Graffham West Sussex

So a rather soggy tour around the Graffham area on Saturday. Took my watercolours and found this amazing old Chestnut tree but too wet to continue painting…we walked though and clocked up another 14 miles. Love the way the stormy colours in my palette echo the sky! Check out my substitute water pot!! Dog waste bag folded over a gum Arabic bottle. 😉 #observationalart #watercolor #watercolour #Chestnut #tree @royaltalensuk #rembrandtwatercolour #WestSussex #rain #paintingintherain @britpleinair #pleinair

New watercolours.

Been playing with some new Watercolour the last few days between making coffee for external decorators!….anyway they are rather nice! The watercolours that is….decorators very well behaved! #watercolor #watercolour #beetroot #peonies #pomegranate @royaltalensuk #observationalart #stilllife

News!

Ever fancied trying #Watercolour ? I’m delighted to have been asked by @theartacademylondon to trial a taster day with Watercolour for them on July 27th. The Art Academy is close to Borough Market and this fun introductory day lasts from 10.30-4.30. If you like it I also run a 10 week course for them in the Spring. *Contact the academy to book! https://artacademy.org.uk/ Fancy popping along? @rogerbeckett ?

I can hardly believe that @pintar_rapido is almost here! There’s still time to join us though for a fun day of #pleinair art in London. I’ve met so many nice people on my days there! Hope you guys give it a try! Here’s my piece from 2016 in progress 🤞for another hot day! Painting (drawing/collage/pastel/ink/watercolour/oil….guideline online) day Saturday 22nd and Judging day and exhibition 23rd June in the Old Town Hall on the #KingsRoad in #Chelsea

Work in progress!

Can’t wait to post…had so much admin and non artwork stuff to do I’ve had to wait to paint….the wait is over and having lots of fun this morning with these peonies #WIP #Workinprogress with the rain pouring down outside. #watercolour first and grabbed my teaching bag from yesterday @theartacademylondon and did a bit of wet drawing #watercolor #sketch @seawhiteofbrighton #oilpainting #observationalart #peonies #Hampshire #flowers

Skye memories.

Having a sort out and remembering my fabulous trip to Skye and Glenbrittle earlier in the year. #oilpainting #observationalart #isleofskye #Glenbrittle @glenbrittlecampsite #vikingsettlement #fairypools #fairypoolsisleofskye @britpleinair #pleinair

Norman Wilkinson Drawings from D Day.

People who know me know I enjoy drawing boats…but as it’s #ThrowBackThursday I’ve another artist’s boat drawings which I was lucky to see on the wall in Southwick Hall, May 30th 2016. They were drawn by Norman Wilkinson CBE during D Day. These are framed pages from his sketchbook. Zoom in to see the writing …there are notes about colour and exact timings….for me this artwork has so much more appeal than any studio work produced from it. I’d happily take these sketchbook pages home with me to look after!

Wilkinson was already well known as the inventor of the WW1 ship’s Dazzle camouflage. I had been able to draw a restored version of a Wilkinson ship during my time on HMS Victory during my MA. I drew from the Great Cabin window …a view of HMS Illustrious’s final crew assembly on board prior to its decommissioning, with the Dazzling – HMS M33 in the foreground! My pencil drawing later evolved into one of my MA final painted installation pieces as a view through a gun port, so I’ve added it to my #TBT post as I didn’t do Instagram, FB or Twitter at that time. D Day will be commemorated in the coming days both here in Portsmouth and more widely. I find the direct link to D Day events by Wilkinson’s striking drawings particularly affecting.

#TBT #boats #RoyalNavy #DDayLandings #NormanWilkinson #marineart #RSMA #drawing #sketchbook #WinsorandNewton #PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #HMSJervis #HMSM33

I found this online which explains more about Wilkinson and D Day….👍

Passage from a Portsmouth New article……TIM KING, a former naval correspondent with The News, recalls an interview with the Southsea-trained artist who invented a revolutionary method of camouflaging warships, about his time during the D Day landings.

Suddenly, as the mighty fleet ranges on the Normandy coast, all hell breaks loose.

Amid the turmoil, the flashes and roar of thousands of guns, shouted orders and crump of exploding shells, a man stands apart on the bridge of the destroyer HMS Jervis, oblivious to the mayhem of battle.

Striving to keep his balance on the plunging deck, Portsmouth-trained marine artist Norman Wilkinson calmly pulls out a Windsor & Newton sketch pad and rapidly records the panoramic scene as conflict rages from horizon to horizon. At lightning speed, he fills page after page with his pencil…

At the top page he scribbles: ‘06.24. Sun catching small cloud.’ On the next page: ‘06.25 – opened fire.’

Exactly what Norman Wilkinson CBE saw from Jervis’s cramped bridge in the next 60 minutes before H-Hour off Port en Bessin, was revealed at HMS Dryad, Southwick, where Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower and naval operations C-in-C Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey had their HQ.”

Mudeford Quay Watercolour

My watercolour from yesterday in Mudeford with @britpleinair. Really struck by the colours in the sun…not my usual thing! Then a did an oil….post that later.
#britpleinair #watercolor #watercolour #sketch @moleskine #boat #boats #quay #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear #observationalart #Dorset

Mudeford Quay with @britpleinair

My oil sketch from yesterday in Mudeford with @britpleinair. Still a bit shiny wet to photograph! I loved the colours in the sun…not my usual thing! also a few impressive Georgian Villas on the coast …couldn’t miss them out. Had a mixed sketchy sort of day…watercolour and ink too….with a seagull dropping a mixed media offering on my work too!
#oil #oilpainting
#britpleinair #watercolor #watercolour #sketch @moleskine #boat #boats #quay #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear #observationalart #Dorset #georgianarchitecture #georgianhouse

Recent sketches.

