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🤞that the beautiful people of Bath enjoy their London Plane Trees as much as I do. I’ve lots of small sketches framed, affordable and ready to bring with me. Here are a few edited snaps! And as you can see there’s the odd building too. I seem to recall Bath is well known for its architecture as well as its trees? 😉 My work frequently focusses on anything which has scale and is structural so… trees…buildings…boats…all those sorts of things catch my eye as an artist. @bathartfair takes place Friday 28th Feb (PV 6-9pm) Saturday 29th Feb and Sunday 1st March. Exact location please see above. Pop along if you’d like to see these in real life! #Bath #georgianarchitecture #londonplanetree #ink #pleinair #drawing @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill #saunderswaterford
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Time to get excited! My teaching trip to Ireland is confirmed and flight 🛩booked. Ireland here I come! 🇮🇪
I’m delighted to be heading to another beautiful part of the world. These images are from my personal Scottish adventure last Spring. This Spring I will be heading to The School House for Art, just outside of Dublin to teach two 2 day Ink Workshops. 21/22nd March and 23/24th March (or the courses are complimentary and you can do both) Some will be studio work but we hope to also work outside 🤞for good weather. There are a few places left so don’t wait too long if you were hoping to join us as well. Booking with @schoolhouseforart 🎨
The scale of these natural shapes beside these architectural ones is imposing. Even on the brightest Winter days, wet works on paper refuse to dry outside – and our current weather is less than helpful – so some finishing off indoors in necessary. #pleinair #ink #sketch #watercolour #georgianarchitecture #thecircusbath #Bath #londonplanetree @bathartfair @britpleinair @winsorandnewton @moleskine @royaltalensuk
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One day, if I keep going, I’ll get to a place with my oil which will feel like when I work in my ink. So here’s one from another day where I’m trying to do just that….and I’ll post it for my three other #worksinprogress on Valentine’s Day ….wouldn’t be so silly as to tag them …I know that wouldn’t be appreciated at all! ❤️❤️❤️ #observationaldrawing #observationalpainting #roses #olipaint @royaltalensuk @bathartfair @schoolhouseforart #wip
I always enjoy #tbt so here goes…last year I spent some time painting on the Isle of Skye. I wanted very much to work near the Old Man of Storr and walked up twice to try to do so; the first day I was driven off by awful hail (and 100% soaked) and the next day despite having set off in sun I was suddenly enveloped in snow. I did manage a plein air grubby glove sketch with pencil on paper but it was safer to get down off the hill. Recently I used the sketch, video and my memory of the atmosphere to paint this ink #theisleofskye #ink #Scotland #throwbackthursday #oldmanofstorr #pleinair @schoolhouseforart @bathartfair @paintersonline @winsorandnewton @britpleinair #snow #mountains
Enjoying the mark making opportunities with trees and architecture.
Still on the board but almost there I think with this one. I’ve been fiddling with some inks since my last trip to Bath. 55x75cms
I really do like scale! Here are two weeny oil sketches from the end of my trip to Bath yesterday (A6) ….and an A3 double page pencil drawing from the start of my day. So much to now complete ….
@bathartfair DM for detail and tickets if you’d like to come along. #Thecircusbath @britpleinair #pleinair #somerset #Bath #londonplanetree #georgianarchitecture @seawhiteofbrighton @royaltalensuk
A bit late in the day (-after a busy trip to Bath to work today!) but here’s a #tbt post ….here I am 3 years ago at @janeaustenshouse museum working on my joint JAHM and @hantsculture commission. A very similar day as today as far as weather goes; cold but the first hint of Spring warmth in the sun later on. AND …I am excited to tell you I’ve been back there this year too and as of this week you can now buy some original artwork of Jane’s home by me, in their gift shop. Thank you JAHM and see you again for more painting in the Spring 💐 #janeausten #chawton #Hampshire #ink #watercolour @royaltalensuk @bathartfair
I’ve been really enjoying my drawing recently. No exciting change in subject matter but that’s good for me… “can you just stay in one place for a while!” was an instruction during my MA ….like lots of you guys I suspect we are interested in so much subject matter we easily get distracted? So much to paint – so little time! Here’s a couple of small ones and a video of the other day’s post as it rather bleached out ….my editing no doubt!
This winter has been consistently wet, which makes outdoor working on paper challenging. Both because rain washes away the picture AND because the air is too humid to dry out washes before you can rework an area. Here are a few December sketches from an indoor refuge and a big window to look at the outside from inside!….bright sun and bare branches….cheating a bit but I’m sure you won’t tell anyone 🤫😉
Time is a strange thing…when I made these sketches I was very unhappy with them. Whilst having a tidy up (-yes it does happen occasionally) I rediscovered them. And now I like them a bit more. Perhaps it’s because I’m away from the subject and it reminds me of being there? Or maybe it’s because I’ve been drawing lots recently and these feel more like drawing?…either way. I’m daring to post them! 😬
#aberaeron #aberaeronharbour #ceredigion #WestWales #wales #pleinair #oilpainting #oilsketch @britpleinair
SO EXCITED TO BE VISITING TUTOR HERE. Who’s joining in?
#Repost @schoolhouseforart with @get_repost
How about this for some 2020 vision! 😎 Breaking out of our usual art practices can only improve & expand our overall technique & perspective as artists – and people!⠀
Try something new this year!⠀
#schoolhouseforart #printmaking #sculpture #charcoal #drawing #glasspainting #inks @kimwhitbyart @oliversin @davidbegleyartist @hannekevanryswykartist @newgrangewillowdesign #yannypetters
Some small things for @bathartfair in a very few week’s time.
Sat 29th Feb Sun 1st March
PV Friday 28th DM for details 😊
#ink #drawing #Bath #originalartwork
#thecircusbath #pulteneybridge #somerset @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton
A first for me….a small thing in The Artist magazine 😊
#ink #watercolour #watercolor #teaching #fish @paintersonline @bathartfair @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @schoolhouseforart
Here I am breaking radio silence after my social media ‘rest’ with recent sketches in Bath! I’m excited to be working there when possible as I prepare for @bathartfair in just over a month’s time. Aren’t the colours on the London Plane Tree trunks striking? Winter weather is never ideal for watercolour – even during a sunny periods it takes an age to dry….and before the sun came out this day the rain was less than helpful as you can see on the video 😕 – although I do quite like the pattern it leaves behind.
The art fair is Feb 28th 29th and 1st March. If you fancy it DM me for details 😉
#londonplanetree #thecircusbath @bathartfair #watercolour #watercolor @britpleinair #pleinair @moleskine @royaltalensuk #georgianarchitecture
Called in to see a friend in Aberaeron and had a lovely surprise to find my picture from a couple of years ago, on her very smart and newly refurbished office wall!!!! Luckily we were both dressed to match decor too 😉
@llinos.marlin @lloydmotorsvolvo #ceredigion #wales #aberaeron #georgianarchitecture @olafpalmer #cars
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Yesterday’s talking point – my 100% compostable packaging….with individual drawing! Thought I may have got a little carried away with the pomegranates…but the bags seemed very popular! Open at 11am today! 🎈🎈🎈 EAST STREET FAREHAM PO16 0BW 11-5pm #openstudio #ink #watercolour #oilpainting #pleinair #observationalart @britpleinair @justacard #Fareham #Hampshire #balloons @skyartsartistoftheyear @skyarts @pintar_rapido @theartacademylondon @stbarbemuseum @schoolhouseforart
The balloons are up! 🎈🎈🎈
OPEN STUDIO TODAY and TOMORROW in East Street Fareham PO16 0BW
(10-5pm and 11-5pm respectively)
Well when I did the first #HampshireOpenStudios I did from this house, I asked visitors how they knew the event was on! Amazingly over 50% said “we just came in because we saw balloons” – and from that I decided to put balloons out the following Winter …and now this is my third year!
A WARM WELCOME TO ALL…please tell your friends too.
