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'Porthmeor, High Tide' and other paintings on board

Here are some very recent works - the first five can be found, framed, atArt Space Gallery, St Ives

'Last Light, Breaking Wave' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



'Running Sea, Windy Beach' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



'Straight Waves, Low Tide' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Grey Clouds, Choppy Sea' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Golden Seascape' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


And the next painting soon will be framed and residing at Art Space.
'St Ives Bay, After the Shower' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


'Porthmeor, High Tide'
Although it doesn't look it here, 'Porthmeor High Tide' is a larger painting (19 x 20.5 cm) on primed hardboard, currently waiting to go to the framers...  SOLD


Click pics to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.

'Tips for Painterly Happiness' and one small painting...

This painting is now part of St Ives Society of Artists Members Spring Show.
'Bay View' SOLD oil on primed board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm, white frame


Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall


The following is one of  twice-weekly letters penned and shared over many years by the late Canadian artist, writer and philosopher, Robert Genn. 
Funny, tongue-in-cheek, irreverent, apposite and downright useful advice for artists, I have been meaning to share this for so long....


'Two dozen tips for painterly happiness and success' by Robert Genn.
1.  Have your paint squeezed out before your mind is in gear
2.  Accept a lifetime of perpetual studenthood
3.  Learn to love the masters and to know who they truly are but don't fall in love with the media that presents them
4.  Appreciate the value of silence and private thought.  Value work above words
5.  Alternate your work zones with some form of physical activity
6.  Listen to the music that has been within you from…

'Surf Meets Rocks' and other small paintings

Just four small original oil paintings on board to show today, owing to having been busy working on a couple of 50 x 50 cm canvases.
I hope that the first two will be exhibited at St Ives Society of Artists Spring Show (fingers crossed) which opens on St Valentine's Day.  The others will appear at Art Space Gallery, St Ives, very soon!

'Surf with a Touch of Sunshine' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



'Coast and Weather' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD

'Low Sun and Waves' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Surf Meets Rocks' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD

'Island Side Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD


Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall