#pleinair competition entry #britpleinair #ink #pontypoolmuseum #pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Wales

Just finished my #pleinair competition entry #britpleinair #ink #pontypoolmuseum #pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Wales

One more day to get along and enter if you work #outside making #art

Friendly helpful organisers ❤️

#watercolour #sketching at #TowerOfLondon this evening after teaching @TheArtAcademy #London #LondonPlaneTree

#watercolour #sketching at #TowerOfLondon this evening after teaching @TheArtAcademy #ArtAcademyTutor #London #LondonPlaneTree Many thanks R for making it happen 👍 and for the ☕️

#watercolour #details from some #secret #surprise #newart #commissions #Hampshire

Having some fun with lovely #watercolour Here are #details from some #secret #surprise #newart #commissions made this week in #Hampshire. Sorry I can’t post the whole of the pictures #Sshh!

#dog #drawing #sketches #ink and #pencil of my #jackrussel studio assistants

#dog #drawing #sketches #ink and #pencil of my #jackrussel studio assistants or should that be #models ? I did quite a few recently but these are the ones suitable for a square crop on Instagram.

#watercolour #sketching #speedsketching #pink #peony #flowers #blooms #Tesco

#watercolour #sketching #speedsketching #pink #peony #flowers #blooms #Tesco I’m not really a pink person but these are so vibrant. They are only singles…still waiting for the double flowers with the fab middles to be in the shops.

#Friday @ #sindlesfarm in the fabulous #sun #sketches #60seconds and #90seconds #watercolour and #sketchbook in my #SeawhiteOfBrighton and #Moleskine

Friday @ #sindlesfarm in the fabulous #sun making speedy evening #sketches #60seconds and #90seconds #watercolour and #sketchbook in my #SeawhiteOfBrighton and #Moleskine books and a #morning #ShepherdsHut view. My #Thursday students @TheArtAcademy were speedily sketching for 15 and 4 minutes this week, so thought I’d join them for 60 and 90 seconds in #watercolour !

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms I bought some marked down peonies in #Tesco again this year….it must be #Summer. These are pale and #scented but I’m looking forward to the lipstick pink ones hitting the shops as they have fabulous centres; I painted them last year.

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #watercolour #sketching #yesterday @SeawhiteOfBrighton

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #skiinglesson #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #sketching #yesterday @SeawhiteOfBrighton @Seawhiteshowroom @Moleskine_world Again warm enough to not #freeze but slow to dry!

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #watercolour #sketching #morning. @SeawhiteOfBrighton @Seawhiteshowroom

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #sketching this #morning. @SeawhiteOfBrighton @Seawhiteshowroom Again warm enough to not the #watercolour #freeze but slow to dry! #Tignes2100 #LangleyHotelTignes2100

#snowing #snow in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #night #nocturne #oil #sketching

Still #snowing #snow in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #sketching #yesterday morning. Warm enough to not #freeze but slow to dry! My afternoon efforts were disrupted by snow clearing vehicles but managed a quick #oil #nocturne of #night #tobogganists. Looking better weather today 🤞

It has not stopped #snowing #heavily #Tignes @tignes_ski #ES9092 @SeawhiteOfBrighon #drawing #France

It has not stopped #snowing #heavily #snow since arriving #Tignes @tignes_ski #ES9092 Very extreme even for #drawing in #pencil but I managed some #sketching #yesterday afternoon in my @SeawhiteofBrighton @SeawhiteShowroom sketchbooks #watercolour.

#ink #watercolour #journal #sketchbook @SeawhiteLtd

I had a lovely #gift and surprise from @seawhiteofbrighton @seawhiteshowroom over Christmas- some Watercolour journals! I had the great pleasure to trial one earlier in 2017 with both #ink and #watercolour #excellent #performance and am heading to #France to try them next week! So following an unexpected, unplanned and unwelcome break to my artwork, in late 2017…..here goes for posts in 2018….with best wishes to all ❤️

#OpenStudio #today December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm East Street #Fareham #OriginalArt #UniqueGifts #handmade

The balloons did the trick and bought in so many passerby that I am opening my studio again this weekend December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm 11-13 East Street Fareham #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth Gifts for all budgets, all unique and handmade 🎨#landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio #Fareham Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat!kimwhitby.com

#OpenStudio December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm East Street #Fareham #OriginalArt #UniqueGifts #handmade

Well these balloons 🎈🎈🎈did the trick and bought in so many ‘passerbys’ that I am opening my studio 🎨 again this weekend December 2nd and 3rd 10-5pm 11-13 East Street Fareham #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth Gifts for all budgets, all unique and handmade 🎨#landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio #Fareham Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat! #Hampshire #Portsmouth kimwhitby.com

Amazingly busy #artist #OpenStudio #today -5pm Here are the best sellers – Please contact me to also order them! or NEW EXTRA DATES NEXT WEEKEND DEC 2ND + 3RD #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth

Amazingly busy #artist #OpenStudio #today -5pm Here are the best sellers – Please contact me to also order them! or NEW EXTRA DATES NEXT WEEKEND DEC 2ND + 3RD #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio Sunday 26th in #Fareham 11-13 East St. Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat ! kimwhitby.com

Thank you to all my visitors today so far ❤️

All ready to go #artist #OpenStudio #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

All ready to go #artist #OpenStudio #ink #watercolour #OilPaint #sketchbooks #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio today 10-5pm Saturday November 25th and tomorrow Sunday 26th in #Fareham 11-13 East St. Just past Soothills Bakery. All welcome to browse and chat ! kimwhitby.com

Here’s a little online #PV #ink #watercolour #OilPaint for my #artist #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Here’s a little online #PV #ink #watercolour #OilPaint for my #artist #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham TOMORROW!!! Really hope some of you can make it; I’ve been busy getting ready for you! All welcome! kimwhitby.com

11/13 East Street…just past Soothills Bakery

Revealing my #unique new printed #gifts #GiftsForGuys #ArtistGifts that will be available first at my #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Revealing my #unique new printed #gifts #GiftsForGuys #ArtistGifts that will be available first at my #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham ITS THIS WEEKEND!!! Really hope some of you can make it. All welcome! kimwhitby.com

@TomVoyce4 @AberArtSchool @AberUni #landscapeartistoftheyear

So the theme for the day is #landscapeartistoftheyear as I’m delighted to say my comrade @Tom Voyce from our @AberUni @AberArtSchool MA fine Art will appear on the @Sky Arts show tonight. He’s a proper contestant …not a wildcard like me. Good luck Tom!

Ps the picture is a still from his MA #exhibition from a video of mine 😉

A Facebook reminder that this went out a year ago….such a hot day in #Margate #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire

Open Studio this weekend in #Fareham see kimwhitby.com for info xx

#Finished #watercolour #Pomegranate #Fareham #OpenStudio #Hampshire

I think it’s #finished #CouldntResist

#watercolour #pomegranate but should be preparing for my #OpenStudio #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome! kimwhitby.com

#watercolour #Fareham #OpenStudio #colour #red #Hampshire #pomegranate

#CouldntResist

#watercolour #pomegranate but should be preparing for my #OpenStudio #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome!kimwhitby.com

First proofs of my #GreetingsCards as I prepare for my #OpenStudio #gift #LimitedEdition #LimitedEditionPrint #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear#printing #lino #tone #pattern

First proofs of my #GreetingsCards as I prepare for my #OpenStudio #gift #LimitedEdition #LimitedEditionPrint #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear #printing #lino #tone #pattern

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome! kimwhitby.com

Out #sketching #drawing #ink #Fareham # Hampshire #markmaking #tone #pattern

Out #sketching #drawing #ink #Fareham # Hampshire #markmaking #tone #pattern

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the results? All welcome!

#HappyBirthday #Snowdonia #mountain #GlyderFawr #cantilever #rocks #Eryri #YrWyddfa #Wales #BritPleinAir other #watercolour #gifts #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire

#HappyBirthday to the recipient of this #Snowdonia #mountain #GlyderFawr #cantilever #rocks #Eryri #YrWyddfa #Wales #BritPleinAir other #watercolour #gifts at my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire 25th and 26th November 10-5pm see kimwhitby.com for details.

On the easel #pomegranate #WIP #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #flyer for my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire #details


On the easel #pomegranate #WIP #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper and the #flyer for my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire 25th and 26th November 10-5pm see kimwhitby.com for details. And #details from recent pictures I might use for something….

Another #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #show #OpenStudio #Fareham  #BigBrush 

Pomegranate, oil on linen, ©️KW 2017
Another #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper which will be on #show at my #OpenStudio #Fareham 25th and 26th November see kimwhitby.com for details. It’s a little larger than my more recent oils #BigBrush and a little larger than life size too. 

