Delme Roundabout!

I sensibly avoided the sun yesterday on the Delme Roundabout in Fareham under the dual carriageway ….I think I might have forgotten how much effort a full Imperial sheet of plein air ink was!….or I’m getting old …or maybe it was just the heat 🥵

Peonies – available #artistsupportpledge

Available #artistsupportpledge

As part of a sort out (I’m trying to recover a few boards and stretchers for re-use/recycling) I have decided on a few more pictures I will offer for sale. This is one from the Summer painted rapidly en plein air in Arundel. 40x40cms Oil on board Unframed £200 (+p&p) DM if interested. Thank you!

Throw Back Thursday – Aber Uni.

Fish
Liverpool

A real blast from the past this #tbt – I’ve spent some time applying for an a-n bursary this morning 🤞 so nothing new to post but here’s a REALLY old thing from during my MA at Aberystwyth Uni. (Thank you iPhone search the date function!) I recall it was at a tutorial review – I can tell by the work it was after I’d scaled back my palette and was heavily into painting fish ….but also where I went. I see Liverpool 😊
Phone photography has also greatly improved 👍
@johnharveyaber @aberystwyth.university #tutorial #fish #liverpool #throwbackthursday @anartistsinfo

Yesterday’s Time Lapse for Sale!

#artistsupportpledge

– A previous hot sunny day at The Tower of London.

£200 (+p&p)
55x75cm
Ink on Saunders Waterford
Sent rolled.
Available – please DM if interested.

Things to do this weekend? If you haven’t why don’t you draw with me??

I’ve done an introduction to drawing (two parts on Instagram TV) which will show you how to draw…..and how mindful it is! Have fun!! 😊 Part One.

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🔴 🟡 THE MINDFUL PROCESS OF DRAWING 🤔 PART ONE @kimwhitbyart #kimwhitbyart *THIS IS IN TWO PARTS as IGTV will not allow a film over 10 minutes unless millions of you follow me! Suitable for ADULTS, STUDENTS and any CHILDREN who are old enough to understand what I am explaining. I will aim to unpack the nuts and bolts of the basic drawing process and reflect on the absorbing nature of the act of observational drawing. This activity is about the process of observational drawing and less about the drawn product 😉 I will be…. Drawing from a still life in pencil. I will demonstrate circular shapes, simple perspective, ellipses and negative spaces ….all in less than 20 minutes! YOU WILL NEED 🤔 *Paper, card, envelope…..or anything you can draw on. *Pencil, biro, felt pen…..or anything you can draw with. *And SOME STILL LIFE ITEMS. Try to find items which are unusual and which you are less familiar with. Alternatively view more familiar objects in unexpected ways eg turn a bottle on its side/balance a shoe upside down…. Many thanks to Alain De Botton for capturing a few thoughts on drawing which I like to share with drawing students. I read this at the end of the video but think you might like to see them to read, as they really are very clever observations about the process of drawing. “The very act of drawing an object, however badly, swiftly takes the drawer from a woolly sense of what the object looks like to a precise awareness of its component parts and particularities.” Alain de Botton @alain_de_botton #drawing #drawingforall #drawingteaching @alain_de_botton #drawing #drawingforall #drawingteaching #mindfuldrawing #mindfulness #drawingprocess @etta_mac #drawingprocessvideo #isolationartschool #artistsupportpledge @artacademyondon @stbarbemuseum @westdeancollege @schoolhouseforart #artistsoninstagram #observationaldrawing @aspexportsmouth #calmingcontent

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Part Two.

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🔴 🟡 THE MINDFUL PROCESS OF DRAWING 🤔 PART TWO @kimwhitbyart #kimwhitbyart THIS IS IN TWO PARTS as IGTV will not allow a film over 10 minutes unless millions of you follow me! Suitable for ADULTS, STUDENTS and any CHILDREN who are old enough to understand what I am explaining. I will aim to unpack the nuts and bolts of the basic drawing process and reflect on the absorbing nature of the act of observational drawing. This activity is about the process of observational drawing and less about the drawn product 😉 I will be…. Drawing from a still life in pencil. I will demonstrate circular shapes, simple perspective, ellipses and negative spaces ….all in less than 20 minutes! YOU WILL NEED 🤔 *Paper, card, envelope…..or anything you can draw on. *Pencil, biro, felt pen…..or anything you can draw with. *And SOME STILL LIFE ITEMS. Try to find items which are unusual and which you are less familiar with. Alternatively view more familiar objects in unexpected ways eg turn a bottle on its side/balance a shoe upside down…. Many thanks to Alain De Botton for capturing a few thoughts on drawing which I like to share with drawing students. I read this at the end of the video but think you might like to see them to read, as they really are very clever observations about the process of drawing. “The very act of drawing an object, however badly, swiftly takes the drawer from a woolly sense of what the object looks like to a precise awareness of its component parts and particularities.” Alain de Botton @alain_de_botton #drawing #drawingforall #drawingteaching @alain_de_botton #drawing #drawingforall #drawingteaching #mindfuldrawing #mindfulness #drawingprocess @etta_mac #drawingprocessvideo #isolationartschool #artistsupportpledge @artacademyondon @stbarbemuseum @westdeancollege @schoolhouseforart #artistsoninstagram #observationaldrawing @aspexportsmouth #calmingcontent

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Game of Thrones.

🐉SPECIAL🐉#artistsupportpledge 🐉
I really wouldn’t part with this ordinarily!
Recognise this place?
Game of Thrones fan?
If not, know anyone who is you could share this with?