No 1 and video – A quick sketch while the van gets its MOT in Port Solent Marina! And another speedy one from the Isle of Wight on Saturday before attending a D Day 75th memorial event linked to Shanklin. No 2. This is the beach and cliff at Shanklin. Met some amazing 90+ aged veterans too!

Newbury Private View

So it’s finally here! Newbury Art Fair and the PV held this evening! Heaps of gratitude to all who travelled especially to see me 🙏 and lovely to meet other fair visitors too. Thank you new collectors ❤️ So looking forward to tomorrow and Sunday….😍 I’m rather tired after a long set up day and PV….beauty sleep required now before my Ink demo tomorrow afternoon ✒️💕 1-2pm @contemporaryartfairs @princestrust

An Instagram Repost from a collector! Thank you!

How lovely to see my work on your wall! My time on Landscape Artist of the Year was so busy I didn’t get a chance to photograph these myself as I did them! Very happy it rained and your walking holiday in Kent took you to @turnercontemporary in Margate instead! 😉 Hope you are well! #Repost @thehousethatnannabuilt with @get_repost

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Finally got my lovely pen and ink pictures up by the talented @kimwhitbyart… Stowe and Margate harbour ❤️❤️❤️ .

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I have really struggled to find a place for them in the house where they can easily be seen but have settled on this wall going up the main staircase. .

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#originalart #artwork #penandink #penandinkart #edwardianhouse #staircase #staircase#originalfeatures #atmine #spotlightonmyhome #myinteriormydecor #skyarts #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear @skyarts @landscape_artist_of_the_year @contemporaryartfairs #pleinair #observationalart #aquarelle #ink #vanlife

Prints for Newbury Art Fair!

So here are two of my 15 prints, which will be available during Newbury Art Fair 11-12th May PV 10th May 6-9pm. I am very busy getting work framed and mounted for the fair and genuinely looking forward to seeing some of my more recent work on a wall. Please DM if you’d like to know how to get hold of tickets or any other information about the fair. Have a fab Bank Holiday weekend everyone! @contemporaryartfairs @newburyracecourse #Newbury #hampshire #marineart #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #drawing #ink #boat #Scotland #Skye #landscape #observationalpainting

My first limited edition prints!

A first for me – some lovely quality limited edition prints ….only 15 in total for Newbury Art Fair which takes place in just over a week. I’ll be framing and mounting these tomorrow with another post of the finished things to come. Newbury Art Fair 11-12th May PV Friday 10th 6-9pm #ink #marineart #boat #drawing #limitededition @contemporaryartfairs #Newbury @newburyracecourse #Hampshire

Colour for Newbury Art Fair!

Deciding which things are coming with me to @contemporaryartfairs #Newbury …so I pushed a couple of things in frames to try and help me choose which I would frame up. I was struck by how much colour there was, and (thank fully), I got a feeling of light which I have been really trying to bring into my oil work from my work on paper. Newbury Race course May 11-12th PV 10th. Hope to see you there! #oilpainting #pleinair #pleinairpainting #Skye #scotland #Spain #rocks #marineart #fairypools #beach #Asturias #mountains #artfair @royaltalensuk @jacksons_art @paintersonline

A better photo of Macleod’s Maidens on Skye.

A better photo of Macleod’s Maidens on Skye. It’s a 5 mile warm up walk to get to there but it was still a very old and windy day. It’s the only way to get there unless you view by sea. And of course it’s 5 miles back. WARNING ⚠️ terribly unattractive photo of me in all my necessary clothing! 😬😉Shortly before arriving at the maidens I also saw an eagle very close to me taking off from its prey. Really slow moving and massive! #macleodsmaidens #Skye #isleofskye #idrigillpoint #scotland #rocks #marineart #sea #pleinairpainting #pleinair @britpleinair @jacksons_art #vanlife #osprey #goldeneagle ??

Glenbrittle Sunset.

Lovely day here with a pretty evening …but not as colourful as Skye only a few days ago! The warm sun light setting across the mountains made them appear rosy, which I noticed in several spots I painted during the evenings. Here’s a better photo of what I posted at the time. #glenbrittle #glenbrittlecampsite #glenbrittlebeach #pleinair #sketches #sgurralasdair #cuillinridge #cullins #mountain #munro #ink #skye #scotland #vanlife

Glen Coe revisited….with details.

A chance to unpack and photograph! The winds of Glen Coe in the van, seem such a long time ago now which was at the start of my trip north. #oilsketch #glencoe #Scotland #pleinairpainting #panorama #mountain #mountains #details

Thanks for the action photo!

Thank you to @sivako_phil with @get_repost Fun to meet people enjoying Skye too! Can’t fit a full shot of the finished thing onto Instagram…but I can on WordPress! 🙏

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@kimwhitbyart “doing what she does best. I stopped and watched her paint for a few minutes and then asked permission to take this photo, I love watching talent in action.”

#pleinairpainting #pleinair #Skye #isleofskye @britpleinair #Scotland #fairypools

New My Story on Instagram.