#pomegranate #StillLife #Oil #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #OpenStudio #Fareham #BigBrush 

Pomegranates and Copper Dish 41×30.5 Oil on Linen, POA
A #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper 41×35.5cms which will be on #show at my #OpenStudio #Fareham 25th and 26th November see kimwhitby.com for details. It’s a little larger than my more recent oils #BigBrush 

#watercolour #sketching #Fareham #swans #shapes #shadows #graveyard #pleinair #StPeterAndStPaulsChurch#rusty #slowprogress 

Some recent #watercolour #sketching #Fareham #swans #shapes #shadows #graveyard #pleinair #StPeterAndStPaulsChurch #rusty #slowprogress 

@hantsopenstudios  #Hampshire #OpenStudios #August #Chawton @HantsCulture  @JaneAustenHouse #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear 

 #Hampshire #OpenStudios #August I collected my brochures today for @hampshire_open_studios I am really pleased to be taking part in this event for my third year…although my openings will be limited to the Bank Holiday weekend…I am really looking forward to meeting you and showing you all my stuff! Things from #Chawton @JaneAustenHouse earlier this year and #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear 2016- last year our Summer was really hectic with lots of secret filming #LAOTY at the same time as HOS!! So I am taking things at a slower pace this year….and even having a little holiday with my husband too! 🏛☀️See you in August 😉

#commission #JaneAusten #PleinAir #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #OilPaint #TheWell

The Well, Friday 27th February.


A shorter working day today with the first review in the morning and Songs of Praise filming in the afternoon. The light went very quickly too – on what was a rather gloomy end of afternoon. I had painted outdoors initially as we had had a bit of brightness following on from the flat foggy light earlier this week.
Boy it’s been cold. Barely a break in frost and freezing temperatures till today, and still rather dull – hoping for more sun and colours soon!
See you next week.
Ps – using hand stretched linen with rabbit skin glue primer…how traditional is that! A lovely surface which takes the paint really well from the brush, so its great for detail!

@AandImagazine @AberArtSchool @johnharveyaber @ArtAcademy @HantsCulture @aspexportsmouth @pintarrapido @WatercolourComp @OrielYnysMon 

Really flattered to be on Artist and Illustrators magazine’s list of 10! Many thanks to them and all my other arty friends who I’ve met along the way. Happy 2017 to all!

#Margate #exhibition #semifinalists @TCMargate #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear @howardlweaver #thanks

(Photo by Justin Downing  )Look what opens today!! Many thanks @howardlweaver for posting on Twitter. How are you Howard? I’ll be heading over to visit the exhibition soon 😊https://www.turnercontemporary.org/exhibitions/sky-arts-landscape-artist-of-the-year-2016#.WEZ04sdGTb8.twitter

#Finalist #Margate #Kent #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear @SkyArts #ink

Well here I am in Margate. Surprised to see myself as a semi finalist and flabbergasted to find myself a proper FINALIST too. Especially now I have watched all the competitors along the way. Well done to everyone! 

Many thanks for all you support, messages, shares, reTweets, likes …… you get the message ❤️

 

#5DaysToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #WatercolourAndInk #brushes #LondonTeaching #January

In January I will be teaching watercolour and ink, in London (more details to follow – email me through my contact page for early info) and here are a sample selection of brushes that participants will need. It’s far easier to post a photo than describe! Spend what you feel comfortable with; no need to break the bank. You will only need two sizes of house painting brushes – we will only work very large once. Take careful note of the bristle shapes; some square, some pointed.

 Beware of washing watercolour brushes in detergent, as it can seriously affect the way watercolour paper responds to washes – better to flush out with lots of water. That’s why my brushes look grubby. 

A dipping pen is a good investment or a very hard 4H+ pencil. I also have a very cheap set of 3 Chinese brushes that are very useful too. Of course you can have other brushes as well. 

Next week I shall adding a post about colour mixing. 

#ink #inktober #drawing #selfportrait #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear 

I’ve been fiddling about with a self portrait or two – I’m going to take a leaf out of Michael Weller’s book and change my profile picture in a few places. Now people will know what I look like when it’s my turn on TV!……..Looking forward to the next heat of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year at 8pm tonight – my heat is in Stowe …..and I’m a wild card. 

#OldFriends #NewFriends @ParallaxArtFair #Chelsea 

  
I’ve spent today preparing a few old friends and some new friends for our trip to Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, for the Parallax Art Fair this weekend. 

Looking forward to seeing some real old friends there too, either at the PV or weekend, and meeting some new ones I hope as well!

