthmeor Triptych

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.


  1. Glimpses through a vertical window.

  2. I love that! The intense green sort of seeping through gives a really sea watery feel - I can feel the spray in my face!

    1. Thank you, Gilly. Happy New Year, hope you are well. x

  3. the frame is wonderful and i can't imagine more suitable work within it~!


    1. Thank you Libby - yes, the paint on the frame looks like it's been weathered by the sea! x

  4. Wishing you a Happy New Year too. Lovely to find you had visited and I have just enjoyed reading some of your lastest posts. Hope you have a great year producing many more of your wonderful paintings. Like your holly and bird cards. And I instantly loved your magpie moth photograph, have painted it many times over the years, my favourite moth.
    Beautiful calm day here and blue sky, but very chilly with snow on high Lakeland hills. I hope you survived the rough storms and it didn't do too much damage.

    1. Thanks Molly - the January weather continues with gales, hail showers and rough seas here. Perhaps more snow for you, though? Lesley x


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