5 mile warm up walk to get to #macleodsmaidens #Skye #isleofskye #scotland See My Story for more….#pleinairpainting #pleinair @britpleinair @jacksons_art https://www.instagram.com/kimwhitbyart/p/Bv9v-sngb_L/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=k0ff9rzo2ghj

New Post on Instagram on ‘My Story’

New My Story…from yesterday! #pleinair #isleofskye #staffinbay @britpleinair #scotland #oilpainting #ink #sketch #sketchbook #draw

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The Old Man of Storr – second attempt!

A couple of goes at this – The Old Man of Storr from afar after the snow we had that drove us off the top. Better safe than sorry! Thank you to the Aros Community Arts chaos who’s shop sold Gum Arabic in its art supplies 👍🙏 #oldmanofstorr #Storr #isleofskye #watercolour #watercolor #mountains #rocks #scotland @moleskine @winsorandnewton

Towards Staffin after the snow!

One from yesterday ….AFTER the snow adventure- looking towards Staffin. I don’t usually use Gum Arabic much but felt I needed some on theses Scottish landscapes – so I could work more quickly in the cold and wind and drop more colour into wet areas. Luckily and happily I was able get hold of some at Portree in the Aros Community Centre Shop 😊 #isleofskye #Staffin #landscape #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton #scotland #sketch #sketchbook #Portree

Sligachan, Isle of Skye.

A couple of hours…a couple of miles…a couple of dogs,bridges,climbers…time for sketches and time for bed! Drove the final leg up to the Isle of Skye yesterday to teach Sligachan. 370° views. #isleofskye #mountains #sketch #draw #pleinair @britpleinair #silgachan

Goodbye Aspex Gallery and Thank you!

Well it was a sad farewell to Aspex’s great studio space yesterday. I made the most of trying to fill it in the 5 days I was there!! These sketchbooks are A3 and A4….and full Imperial watercolour sheets – some joined. I enjoy exploring scale and it was great to have a large floor space to work on. Lots incomplete and plenty to keep me busy in the future! #portsmouth #ink #camberdock #fishingboat @aspexportsmouth @moleskine @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill

Day Four at Aspex Gallery!

Two good (by which I mean things I found especially interesting ) sketches first thing….then back to Aspex…..#watercolour #watercolor #ink #sketch @moleskine #portsmouth #Hampshire @seawhiteofbrighton @seawhiteshowroom

Time lapse The Bridge Tavern.

Been trying out a bit more time-lapse ink work too today! There’s another in My Story on Instagram or FB. @aspexportsmouth @winsorandnewton @Moleskine @seawhiteofbrighton #camberdocks @gunwharfquays @gunwharfquaysmarina #artistresidency #ink #draw #boat #TheBridgeTavern

Day two at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth.

Some sketching to kick the day off to my second day at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth as artist in residence. Really enjoying the space in more ways than one! Thank you Aspex! @aspexportsmouth @winsorandnewton @moleskine @seawhiteofbrighton #camberdocks @gunwharfquays @gunwharfquaysmarina #artistresidency

Lovely news from Pintar Rapido on Instagram!

#Repost @pintar_rapido with @get_repost THANK YOU PINTAR RAPIDO! Delighted to have been asked to be part of the judging panel this year! See you all in June….I’ll be painting too(non competitive of course) on the Saturday….couldn’t miss out on the fun…Get your Artist’s Pass to take part. You’ve got to be in it to win it. I won on my first attempt 😉 Repost….

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Kim Whitby , v talented artist and previous Pintar winner will be joining us as a judge this year 😊@kimwhitbyart . Read more https://www.pintarrapido.com/london/prize.html

Composition and Collage.

COMPOSITION WORKSHOP explored through collage with found papers. Consider the key common compositional approaches used by artists and explore some of the ideas in collage. Fancy joining us at @stbarbemuseum ? SPACES. Lovely studio room in the gallery with cafe.

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Book now for a ‘hands-on’ Collage Workshop with Kim Whitby

Monday 11 March 10:15am – 4:30pm

Suitable for all visual artists wishing to develop their compositional skills.

Limited places available | PREBOOKED £40

(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)

Please call to book your place 01590 676969

Last night’s last paint in Rome.

Back in the UK! Hard to think less than 24hrs ago I was in the warm in Rome trying to do a watercolour in the dark. Great trip back via Rome’s very smart airport! #dark #nocturne #forum #archeology #archeologicalsite #observationalart #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton #pleinair @britpleinair

The Imperial Forum, Rome.

Sat in the #imperialforum #rome for a drawing….you can see the bench I sat on from above….the Imperial Forum was specially open today and free! Lovely to get down from the road level to see all the extra things and then pass under the road via ancient cellars and rooms and pop out at The Forum! #forum

Look on Instagram @kimwhitbyart for MyStory

So many things to draw….so little time! More posts to follow! see MyStory too on Instagram 😉 #pleinair @britpleinair #pencil #drawing #sketching #observationalart #rome #theforum #archeology #archeologicalsite #romanhistory #trees

Boarhunt in the Sun.

Second and then first of my time out in the sun yesterday. I’d like to do this again and bigger so there would be more tree, more field stripes and more scaffolding! #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart #trees #Spring #scaffolding @clipscaffoldingsouthern #Hampshire #Fareham #Boarhunt – that’s a place!

Help!?