Remember to get your free tickets http://www.parallaxaf.co/tickets.html for Saturday or Sunday. 

RSVP’s for the PV were due today 🙂

See you soon!

@WatercolourComp #watercolour #sketchbook @ParkedHarris 

IMG_1187Here are the last opportunities to see the Sunday Times Watercolour competition exhibition in Guilford…(delighted to have been a finalist, first year after my MA) It closes on January 2nd. 2016! 

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=814135058696897

#Pears #Last9Days #9DiwrnodOlaf #Aberaeron 

   
   
I was going to put these on a table but the box held them in such a good pile and has a great subtle pattern. 

This is fresh – so it’s not available in Lloyd Motors, Aberaeron – where there are only 9 days left to see my work and shop for original artwork gifts. Christmas is coming!

Contact me via my website contact page if you’d like to buy the pears!

(Pears 3 after MW)

#Pears #StillLife #OilPaint @MichaelW450

   
 (Pears 1&2, after Michael Weller)

Today I have been staying indoors with some pears. It was quite dull here so I put them on the window ledge. I can see the attraction of the shapes but like most things I have got hung up on too much detail first time round…

#HospiceAtHome #Pomegranite #Aberaeron #arddangosfa #exhibition 

 

Well it’s the last day to visit the full Aberaeron exhibition tomorrow – Monday 30th November – and your last chance to buy raffle tickets in aid of the Hospice at Home service; which hopes to extend in the Aberaeron area in the new year. 

Please form and orderly queue to buy your tickets – Lloyd Motors opens at 9am!

Thank you to all who have already bought tickets – I’m crossing my fingers for you all X   
 

 

#Volvo #cars #Aberaeron #arddangosfa #exhibition

  

I’ve always been a bit of a girl about drawing cars (not really my thing) – I don’t think this Volvo is too bad – and I was reasonably happy with the Fiat in the one below. The Fiat is off to a new home on Monday. Diolch yn fawr to today’s customers. There is another final chance to get a unique Christmas gift here on Monday if you haven’t made it to see the exhibition yet! 

Please contact me personally if you need a Sunday viewing via my website contact page – or telephone. 

Thank you again 🙂

  

#Aberaeron #rain #arddangosfa #exhibition #Last2Days

  

Another rainy day here – I can see the attraction of painting wet roads – great reflections. I’m liking the chimneys and the shape of this roof. 

Lovely to see so many brave people out in the wet. A massive DIOLCH to this mornings customers- looking forward to more visitors this afternoon 🙂 

#Mistletoe #Uchelwydd #Last2Days #2DwirnodOlaf #FeelingFestive

  

What a busy website I have had – I must paint in the rain more often! Thank you for all your visits!

The lights go on this afternoon at the Aberaeron Community Christmas event 3-6pm in Peniel!

I’ve a few Christmassy things and some hand painted signed Baubles available in the exhibition too!

Looking forward to seeing you all in Lloyd Motors this morning!

#rain #Aberaeron #Last3Days #PleinAir

  

This is the first time I’ve completely painted an oil painting in the rain! My eye was caught by the yellow leaves and the building. 

Great to meet everyone (and have an excuse to pop into the dry) this morning. There are only three more days of the exhibition (closing Monday eve and closed Sunday)  for those of you still planning to come 🙂

#Aberaeron #drawing #drizzle

 

A calm but damp day here in Aberaeron. I’m lucky to be able to be around for the remainder of my Aberaeron exhibition and have enjoyed meeting some visitors already today. I am doing some drawing and painting near by too, so if you visit and would like a chat, drop me a text or call. My business cards have all the details in the exhibition space . I won’t be far. Hope to meet some more visitors soon 🙂

#Aberaeron #Wales #Boats #OilPainting

 One of my favourite paintings that I will be showing in the Arddangosfa Aberaeron, Lloyd Motors. Boats are such great shapes and I love drawing and painting them. Combine this with the bland, yet complex colours of Autumn, and I could paint this scene many times over. 

I will be setting up and hanging today!!!! Come and see it and me….. 23-30th November, in Aberaeron. 

See my website for full details!

#Arddangosfa #Watercolour #Wales #Aberaeron #SundayTimesWatercolourCompetition 

  

Here is my shortlisted – (but not finalist) Sunday Times Watercolour piece; ‘Stones on a slate windowsill’. It will be in my Aberaeron exhibition 23-30th November. It shows stones collected from the beach in Aberaeron, by my husband as a child, in Aberaeron, on the windowsill of my Inlaws house.

My finalist piece, ‘Queue for HMS Victory’,  is currently on tour in Guilford as part of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015. 

#Arddangosfa #Wales #Aberaeron #OilPainting #EnPleinAir

  

I love the grey sky of Autumn – come and see my tree, church and sky picture of Aberaeron soon in Lloyd Motors ‘Showroom’, Aberaeron. 

Exhibition 23-30th November – See my website News and Events page for details or call the showroom for opening times- See you there? 

I will be there Thursday – Monday 30th., and at the Saturday 21st PV! 

#Arddangosfa #ink #drawing #Aberaeron #Wales

 Edit   Why is it so hard to get a good drawing photograph – it’s big and much lighter than this photograph shows. I had to pin it to the fence to fit it all in the shot. 

Why not come and see it in my Aberaeron exhibition soon?

View my News and Events website page for details. 

#Arddangosfa #Aberaeron #Framed #Art

 I’m amazed at the volume of visitors to my website that the upcoming exhibition news has initiated today ! Thank you for all your interest. Looking forward to showing you what I do and discussing my work with you soon, in Aberaeron 23-30th November, Lloyd Motors Showroom. 

Look at my News and Events page for more details. 

#Arddangosfa #EnPleinAir #oilpainting #Aberaeron #Wales

 

Aberaeron harbour Sunset. 

Hi Seth !-  (an American who said ‘hello’ as I painted this) and ‘thanked me for making art’ – as only an American would!!!

Another piece that can be seen in Lloyd Motor’s ‘Showroom’, Aberaeron from 23rd-30th November.

Getting excited now……….

 

#Aberaeron #Wales #Jugs from the dresser in watercolour and oil. 

 

I’ve been busy finishing off for the Aberaeron exhibition recently. These jugs from our Welsh dresser are more successful in watercolour I think. Interesting that as the jugs were hand painted – it translates well into a painting – the marks are already ‘brush shaped’ on the decoration. I think I read/heard somewhere that the houses decoration were often painted by children? 

#Aberaeron #boats #Wales

  

The boats are all safely out of the harbour for the winter months in Aberaeron, Ceredigion. 

I’m not a sailor in anyway, or a marine artist – I just like the shape of boats. This is a 2 page drawing, image aprox 142cm X 47cm. It’s very hard to take a ‘non grey’ photograph of a drawing, so this is a bit dull – it’s much brighter in real life. 

#Aberaeron #drawing I’m working on these two big drawings today. 

 

Little A6 sketchbook and iPad to give you an idea of scale, and carpet background – they are too large for working on anywhere but the floor! 

I’m looking forward to my Aberaeron exhibition (dates very soon) and hope to have lots of new Aberaeron pieces to show you all then. 

#pumpkins #autumn On the way to Titchfield. 

        

The weather has been so warm today – and the sun bright and casting long shadows by the time I started these. Then at the last few moments before the sun went down the field became very brightly orange. This is the last very quick watercolour impression of how they seemed to glow against the dark of the field behind. 

#Aberaeron #Wales Am I the only person doing the same thing lots of times?

  

Reworking an oil plein air sketch on cardboard, of the beach and harbour wall in Aberaeron, West Wales, on to board. 

  

The view from a similar spot. Isn’t it odd how flat a photo makes everything look? And how lovely and sunny it was – it was actually a very cold morning indeed! I had sketched the wall the day before and had a quick oil paint there the following morning. 

#Fareham #1066 

  

 

I popped out before the forecast rain arrived, to draw in Fareham. Can you believe (there was a plaque to enlighten me) that this is where William’s reserve army landed as part of his invasion in 1066, and then they marched up the Meon valley to Winchester! 

Then I tried again with oil – I wish I could make progress with oil outside…..but still lots to learn. 

On the way to London….

   

Yesterday’s speed sketches that I made on the way to London by train, on a bag that had contained lemon cake.  I’m very grateful to have had a chance to speak with Sara Dudman , judge from the Sunday Times watercolour competition last evening, and lucky to have had some great advice. Thank you Sara. It was a unique experience and I hope just the first time I exhibit in the Mall Galleries. 

And here’s a new zigzag sketchbook I made with lovely Saunders Waterford paper in a recycled/up-cycled/reused Moleskine cover. The pages slide out so I can refill it once I’ve filled the book. Special handbag A6 sized! Can’t wait to use it. 

#e exhibition Link to the drawing prize finalists. 

http://www.kyffinwilliams.info/eng/wobr2015artistiaid.html#p7APMc1_50
I hope that this link will take you to Oriel Ynys Môn site to view the entries (and some very poor photographs of my entries)….better still why not visit the whole exhibition in beautiful North Wales in person. It’s open until February next year but please check opening times before you set off. 

@OrielYnysMon #drawing #kyffinwilliams See you there?

 


Here is my plein air piece which is in the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize, actually in the process of being worked on…sunlight…shadows…and without the building in the rear yet. My (new) framer tells me that that building, (he’s also a guide onboard HMS Victory) is haunted! It was a hot day in summer 2014 – not a thought of ghosts!

This joins two other drawn studio pieces in the drawing exhibition, with the PV being this Friday 🙂

 All the work from HMS Victory built towards my Fine Art MA final exhibition, but  it’s amazing to think that pieces from these three months work, have also taken me to Winner of The Spice Island Art Trail Portsmouth 2015,  Sunday Times Watercolour Finalist 2015 and to the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize final 2015!

Now….where is the next unique place or environment that I can work in…..?

For more information on the drawing prize exhibition visit Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey’s website. (Linked from my News and Events page).

 Mottisfont Abbey @MottisfontNT @DavidBreuer

 

Lovely Motisfont Abbey NT today. The light was very good but I felt it was a struggle to get the shadows to recede and the brights to shine. I arrived just following the installation of a large sculpture of a figure with its head buried in in the earth! I wonder who made it? Must do some internet bashing to find out. Anyway it proved very popular with visitors as a venue for a quick photo. 

Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize @OrielYnyMon Great to receive my invitation for the 11th! 

  

Three of my ink drawings are in the mix, and I am looking forward to taking part in this exhibition in Anglesey, Wales, which celebrates and promotes, the importance of drawing. Looking forward to meeting the other exhibitors and seeing their work 🙂

Last day tomorrow @hantsopenstudios 

 

Well here’s my ‘transformed’ garage space which has doubled as a gallery and studio during Hampshire Open Studios, as I generally work outdoors. It’s your last chance to visit spaces tomorrow with most locations open 10-5pm. 

Thank you again to my customers and I will be in contact individually about your pieces in the following day or two. 

Please keep in touch, all my visitors who have asked me about teaching, or pop along and meet me if you would like to join a group, use me with an existing group or are thinking about individual tuition. So far drawing, ink work and colour appear popular topics. Additionally lots of interest in a life drawing group without tuition, on a shared cost basis. 

Good to meet all who have visited. Thanks for popping in!

Open Studios tomorrow #HantsOpenStudios @ VisitHampshire @NatMuseum RN

 

Well I think I’m about ready. Looking forward to meeting my visitors starting at 10am tomorrow. 

I enjoy explaining about my work and as an experienced teacher, from Infants upwards (to Undergraduate level) I would love to see any other artists too, of any age! Look forward to meeting you over the next week or so. 

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

#Aberaeron #Wales 

     

 

The frustrations of the interrupted ..mum? wife? holidaymaker?….. Or is it artist?

Lovely West Wales. 

Well there’s nothing that’s finished here but if you were wondering what I’ve been up to – I fit my art round family life, so sometimes I have the opportunity to be  more productive than at other times. Looking forward to some studio painting time at Open Studios in a few weeks time!

Hello and thank you, new followers!

   
 
   

 Amazing to have some very special recent new followers – but a little inhibiting ! 

Oh well here goes…. It’s been rather windy here today. Although I spent a fair amount of time  with some oil painting – I did get out to try some outdoor water colour – with the odd bulldog clip to hold the pages still!- and watched some birds as they did their stuff. Have a lovely werkend. 

Another exciting day for me. I’ve made my way to second round judging……..

      

I have entered some sketchbook pages into a national competition and have made it to the final round of judging prior to exhibition! Now the judges need to see my work framed; so there was a heart in the mouth moment or two,  while I carefully cut out the watercolours that were needed! 

I especially entered sketchbook watercolours, as this demonstrates the way that watercolour is central to my working process; I make direct  recordings with them. If I develop any oil paintings, I find that they are a more accurate tonal colour reference, than anything else. 

Recent sketches. 

     
Just a flavour of some recent things in my sketchbook. 

In the harbour in Old Portsmouth a swan is sitting some eggs, on a nest built from ropes and plastic rubbish- it rather reminded me of the Midway Atoll work and film, by Chris Jordan. If you haven’t seen it Google it now!