Here are photos of the preparations, small works(£25 up) Christmassy bits and news about my upcoming 2020 teaching, for those of you who don’t get my news letter!😊
I’ve also got a few cards and am supporting this years ‘Just a Card’ campaign too. 🎈🎈🎈
#openstudio #ink #watercolour #oilpainting #pleinair #observationalart @britpleinair @justacard #Fareham #Hampshire #balloons @skyartsartistoftheyear @skyarts @pintar_rapido @theartacademylondon @stbarbemuseum @schoolhouseforart
Finished the setting up for my Winter weekend Open Studio event yesterday….and made finishing touches to the handmade ‘baubles’ in the video….which turned out to be very popular last year! I’ve lots of random behind the scene things to add to MyStory later….
OPENING TOMORROW AND SUNDAY
Look for 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈
East Street Fareham PO16 0BW
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!
#fareham #hampshire #openstudio #watercolour #watercolor #oilpaint #pleinair #foodart
🎄🎁WINTER OPEN STUDIO 🎁🎄
Saturday 30th November 10-5pm and Sunday 1st December 11-5pm 2019.
It’s already a bit of a tradition that I do a rather ad hock #WIP 🎨Winter Open Studio …by putting out some 🎈 🎈🎈🎈and opening the🚪 here in Fareham! PO16 OBW
And I’m delighted to confirm this year’s dates (see above)
LOTS of affordable ORIGINAL art all ready for Burford Craft Fair 🎄in a couple of weeks…but if you can get to here this weekend you get first dibs! 🥳 (prices from £25 and upwards!) As well as my other works and a few seasonal bits and bobs! 🎅
DM if you can’t make the weekend as I can offer PV’s on Thursday 28th Nov (evening by appointment please 😉)
So I’ll be taking a rest from food still life for a while – 🥑🍋🍰but def feel like some larger studies with food await in the future. 🎨They have been great subjects to think about paint with…and fun! I’ll be taking them along to Burford Winter Craft Fair in December🤶🏻 (see details below) and also Bath Art Fair in February. DM for details – (framed works as seen on picture two £45-£280🎁) So why not pop along on December14th and grab an original painting as a gift for a foodie friend?🎄
Sat 14th Dec – 11-4pm
#stilllife #jammiedodgers #allaprima #Burford #Oxford #cotswolds #food #painting #oilpaint @royaltalensuk
Exploring Bath with my A3 sketchbook yesterday- enjoyed chatting with the friendly locals (Hi! to all I gave cards to😉)
The first sketch, is one of my all time favourite views in Bath during the Winter; looking through the trees in #thecircusbath
I’ve got new ink work planned as I’ve been lucky to pick up a reserve place @bathartfair in late Feb 😊 (really excited to take part!) and my previous work in Bath is sold. Better get back there with my ink ASAP!
February 28/29/1 March 2020 – Bath Pavilion, North Parade Road, Bath. BA2 4EU -https://www.bathartfair.co.uk
#ink #Bath #Somerset #bathartfair @britpleinair #pleinair
One of the best things about being an artist (once the penny drops) is that you will always be learning, which in turn means you are never bored! I’ve been playing with small paintings recently. Thinking about paint. How it goes on. The things that you can do with watercolour and comparing the same thing in oil paint. Learning more about colour. Learning more about looking. Enjoying the painting journey! Which today will take me out and about with my ink…..
#oilpaint #watercolor #watercolour #cherrycake #avocado @royaltalens_uk #rembrandtpaints
Really delighted to be a tutor in my first teaching outside the UK in 2020!
I’ll be in Ireland in March!! ☘️@schoolhouseforart 🎨Instagram doesn’t do links so please copy and paste – https://www.schoolhouseforart.com/classes/march2020-kimwhitby-inks or message @schoolhouseforart If you’d like to learn what I do with ink ….maybe you could ask Santa if you’d been good enough to come along? 🎅 Or please share with your Irish friends and family who might live a bit closer. I’ve more Hampshire and London teaching coming up in 2020 too, so you’d like to hear all about it and don’t get my MailChimp news letters please DM me. #ink #watercolour #worksonpaper #artireland #observationalart @stbarbemuseum #lymington @theartacademylondon #boroughmarket
Lemons 🍋 (the first from yesterday’s time lapse) #watercolour #oilpaint #watercolor #obsevationalart #allaprima @royaltalensuk
It’s the last day of @contemporaryartfairs #Windsor …..and the first time I’ve had chance to post! The event has been hectic with visitors to meet and share my work with. I’ve some very charming new collectors for which I am very grateful….THANK YOU but that means the wall behind me (see here at the PV on Friday) is now having to have new works added! See you later?? 10-5pm.
Painting demo/teaching point from last evening…. I will be in Windsor whilst it is #remembrancesunday this year, 🤞I remember to take the poppies to wear with me whilst I’m getting everything else packed! Oil on board 10×15 cms
#red #poppies @contemporaryartfairs @royaltalensuk #windsor @windsorraces
Lots of little watercolours and oil sketches that will be coming to Windsor with me next week for Windsor Art Fair…..ideal small gifts….as well as my other work. If you’re planning on coming along please DM me for help. #watercolour #watercolor #oilpainting #stilllife #foodporn #mushrooms #pomegranate #sardine #garlic #fig
It’s choosing day for @contemporaryartfairs #Windsor AND #TBT and whilst digging things out I came across this un-posted one from the fantastic #CatherdralBeach in Spain. This one was made from the steps whilst the tide began to turn, which renders the beach inaccessible again until the next low tide. So here it is at home on the windowsill and a spin round of several mini paintings #watercolour and #oilpainting which I will be taking to next weeks Art Fair…perfect little gifts for the upcoming season of gift giving…I hope!
#rembrandtpaints @royaltalensuk @royaltalens @schoolhouseforart @windsorraces #throwbackthursday
I’ve been fiddling round with these – started whilst teaching some colour mixing and observation…..but should really be prepping for Windsor Art Fair week Friday 😬🤫 #red #observationart #oilpainting #pomegranate #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalensuk @contemporaryartfairs
More mushrooms- this time in oil. With a few other things that have kept me busy this week so far. #mushrooms #oilpainting #watercolour #watercolor #artoninstagram @royaltalensuk #stilllife #pomegranates
Watercolour mushrooms….it’s definitely #Autumn !
#mushrooms #watercolour #watercolor #rembrandtwatercolor @royaltalensuk #artistsoninstagram
Favourite bits from today’s up-scaling of a plein air from Spain #cathedralbeach ….
#Spain #oilpainting #artoninstagram #beach #rocks #arches
Starting today …. until 22nd @mallgalleries The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019 …this weeny watercolour of mine will be hiding somewhere 😊… @STWatercolour @parkerharrisco #STWC19 @royaltalens @royaltalensuk #rembrandtwatercolour #rembrandtwatercolor #beetroot
placeholder://Three from the lovely @pazoacapitana in #Cambados …the #Albariño region in #galicia #galifornia
#pleinair #watercolor #watercolour @britpleinair @royaltalensuk @seawhiteofbrighton #rembrandtoilpaint #rembrandtwatercolour
From the other day at sunset an amazing campsite with its unique view #silcanyon #pleinair @britpleinair #spain #oilpainting #valley #gorge @royaltalensuk
A couple of vineyard watercolours following a great visit to #pradoreybodegas Many thanks to Camino …lovely wine as well as olive oil!
#watercolor #watercolour @moleskine @royaltalensuk #vineyard #winery #bodegas #vines #Spain #riberadelduero #vanlife @pradoreybodegas
I like painting fast but this was getting a bit stressful…..the sea was coming!! These amazing arches are visible only at low tide twice a day. We were there as the day began… #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #AsCatedrais-AguasSantas @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalens @royaltalensuk @brittanyferries #rocks #beach
My paints were ready for an early start in this stunning natural geographical location. Visible only at low tide twice a day. We were there as the day began… #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #AsCatedrais-AguasSantas @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalens @royaltalensuk @brittanyferries
Time for a Watercolour on the board walk #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #watercolour #watercolor @mokeskine @royaltalens @royaltalensuk
Leaving, travelling and arriving in Spain – not necessarily shown in the correct order 😉 ……watercolour sketches of The Isle of Wight, the wake from the ship #capfinistaire and Santander cliffs. @brittanyferries @royaltalensuk #watercolour #watercolour @britpleinair #pleinair #Spain #Cantabria @moleskine #rembrandtwatercolour
I’ve spoken with lots of @hampshireopenstudios visitors about the benefits of working ing in parallel…so here’s a small #timelapse example. If you’d like to watch me paint why not bring a fruit or vegetable along today and I’ll make you a small picture in Watercolour (£20 Today ONLY!) #watercolor #watercolour @royaltensuk @moleskine #asparagus
I’ve been having fun painting, wiping,repainting these between visitors and heavy showers 🌧 the last two days…might wipe this too. The colours are better and I love the sprouting shapes but the florets are making me cross!
If you want to see a cross artist please head on over…. long! ☕️🚽Open today and until August 22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
This picture says it all – probably my busiest Hampshire Open Studios days ever for me yesterday. This is my 6th year. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME. I was too busy hosting to paint!
The flowers were a bit dead yesterday, I wonder if I’ll get anywhere near finishing it today before they completely die, or whether I’ll be wiping the board as a failure. 🤞It’s a failure and I have lots more guests today 😊THIS YEAR I have the option to buy a PRINT of my work if the original out of range. They are pre order-able….so ask me more when you come! ☕️🚽August 18-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
And we’re off….
Please come along and see!
HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 🎉☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
Pleased that my cards for Open Studios arrived in a timely manner yesterday!! I have two watercolours, two Oils and two Inks….singly or in various mixed packs, to add to my previous cards. Looking forward to seeing friends for a PV later (🤫- I’ve made 🍰🧁) and also excited to be opening the door to EVERYONE tomorrow from 10am 😍🎨
August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk ☕️🚽🎨🖼#hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #Scotland #isleofskye #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
All my ink work is in the hall this year for @hampshireopenstudios and I’ve got the banner and arrows all set to put out on Friday evening to help guide visitors in! Looking forward to sharing this year’s output with you all. I’ve only two things out that were done before last Hampshire Open Studios so lots of new things to see!
#fareham #hampshire #ink #openstudios #boats @phdockyard #HMSWarrior @sloanestanleychelsea #chelseafirestation @tebayservices @crownpaintportsmouth Hampshire Open Studios starts Saturday Please come along! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk
So this rolled ink in the video needed finishing off. I managed that today and it will now hang opposite these two other inks – all from my time in Portsmouth @aspexportsmouth earlier this year – during Hampshire Open Studios.
Hampshire Open Studios BEGINS next Saturday August 17th – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome #stilllife #asparagus #prawns @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth
placeholder://Here’s another corner of my open studio set up with unframed studies…Hampshire Open Studios is next Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome #stilllife #asparagus #prawns @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth
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Here is the first in a series on HampshireOpenStudios PV videos – this bit with my Spanish pictures I am showing. Hanging is mostly hung …..today! VERY DODGY FILMING 😬 So here’s a recap from my last post….. One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ at Aspex Gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth @sarahbezeee
It’s been a busy year! Almost as busy as this bee on my hollyhocks ! I put these pictures in my window today. Hanging is hung …..today! (video PV’s soon!)
One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ in Aspex gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in my Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @Aspexgallery #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth
Feeling a little intrigued by some of my post sanded boards. I’m finding a few of them visually interesting whilst at the same time an alarm in my head has gone off …very loudly… lest I should turn into one of those faux ‘Turneresque’ type painters who sand things down and splatter paint to “get a nice effect” ❌❗️🔊 Anyway….have repainted the first coat of gesso on the other 50 boards after a sanding epic last evening!
A necessary sort out….for Hampshire Open Studios….for space….for peace of mind….and for boards to recycle to take to Northern Spain in 3 weeks time! I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios first though in two weeks 😬Please come along! August 17-22nd. ☕️🍪10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #imhavingaclearout #hampshire #painting #watercolour #ink #drawing
More Asparagus today. Finished the little oil from yesterday and did another. There’s a better/dry! photograph of the #timelapse watercolour from yesterday at the end too. #oilpainting #observationalart #asparagus #allaprima @royaltalensuk
Its Hampshire Open Studios very soon. Please come along and see my work! August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019
Time for a #timelapse Still wet as you can see! We (my students and myself) made small watercolour studies on Saturday @theartacademylondon – Asparagus is a particularly good subject matter where the wetness of the Watercolour can be exploited to carry the colour variations of the paint up the stems. Remember guys “the clue’s in the name – ‘watercolour’! ” My photography needs some refinement…seems to be mostly inverted but you get the idea. Really liking the change in my paint brand, I can see a big difference in the pigment quality; so a big thanks to Royal Talens for this travel set. #watercolour #watercolor @royaltalensuk @royaltalens @moleskine #Asparagus #stilllife #observationalart ##rembrandtwatercolor #rembrandtwatercolour
*I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios very soon. Please come along! August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019
Soon it will be #hampshireopenstudios2019 and I am starting to focus on selecting things I have produced during this year. At the time of painting I put this one away (actually two boards 40x40cms) but now I look back at it, the brightness and structural trees, take me right back to that spot in the #newforest So maybe this one will make the cut? 🤔@hampshireopenstudios #trees #pleinair @britpleinair
Some thoroughly good sports at today’s VERY FIRST Introduction to Watercolour Taster Course @theartacademylondon Delighted with all the technical bits these beginners tackled and impressed with their output over what amounted to a mere 5 hours of tuition. Bravo! See you next time for a longer course? #watercolour #workingfromlife #observationalart #worksonpaper @seawhiteofbrighton paper used during the day #BoroughMarket
Inspired by @leecraigmile to think about where I’d like to go back to on #TBT #throwbackthursday – Yes Skye is up there, but looming large in my diary is a return trip to #NorthernSpain #asturias #cantabria #Galicia ….it’s very like #scotland in many ways. Dramatic beaches. Quite. Mountains. Forest. Great seafood….but you have to swop the #whisky for #Albariño wine….so practically twin locations….oh and there are great things to paint. Head back through my Instagram posts to Sept 2018 to see 😉
Another from the sketches. I forgot to add this one yesterday. Scroll back to see how in a few short minutes I managed to completely ruin my earlier sketch! It’s a special skill of mine at the moment. #preferredthesketch ☹️ #pleinair #oilpainting #Arundel #Arundelcastle #rembrandtoilpaint @royalartsprize @royaltalens
Here’s one from the oil sketches earlier. Lovely blustery British Summer’s day… 20x40cms #pleinair #WestSussex #Sussex #Arundel #Arundelcastle @royaltalens @royalartsprize @britpleinair
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So I’ve had a little time away and then I was somewhere where it took a text message ages to load….let alone an image! Now I’m back at base and thinking about a post….I look at my oil paintings and I prefer all at these initial drawing stages. So here they are….#drawing #buckinghamshire #GreatMissenden #Arundel #oiloainting @britpleinair #pleinair @royaltalens @royalartsprize #roundbails #Arundelcastle
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Current favourite of child No.3 ….Defrosting King Prawns #watercolor #watercolour #prawns #sea #observationalart #royaltalenswatercolor @royaltalensuk @st_cuthberts_mill
#Repost @jeffinthecorps with @get_repost BEAUTIFUL ARUNDEL CASTLE AT SUNSET AFTER A RATHER HOT WALK with my watercolours….if you sew MyStory yesterday.
Early start to get out for a wonderful walk to Amberley and back, up one bank and return along the other from and to #arundel on the #warmestdayoftheyear we’ve now enjoyed our #ribeyesteak and #wine so of course it is time for @kimwhitbyart to do some more #pleinair #nofilter #westsussex #arundelcastle
PS …Oil Sketches 20 mins or so….sunsets happen quickly!!