Struggling to find a single photo to suit the Hampshire Open Studios Brochure for August 2019…again! I always find it a real challenge to sum up what I do in a single image. I’m wondering if I can get away with a montage ? Lots of people will decide whether to journey to see me from the brochure image alone. All suggestions genuinely appreciated 🙏 #hantsopenstudios #workingfromlife #observationalart #ink #oainting #watercolour #watercolor #oilpainting #flowers #dogs #jackrussellterrier #Spain #coast #beach #rocks selfportrait #Galicia

Drawing Strategies Workshop at St Barbe Gallery and Museum.

Back with my friends @stbarbemuseum today for a Drawing Strategies workshop day. Thank you enthusiastic participants! Great effort and well done to all! See you soon to work on #composition #drawing #teachingart #workshop #artworkshop #negativespaces #gesturaldrawing #tone #visualelements #line #pattern #shapeandspace #workingfromlife #selfie

A Swipeable Post on Instagram!

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So as it is #tbt and with the help of the new swiping App I can post these two I’ve not posted before from my MA and time on #HMSVictory in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. I was very fortunate to be granted access to work onboard as part of my final MA exhibition preparations. A truly unique opportunity to draw onboard ….here’s the Great Cabin and lower deck with anchor ports 🥰 I sat in Nelson’s Cabin from the Battle of Trafalgar. Special memories 🙏#throwbackthursday #swipeable #panorama @AberUni #historicdockyard #Nelson #AdmiralLordNelson #ink #workingfromlife #observationalpainting @StCuthbertsMill @WinsorandNewton #panorama #swipeable #swiperight #swipeleft #panols #pannify #spincle #instaswipe #instapan #instagrid #tinyplanet #360photography #panoramaview #photosphere #pano #360 #panoramic #360photo

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Last chance!

LAST CHANCE to join us for an Extended Drawing Day @stbarbemuseum Monday 25th Feb – with individual help and support in a medium of your choice. (Session builds from the taught session on Saturday but not necessary to attend both)…book through the museum on tel:01590676969 10-4pm ASAP HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

5 minute sketch.

#coffeebreak sketch….happier with this 5 minute effort than yesterday’s longer things….it’s funny like that sometimes. The chalk looked quite golden in the Spring sun today. #springiscoming #coffeeshop #cafe @seawhiteofbrighton #Portsmouth @trafalgarwharfgroup @thebeachhutcafe

#Portchester watercolour #sketchbooks

#ThrowbackThursday

So embracing #throwbackthursday here I am at probably 23/24 – not that interested in doing the maths as it will make me feel too old! What’s the same? Full sheet of watercolour paper – probably #bockingford in those days! Second image is detail. #workingfromlife #workonpaper #selfportrait #interior In those days it was #kingalfredscollegewinchester and I was studying for my BEd #Winchester @uniwinchester

Drawing workshops …quite soon!! Lymington, in the New Forest!

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THANK YOU ST BARBE !- You’ve made me sound very exciting. Hope you guys out there in social media land have time to join us on one or both days! See you soon St B’s 🙏👍🎨😁…#Repost @stbarbemuseum with @get_repost

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Don’t miss the chance to join a drawing class with the wonderful Kim Whitby .. one of three finalists in Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’. Kim is experienced in many art media and has exhibited work widely. We have participated in a previous workshop and can recommend the experience.

Contact the Gallery for details.. see earlier posts or the website (link in bio) for more information.

Small dog 2!

So as to be completely fair and protect myself from any family accusations of favouritism- Another small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Fluffiest dog in the uk! #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug

Sleeping dog on a rug.

Small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Well it is rather cold today for dogs and people. #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug

February Teaching in Lymington!

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#Repost @stbarbemuseum with @get_repost LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MY FRIENDS IN LYMINGTON SOON…. ・・・ Want to learn to improve your drawing skills (see previous post if you’re a beginner). Join @stbarbemuseum Advanced Drawing Day with Kim Whitby @kimwhitbyart Starts: February 25 – 10:15am Ends: February 25 – 4:30pm A day-long extended session in which participants produce an observational drawing over several hours with individual guidance from an experienced qualified artist/teacher. 10.15am-4.30pm | Limited places available | PREBOOKED £40 (with 1 hour break for lunch – not included) To book your place on 01590 676969 #art #drawing #workshop #kimwhitby #stbarbe #lymington #gallery #skills

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Review!

Having a review! I knew that self portraiture had captured my interest – but seeing most of my efforts laid out in the hall – all 29 of them – is really a bit alarming!! And scary. Good to focus on one thing for a while though. #ink #watercolour #watercolor #saunderswaterford #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #workonpaper #profilepictures #profile #oilpainting #workingfromlife #portrait #drawing #zornpalette @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Ink and paper.

Apologies if I’m failing to surprise you…it’s ink again today! 😬#workonpaper #saunderswaterford #profilepictures #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #ink #portrait @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Ink Self Portrait

#WIP The bones of this one are in place…of course I managed to drip …so I’ll need a solution in that area (no prizes for spotting them!) but the daylight is fading here so that can wait until next time. #ink #watercolor #saunderswaterford #watercolour #selfportrait #profile #mirror #mirrorselfie @st_cuthberts_mill

Newsletter and Teaching Dates 2019!

PHEW! Christmas Newsletter has launched! IF YOU’D LIKE A NEWSLETTER and didn’t get one DM me! It contains the details of my first lot of 2019 teaching “I’ve really enjoyed my watercolour this year…from speeding through the dramatic Spanish scenery to visit Portugal ….to dramatic Hampshire Autumn colours…..to countryside commission surprises…

Why not brush up your watercolour, or your drawing or painting… by joining me in a workshop or two?

I’ll be teaching at the studio, in Lymington and after Easter I’ll be back in London at The Art Academy….so plenty of choice…see my website for full information on the Teaching pages! http://www.kimwhitby.com #watercolour #ink #sketchbook #painting #pleinair @briteinair #artworkshops #Hampshire #Spain @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @skyartsartistoftheyear @hantsculture @davidwatson.uk @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill

Bath Watercolour Sketch

Only time for a quick watercolour play in my sketchbook today in #Bath ….in one of my favourite spots #thecircus A lovey grey day with a stripe of gold in the sky. @moleskine #watercolor #sketch #sketchbook #Somerset #londonplanetree #georgianarchitecture

Stansted Park and Newsletter

TEACHING AND NEWSLETTER …Finished reworking this autumnal trip to Stansted Park. Quite a weather contrast to today! This watercolour is 28x75cms and available to own! But remember with original artwork…there’s only one! I’ve had a fabulous response to my last post about joining my mailing list for teaching and other updates. I will be putting more teaching on my last News Letter of the year. If you’d also like to receive (an erratic and infrequent) News Letter and are not yet registered, please message me with your email and I will add you personally ….you can do this via any contact page on my website. I use Mailchimp for the Newsletter conforming to GDPR regs. http://www.kimwhitby.com and THANK YOU! #watercolour #sketchbook @moleskine @stanstedpark #pleinair @st_cuthberts_mill @britpleinair #trees #autumn #watercolor #artistsoninstagram

Thank you and Teaching News!

THANK YOU and TEACHING – A belated thank you for all who came to my Winter Open Studio…with a colourful #WIP to cheer us all up on a very dull day here in Hampshire! – a reworking of an autumnal trip to Stanstead Park. I had SO MANY requests for TEACHING over the open weekend – so I will be putting more teaching on my last News Letter of the year. Cross your fingers we can find mutually acceptable timings 🤞If you’d like to receive a News Letter and are not registered please message me with your email and I will add you personally ….you can do this via any contact page on my website. http://www.kimwhitby.com and THANK YOU again for popping over! #watercolour #sketchbook @moleskine @britpleinair #pleinair #workinprogress

Self portrait #6

Today’s #WIP #workinprogress – Less glum? Open Studio final day Sunday 2nd December …informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….Thank you to today’s visitors! #HampshireOpenStudio #Hampshire #OpenStudio #pleinair @britpleinair

#details #allaprima #face #eye #chin #neck #workingfromlife

#oilpainting #selfportrait #portrait #observationalart #artoninstagram @skyartsartistoftheyear @hantsculture

Wet and Windy #WIP Open Studio!

Well it’s rather grim here today…rain and wind…but if you are brave enough to venture out, it’s cosy here at my Open Studio! And the kettle is on! See you later!

David Watson Silk Scarf in Winchester! AND Open Studio Dec 1st and 2nd!!!!

What a busy old day! Setting up for #WIP Work In Progress Winter Open Studio (starting tomorrow* See below) AND a trip up to Winchester to see my David Watson SILK ! square from my Hampshire Cultural Trust and Jane Austen House Museum commission in REAL LIFE! in Winchester Discovery Centre. A really delicate, fine item…and not sure if I saw a hand rolled hem?! Beautiful thing! Thank you all involved ! https://www.davidwatson.uk/kim-whitby *And this weekend 10-5pm to a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? @davidwatson.uk @hantsculture @janeaustenshousemuseum #watercolour #Chawton #janeausten #Hampshire sketchbook #pleinair @Brit pleinair

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL…Open Studio 1st and 2nd December 10-5pm

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL! – Open Studio 1st and 2nd December …I’ve been really enjoying the paint with my recent self portraits but I’ve been working without my glasses (as I would generally outside) so it’s interesting for me to now zoom in close and see how the paint is sitting. Fancy a close up look too? Head over this weekend 10-5pm to a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? #HampshireOpenStudio #Hampshire #OpenStudio #pleinair @britpleinair
#details #allaprima #face #eye #chin #neck #workingfromlife
#oilpainting #selfportrait #portrait #observationalart #artoninstagram

Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum

An exciting parcel arrived today…the collaboration pieces from Plein Air in the Park at Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum in Pontypool! Reusable bags and lovely tea towels. I love Georgian buildings…and the odd tree. Memories of a lovely day! See you there next year? Contact them to buy and support their work. http://torfaenmuseum.org.uk/contact-us/ #teatowel #reducereuserecycle #reusable #ink #Pontypool #Torfaen #museum #amgueddfa #pleinair @britpleinair #amgueddfamuseumtorfaen

Eucalyptus trees and rocks.

Reworking and enlarging this from September in Spain. Thinking about brightening the paint and working more gesturally …..“The great outcrop of rocks on this amazing #surfersbeach – from the other direction … simple yet complex colours…and hazy spray afternoon light with the typical and tall eucalyptus tree shapes on the shore. Interesting to paint the sand markings of footprints and pitch lines.”

