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'Beach, Bracing, Some Blue Sky' and other small paintings on board....

Sunshine this evening after some cloudy and damp conditions today, which is very welcome. As were the almost tropical conditions over last weekend and earlier in the week - warmth from early morning, blue skies and balmy evenings - wonderful.
I have been busy getting one or two larger paintings framed, wrapping prints for display at Art Space Gallery, St Ives printing cards - and creating more small, square artworks (see below).

The first is hanging at St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery.
'Beach, Sea Mist' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


The following can be found at Art Space Gallery (unless marked sold).
'Cove and Misty Coast' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Tide and Waves Piling In' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'Sea and Sky Together' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'High and Low Clouds, with Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.


'St Ives Bay, Blustery and Bright' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD


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Summer Open Exhibition Bath Society of Artists

Bath Society of Artists launches its Summer Open Exhibition on Friday 19 May, 2017.
This popular annual event is always exciting and well attended owing to the high standard of exhibits selected and displayed at the City's prestigious Victoria Gallery, situated beside the historic and picturesque Pulteney Bridge
The show will run until 15 July 2017, daily from 10.30 am - 5.00 pm.


Invitation info

Invitation image artist copyright Maxine Foster

I'm delighted to have had two of my small paintings selected (see below).
They're both framed and rendered in oil on gesso primed board, so keep an eye out for them if you happen to be among the many visitors to cross the Gallery threshold this summer.


'Tidal Beach'


'Gwithian Sky and Sea'


Click images to enlarge.
Click highlighted links to find out more about Bath Society of Arts, Victoria Art Gallery and Pulteney Bridge.

Lesley Ninnes
St Ives, Cornwall.

Cornwall Hospice Care Charity Art Auction

Cornwall Hospice Care Charity Art Auction, which took place at the Exchange Gallery, Penzance on Saturday 13 May, 2017, attracted over 100 lots donated by mainly local artists.  Although initially less busy than the previous art fundraising auction for St Julia's and Mount Edgcumbe hospices at The Exchange, all of the submissions sold on the night thanks to the efforts of auctioneer David Lay, whose performance, sometimes bordering outrageous but hugely entertaining, swept the audience through a whirlwind 2 hours of laughs and financial outlay.  On arrival visitors received a glass of bubbly, delicious canapes from Archie Browns and viewed the artworks, to the impressive saxophone accompaniment provided by glamorous all-female quartet 'Cafe Sax'.   There were bargains to be had for buyers delighted to acquire pieces of original art below market price and also many big selling artworks attracting a flurry of bidding and counter bidding to benefit this worthwhile cause.

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'The Beach in May' and other small paintings in oil...

'Mixed May' is as good a way of describing this month so far, as the weather changes radically from day to day - sometimes hour by hour.  May is such a lovely month though, trees and flowers are bursting into life, a profusion of fresh colours and new greens - especially when the sun shines!
All of the framed square paintings shown below can be found at Art Space Gallery, St Ives with the exception of 'The Beach in May' which will arrive in the next few days.  
The rectangular paintings are awaiting a trip to the framers, to be mounted prior to delivery to the browsers at St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery.

'Nice Day, Noisy Surf' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD



'Surf, Creamy with Sand' oil on primed paper, 9 x 14 cm.



'Cove, Onshore Wind' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'This Place, Porthmeor' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD



'Invisible Horizon' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.



'A Corner of the Beach' oil on…

'Inviting Breakers' and more small paintings on board...

Such glorious weather in St Ives today, in fact, the weather has been good all week - what a difference it makes.  Trees are bursting into life and bright mornings are full of birdsong.
Here are my latest paintings.  They can be found at Art Space Gallery, St Ives right now.


'Inviting Breakers' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD




'Surf, Wind and Some Blue Sky' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD




'Windless Porthmeor' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD




'Seascape, Special Light' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD




'Blue Sky, Godrevy Lighthouse' oik on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD





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





'Cold, Bright Beach' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD






'Sand Channels' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD




Click pics to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes St Ives, Cornwall.

'Island Side Rivulet' and other small paintings in oil.....

It's April! New work to start the month and I think I've managed to find a fairly straightforward way to straighten, crop, adjust colour and exposure and resize artwork images, using a combination of Google Photos and PicMonkey.  For the first time since acquiring the new desktop computer, posting to my blog has been stress-free.


The first three square paintings are already on display at
Art Space Gallery, St Ives and the fourth soon will be.


'Some Light Left at the Beach' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.




'Windswept Beach' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm.  SOLD




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




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





The next painting will eventually be mounted and delivered to St Ives Society of Artists Mariners Gallery

'Wave Wash' oil on board 9.5 x 13.5 cm




'Godrevy Squall' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD




'Sun and Onshore Breeze' oil on board, 13.5 x 13.5 cm. SOLD




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