@royaltalensuk #rembrandtoilpaint #arundelcastle #pleinair @britpleinair #Sussex #observationalart @ArundelCastle #Arundel #walking10milesonahotday
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WELL DONE EVERYONE ⭐️ So many fabulous things it’s hard to choose….by a very strong bunch of open minded and keen learners at @theartacademylondon for “Exploring Watercolour and Ink 2019”….or as I like to think of it ‘wet drawing’… We are now finished for 2019 but if you think you might like to try the course next time The Art Academy (and me!) are running a taster day on Saturday 27th July. The day is for all and the 10 week course suitable for complete beginners and intermediate level artists. Tell your friends too! If you’d like me to teach you or your group please get in touch 😍 https://artacademy.org.uk/
#timelapse from Saturday at @pintar_rapido with a full set of photos, short videos and this time lapse on MyStory or in my Highlighted Stories if you see this post after today. A special thank you to London’s fire Brigade….fir the space and the tea!👍☕️
#pleinair #ink @pintar_rapido @sloanestanleychelsea @cassart1984 @artatthecastle @aandimagazine @pookylights #Chelsea #London #KingsRoad #saunderswaterford @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton
I hardly know where to start…what a weekend! ….so lovely to work in the sun on the Kings Road in Chelsea ….and get to talk to people about my work the next day! AS WELL AS being asked to be part of the judging team too! Thank you to everyone for everything! Congratulations to all the participants 🎨👍😍 More pics to follow….another day. @pintar_rapido @rogerbeckett @kingsroadchelsea @royaltalensuk @sloanestanleychelsea @aandimagazine #kingsroad #chelsea #london @benmowll @cassart1984 @pookylights @rkburtco @st_cuthberts_mill @artatthecastle
After MyStory post this morning where there was a time-lapse flash of sketches made in The Town Hall in #Chelsea I was asked to post the sketch – so in true #TBT #throwbackthursday tradition here it is. I’m looking forward to seeing the hall after it’s closure and revamp this weekend for @pintar_rapido. I’ll be painting for fun, as I can’t compete. Who’s coming??
#pintarrapido #kingsroad @kingsroadchelsea @pintar_rapido @moleskine #watercolor #watercolour #sketch #timelapse
I had to screw the tops off the beetroot today as it had gone a bit floppy! Tried working in #watercolour and #oilpaint at the same time but wiped the oil in the end. Needless to say – a wet rainy day outside🌧
THANK YOU KINGSROADCHELSEA ❤️- looking forward to seeing you all Saturday #Repost @kingsroadchelsea with @get_repost
This weekend it’s @pintar_rapido again. If you would like to spend the day painting this #Saturday and exhibit at #ChelseaTownHall this #Sunday there’s still time to sign up. Beginners welcome. 🙏 to @sloanestanleychelsea and other sponsors for the prizes. If you are near Chelsea Fire Station say hello to artist @kimwhitbyart who will be painting there. #kingsroad #chelsea #neighbourhood #ink #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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!
#britpleinair #watercolor #watercolour #sketch @moleskine #boat #boats #quay #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear #observationalart #Dorset #georgianarchitecture #georgianhouse
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!
Same old theme….developing my skill with oils….using this Watercolour study. Loxley board from the art Fair last weekend in Newbury, Cornellison pigments and a Watercolour reference.
What a busy weekend!😊 I’ve not even had a chance to look at all my messages. I’ll get round to that ASAP. Lovely to meet everyone, both visitors and new exhibitor friends! @contemporaryartfairs #newburyracecourse
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
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
Finally got my lovely pen and ink pictures up by the talented @kimwhitbyart… Stowe and Margate harbour ❤️❤️❤️ .
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. .
#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
We all know May 4th is a special day…so Happy Birthday to this small chap….9 today! #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #drawing #dog #jackrussell #may4thbewithyou #observationalart #zornpalette
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
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
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. 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 ??
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
#WIP #workinprogress working up from my #pleinair #sketches #sligachan #sgurrnangillean #ambasteir #cuillinridge #cullins #mountain #munro #ink #skye #scotland
The only one in oil from this day that survived the end of day wiping cull! From the top of Loch Lomond campsite #benlomond #lochlomond #Scotland #pleinair @britpleinair #mountains #camping #vanlife #oilpainting #observationalpainting
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
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! 🙏
@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
Early evening @raasayhouse Had a great visit to @raasaydistillery yesterday #Raasay #IsleofRaasay #sketch #draw #pleinair @britpleinair #harbour #ferry
A small sunset from last evening in Sligachan- that’s me on the hill in the last shot! Still lots to show you…I need to 📷 #isleofskye #scotland #pleinair #pleinairpainting #allaprima #mountain #sunset #vanlfe
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 My Story…from yesterday! #pleinair #isleofskye #staffinbay @britpleinair #scotland #oilpainting #ink #sketch #sketchbook #draw
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
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
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
Sketches from yesterday – also on My Story but in a bit more detail 😉👍 #ink #sketch #glencoe #Scotland @britpleinair #pleinair #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton
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
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