#asturias #sanvicentedelabarquera #oil #pleinair @britpleinair #oilpainting #allaprima #Spain #beach #rocks #marine @Jacksons_art @WinsorAndNewton #galifornia

Gift Painting in Oil Workshop Day at St Barbe Art Gallery and Museum in Lymington.

*SPACES!!* Do you have a really challenging person to buy for at Christmas? Are you a bit artistic (-or a lot!) and fancy making a unique gift for them instead?

GIFT MAKING OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP DAY @StBarbe Gallery and Museum Lymington Monday 3rd December.

Bring along an item that you associate with your recipient (perfume bottle/soft toy/ornament/bottle of favourite tipple/usual mug/key ring/sports item etc ….you know them best …put your thinking cap on!) and we will make an observational oil painting of the item as a gift they can keep forever. Obviously it could also be used as a birthday or other gift. No experience of oil paint required. The full days workshop will include some tuition and individual support AND all materials. PLEASE BOOK via St Barbe Art Gallery and Museum on 01590676969 😉🎨 NB real items please…not a photograph 👍

Winter Open Studio #WIP Works in Progress 2018

This time next week I shall be setting up for a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 10-5pm 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? If you can’t make that some of my work from Jane Austen’s House Museum and Hampshire Cultural Trust will be in Winchester Museum from December 5th (more on that another time)…..or contact me for a PV at my studio another time if you can’t make the weekend 🙏 Hope to see you soon!

#Spain #galicia #asturias #galifornia #pleinair @briteinair #Hampshire #fareham @skyartsartistoftheyear #sketchbooks #inktober #wninktober @moleskine @hantsculture @janeaustenshousemuseum

Self portrait #3

Oh my goodness how addictive is this self portrait lark!! Mr Weller has a lot to answer for! Also appears very difficult to get a clear and accurate photograph…anyway here’s my latest effort 😉 PS Thank you for all the tips and comments along the way with these too ❤️ #oilpaint #portrait #selfportrait #artoninstagram #observation #observationalpainting @michaelweller

Arundel trip

A trip to see the clever cheerful work of @hollyfrean “Holly’s Ark” in Zimmer Stuart Gallery in Arundel on a chilly day! 😍A mooch round the many interesting shops…..and a quick watercolour sketch or two by the castle where a striking avenue of autumn trees and colour, reflected in the moat….with some ducks.

@zimmerstewart #watercolour #trees #avenue #sketchbook @moleskine @seawhiteofbrighton #pleinair @britpleinair #Arundel #WestSussex

Enlarging…

Trying to think a lot more about how I’d put the paint on and use colour if this was one of my watercolours. #rocks #beach #walkonthebeach #Asturia #sanvicentedelabarquera #northernspain #pleinair @britpleinair #landscape

Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

Ha ha ha!!! How fun! And a genuine treat…finally got the chance to see all three of my artist friends (well done all three!) on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year’s third episode in Loch Fyne! @b.ramsey1973 @mariaroseartist @michaelweller So so so… pleased it wasn’t my choice on the day! All winners in my book. Having been on the programme I know the pressures of the day with its filming interruptions and all the fun too. Really hope you all had fun guys. ❤️ #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear @skyartsartistoftheyear #pleinair @britpleinair #scotland #lochfyne #inveraray

Time lapse of Wellington Square Gardens Ink.

Another time lapse!! Working on my stuff from Wellington Square in Chelsea…Autumn leaves, Georgian architecture and London plane trees #WIP 😊. #wninktober #notjustforoctober #ink @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill #chelsea #wellingtonsquaregardens #autumn #fall #londonplanetree #georgianhouse @bestoftimelapse_ #timelapseart #timelapse

Autumn sunset in the New Forest

One from the other evening….you know when the light just starts to taper off and the sun appears extra bright when it catches things and really peps up the colours at Autumn time?? #Autumn #Fall #pleinair @britpleinair #Hampshire #thenewforest #sunset #oilpainting #artistsoninstagram

Inktober

One from the other evening…and we’ve had some beautiful ones recently. It was time to leave so I just did Ink very quickly….obviously this scene is screaming watercolour but there wasn’t time. #BeaulieuHeath #ink #WNinktober #inktober #Hampshire #pleinair @britpleinair @winsorandnewton @seawhiteofbrighton #trees #sunset #Autumn

#ThrowbackThursday #ALevelArtandDesign

And so as today is #throwbackthursday #tbt I’ve watched lots of you guys painting in beautiful Venice this Summer and it has made me recall my first trip there at 16/17?!!! (C1988) #wasieverthatyoung ? which was just prior to my A level Art and Design exam and I painted (can’t find that) photographed and printed in a darkroom (still got those) and drew (here it is)! from my trip….(and it was a very long coach trip from Aberaeron, West Wales indeed! ) and then submitted my Venetian inspired A level art. What strikes me most though…ink…mark making…tonal…structured…structural…composition broken by verticals…architecture…!!!! it’s all there. All the things that I still think about. All the things that define my artwork. Here is Venice at A level – from a photo…and Wellington Square Gardens – Pintar Rapido – from life. Of course then there was a very long gap whilst I was a Primary teacher and Mum. Anyone else got an historical parallel? I’d love to see. Please share 🤫 #noonelsewillknow ! #Venice #StMarksSquare #ink #inktober #WNinktober #Aberaeron #Wales #Ceredigion #wellingtonSquareGardens #KingsRoad #Chelsea #London #Alevelart #PintarRapido

Norley Wood in the New Forest, on Beaulieu Heath.

And the light went….so time to stop. Next time…but rain forecast tomorrow ☹️I’m working flat….as I would in ink or watercolour…and trying to be looser…aahhh!!! #oilpainting #pleinair @britpleinair #newforest #Hampshire #Autumn #trees #heath #beaulieuheath

Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition 2018

Just delivered these three to the Chelsea Art Society’s 71st Open Exhibition 🤞🤞🤞- a first attempt at this one for me. Two untypical flower submissions from me; Sunflowers 40x40cms, Lavender in deep shade 40x40cms, from the unusually hot Summer months …and Blue Tent; Cantabria from our Northern Spain trip. 20x30cms Lots of lovely things being deposited whilst I was there at The Old Town Hall on #kingsroad and a few familiar faces! 😉 GOOD LUCK all my fellow non-members! #chelseaartsociety @chelseaartsociety

#sunflowers #lavender #flowers #Spain #Cantabria #camping #tent #summer2018 #pleinair @britpleinair @place_to_paint

Stansted Park

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Trying to trust my instincts …not over think…remembering the fun I had painting as we drive through Spain… #speedy #rapid #loose #watercolour #pleinair @britpleinair #Hampshire #Autumn #trees @moleskine #sketchbook @stanstedpark @winsorandnewton

#SketchesAndSips

Please remember to PREBOOK your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish for next Friday 26th October !! and last Fridays of the month.

Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. EMAIL kiminthecloud@me.com TO BOOK or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.

#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios

Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition 2018

Such a great but long day yesterday. I even fell asleep on the train home! Kept my sticky badge as proof that I really am in this exhibition. Thank you to all involved and great to meet everyone. #RSMA #royalsocietyofmarineartists @Mall_Galleries #boats #Sea #coast #Topsham #Devon #barge #pleinair @britpleinair #inktober #wninktober

@britpleinair in St James’s Park

A fabulously busy day yesterday meeting many likeminded artists in London at the @britpleinair event. Sadly I only had time to sketch a bit, some and not enough to chat with everyone! Huge thanks to those who organised it 🙏 See you next time guys! I spoke with several new friends about the great painting locations in Northern Spain so in the spirt of #throwbackthursday here are some of my holiday memories …for anyone else who rather likes painting rocks! PS don’t forget next week #capturingthemoment2018 exhibition starts too…a must see! #londonplanetree #Asturia #Galicia #rocks #Spain

The Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition 2018

A lovely evening for exhibitors at The Mall Galleries with The Royal Society of Marine Artists…meeting Artist Members and fellow exhibitors…and seeing my Barge in Topsham in the wall. PV tomorrow too!

#inctober2018 #inktober #ink #Barge #topsham #Devon @winsorandnewton @seawhiteofbrighton

Sun on the Spanish Mountains.

Sun on the mountains in today’s effort with watercolour from my Spanish travel sketchbook…painted on the move. #Spain #Galicia #watercolour #sketchbook #galifornia #mountains @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Spanish fog and sun through the trees.

I have been working up a sketch drawn whilst on the move in Spain. It was a foggy day and then suddenly the sun shone through the tall trees and appeared red on the fog. It’s too long for a full shot on here….see My Instagram Story for more detail. The helpers found this quite tiring today too…see last pic! #trees #eucalyptus #spain #galicia #galifornia #fog #sun #jackrussell #watercolour #watercolor #sketching @moleskine

Autumn colour and field shapes.

Out with my sketchbook this afternoon. I know it’s supposed to be ink…but the squeeze of sun under the clouds and Autumn colours got the better of my intentions. #ink #inctober2018 #wninktober #inktober #watercolour @moleskine @winsorandnewton #Fareham #Hampshire #Autumn

#SketchesAndSips Friday!!!

Please remember to prebook your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish this Friday!! and last Fridays of the month.

Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. Email kiminthecloud@me.com to book or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.

#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios

#RiasBaixas #Spain #rocks #pleinair

Campsite right on the beach…which also has rocks!

Really friendly site and lovely Spanish family next door. I don’t recall painting such a brightly coloured sea before…but that is UK living I suppose! I need to rephotograph (it so damn sunny here!) but my Instagram Story has the full development x

Siesta …and more painting this afternoon I hope!

#spain #RiasBaixas @campingmuineira.es #Ablabrinio #Galicia #plienair @britpleinair #oilpaint #allaprima @Jacksons_online #linenboard @WinsorandNewton #oils

San Vincente de la Barquera rocks on the beach with Eucalyptus trees.

The great outcrop of rocks on this amazing #surfersbeach – from the other direction … simple yet complex colours…and hazy spray afternoon light with the typical and tall eucalyptus tree shapes on the shore. Interesting to paint the sand markings of footprints and pitch lines.
#oil #pleinair @britpleinair #oilpainting #allaprima #Spain #beach #rocks #marine @Jacksons_art @WinsorAndNewton

Speedy sketches…#Spain

Speedy sketches in pencil, oil and watercolour, here in Northern Spain! So much to see, enjoy …and if there’s time paint! Really like the rough @jacksons_art #linenboards and strong #oilpaint for sketching. Time is tight so tomorrow I’ve decided to limit my pieces to a 30 minute maximum …wait and see….must rush..important appointment with a #gandt 😉

#oilpaint #watercolour #sketching @seawhiteofbrighton #sketchbooks #Spain #Cantabria @Moleskine

Fabulous Art Materials for my Adventure!

Anyone joining me on my trip? I’ve spent the last couple of days packing up for an adventure. About 4 years ago I made my first wet painting carrier from a design shared by the great #pleinair artist I follow @marc_dalessio and I have just repeated the plan (slightly adapted) in a larger scale. I attended a fabulous course by him in 2016 at #TheWelshAcademyArt. I also had a lovely delivery from @jacksons_art to go with my @moleskine sketchbooks and favourite @winsorandnewton #drawingink and #oilpaint . I will be trying out some @jacksons_art #linenboards , #watercolours and @rosemarybrushes for the first time. I am taking the same @seawhiteofbrighton sketchbook that my #royalsocietyofmarineartists entry came from! (So excited to be heading to @mallgalleries later in the Autumn …..I’m very random in how my sketchbooks get filled up!) really looking forward to getting off later today. Who’s coming too?

Different day…

A very different day here…no visitors…no excuse to eat cake!….as I have been updating my website following on from Hampshire Open Studios. However I realised too that I’ve never blogged this …and it’s much less fattening!

I have fresh work available and news about my teaching which is booking fast so DON’T DELAY! kimwhitby.com @st_barbe.org.uk

I’m looking forward to a campervan adventure starting Friday and then new teaching, with #SketchesAndSips starting last Fridays of the month! 7-9pm See my teaching page for details kimwhitby.com

#teaching #watercolour #ink #teaching #sketchbook #flowers #Hampshire #artclasses #artcourse #welshcakes #artteacher #hampshireopenstudios

Goodbye and Thank you Hampshire Open Studios 2018….see you in St Barbe?

And so it’s time to turn off the lovely “Georgian- ish blue glass” daylight bulbs, take down the ribbons and call time on #hampshireopenstudios 2018!

An exhausting week for me as I had so many truly interesting – and well informed – visitors to keep me on my toes. A real pleasure to talk with you all and welcome you into my space. Thank you for taking the time to to come and see my work. 🙏

I look forward to renewing my acquaintance with you all in November!

In the few quiet moments during the event I have had a chance to explore sharing my work (with those who couldn’t make it in person) in a virtual way; online and in #timelapse . The time lapses have proved popular – so here is a short clip from a real time video. Which do you prefer?

BOOKING NOW – at St Barbe Gallery and Museum in Lymington (New Forest) for my 5 week Watercolour and Ink course which starts in mid Sept. DON’T MISS OUT! Kim Whitby BEd Hons MA

https://stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Also give me 2 or 3 days and my teaching at home will be online – I am especially looking forward to #SketchesAndSips last Fridays of the month!

#teaching #watercolour #ink #teaching #sketchbook #flowers #Hampshire #artclasses #artcourse #artteacher

Sketchbook tour! Last two days of Hampshire Open Studios!

Last two days of #hampshireopenstudios for 2018 Really interesting visitors yesterday. Good to meet @b.ramsey1973 – en route to France! Happy hols both!

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm Sat and Sun! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!

☕️🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼👩🏻‍🎨🎨🚽🙏

http://www.kimwhitby.com

#watercolour #watercolor #painting #ink #timelapse #sketchbook #landscapeartistoftheyear #oilpainting #pleinair #drawing @britpleinair

Sunset on West Street in Fareham

“Looking up Fareham West Street in the Evening Light” (oil on board, 20x20cms)- what a beautiful Summer we have had! – remember I am open until 9pm tomorrow 🍾🥂 so why not plan ahead and make a night of it? Fareham has several great independent, quality restaurants just a few hundred meters from my door. Antonio’s, Lauros, Villa Romana, Truffles.

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!

☕️🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼👩🏻‍🎨🎨🚽🙏

http://www.kimwhitby.com

#ink #painting #allaprima #sunset #landscapeartistoftheyear #oilpainting #pleinair @britpleinair

Open Studios is Open!

A warm welcome an invitation to my Open Studio starting now! I am part of #hampshireopenstudios for the 4th year since my MA; it’s a FREE county wide annual event so please tell all your friends. Come and meet me – maybe see me work or any of the other 249!!!! artists taking part at

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!

☕️🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼👩🏻‍🎨🎨🚽🙏

http://www.kimwhitby.com

All About Art …full post…

A lucky bend of fate meant I was in London and able to see All About Ink at the Mall Galleries yesterday. Some real favourites – on this wall especially! I was attracted to the very simplified landscapes by Lee Chi Ching. Inspiration for the future…

Creative Force at The Mall Galleries

Currently on @MallGalleries the @helpforheroes Creative Force exhibition which I was lucky to see and squeeze into my London trip yesterday. Here are the things that caught my eye – sketchbooks (because that’s one of my things too) interesting fabric (I sew and like these two fabric offerings) and a smile to finish on this worked wood bench. How clever to take a downturned mouth shaped piece of wood and see the natural wood knots with a smiley face! See it if you can – sorry I’m not sure if date’s – or buy something online to support this helpful project 🙏 #creativeforce #creativity #helpforheroes

Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition selection.

Something from much earlier in the year – a barge in Topsham. These two pages from my cartridge sketchbook were the result of a whole batch of other drawings over a couple of days in ink – I just couldn’t seem to capture the bulk of the hull. This was my last attempt and I’m very pleased that it will be hanging on the wall in The Mall Galleries as part of the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition in September. 😊