Watercolour made en plein air last September.
23x33cms approx
Mounted and sold flat
£200 (+p&p)
DM me if interested👍

Details of #artistsupportpledge in this post on Instagram

#gameofthrones #Spain #dragonstone #sanjuandegaztelugatxe

Sorry I Forgot!

In all the excitement of success yesterday (I had been trying to post a filmed demo for two days!) I completely overlooked reposting the links onto my WordPress and FB page.

As part of #isolationartschool I have made a film about a small aspect of using Ink. Please take a look if you’d like to…

There are two links as the length meant it refused to post as one whole session. 👍

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Ink and Water-Based Drawing Skills. PART ONE. (The next half is posted separately as PART TWO) #isolationartschool 🔴 AN INTRODUCTION TO WATER BASED DRAWING with ink. PART ONE Suitable for anyone who has ever tried watercolour or would like to get started. The session includes video in real time and time-lapse. I will be demonstrating…. Using the paper as the white. Planning how I leave the lightest tones. Showing you briefly how I use ink, which you might like to try. If you fancy giving this a go PLEASE WATCH FIRST then set up you own subject matter and WORK FROM OBSERVATION 👍 Next time I will revisit this subject matter in watercolour! “I use ink frequently when teaching watercolour. It allows students to develop many of the skills required to work in water colour, and learn more about tone , without the added pressure of mixing colours; which is a skill in its own right.” YOU WILL NEED 🤔 Watercolour paper Brushes/water/mixing pots/pencil Ink 🕷🕸 (or an alternative) blotting paper (or kitchen paper) Includes ideas of alternative wet media. Part two is posted separately and is now live! A FOLLOW UP DEMO OF THE SAME SUBJECT IN WATERCOLOUR IS ALSO ON ITS WAY SOON🎨 #isolationartschool #ink #watercolour @winsorandnewton #WNVirtualStudio #saunderswaterford #artistsupportpledge #artistsoninstagram @schoolhouseforart @artacademylondon @st_cuthberts_mill @stbarbemuseum @westdeancollege #watercolourlesson #kimwhitbyart #watercolor #observationalart #watercolorlesson #thingstodoinlockdown @aspexportsmouth

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Ink and Water-Based Drawing Skills. PART TWO….I’m sorry but I couldn’t get the longer film to post. It’s taken two days to get this up!😡😊 #isolationartschool 🔴 AN INTRODUCTION TO WATER BASED DRAWING with ink. Suitable for anyone who has ever tried watercolour or would like to get started. The session includes video in real time and time-lapse. I will be demonstrating…. Using the paper as the white. Planning how I leave the lightest tones. Showing you briefly how I use ink, which you might like to try. If you fancy giving this a go PLEASE WATCH FIRST then set up you own subject matter and WORK FROM OBSERVATION 👍 Next time I will revisit this subject matter in watercolour! “ I use ink frequently when teaching watercolour. It allows students to develop many of the skills required to work in water colour, and learn more about tone , without the added pressure of mixing colours; which is a skill in its own right.” YOU WILL NEED 🤔 Watercolour paper Brushes/water/mixing pots/pencil Ink 🕷🕸 (or an alternative) blotting paper (or kitchen paper) Includes ideas of alternative wet media. A FOLLOW UP DEMO OF THE SAME SUBJECT IN WATERCOLOUR IS ALSO ON ITS WAY SOON🎨 #isolationartschool #ink #watercolour @winsorandnewton #WNVirtualStudio #saunderswaterford #artistsupportpledge #artistsoninstagram @schoolhouseforart @artacademylondon @st_cuthberts_mill @stbarbemuseum @westdeancollege #watercolourlesson #kimwhitbyart #watercolor #observationalart #watercolorlesson #thingstodoinlockdown @aspexportsmouth

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Roses to buy! 😉

Thank you!

Washing Line

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Washing line! Here’s my final offering for The Artist magazine – arriving a little late but postal workers have far more important things deliver I’m sure! As part of #artistsupportpledge I’d like to also offer all three of the originals for this series for sale today. 1. *SOLD 🙏*Washing line 53x53cms ink on paper Unframed Rolled AND posted £200 *SOLD🙏 2. Available- Fish on a plate. Ink on paper Framed size 31x39cms and posted £155 3. Available-Bath; The Circus, ink on paper 39x31cm Framed size and posted £155 PLEASE DM to buy via SumUp online link 😉🙏 The last photo here is the scene I set up in my small back garden ….an idea for @isolationartschool participants maybe?? @paintersonline #ink @winsorandnewton #Fareham #theartistmagazine #fish #Bath #washing @artistsupportpledge @stbarbemuseum @artacademylondon @artistoftheyear @bathsocietyofartists

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Buy the Artist Magazine and have a go #isolationartschool !

#artistsupportpledge #watercolour

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What a beautiful sunny period of weather we are enjoying! I’ve been pretending to paint at the sunny front of our house with the grape hyacinths and wall flowers to keep me company. If you’d like this piece of captured Spring I’d like to offer it in the #artistsupportpledge £150 unframed as it’s ‘hot off the press’ but includes postage. DM – first come first served 👍🎨 what is The Artist Support Pledge?…. “As you know, I like many other artists now have a radically different diary. No teaching. No Art Fairs. So here’s a great idea from @matthewburrowsstudio to help support both ourselves and fellow artists which I’d like to join in with. Details @artistsupportpledge Please share or DM me to buy.” ❤️ #timelaspe #watercolour #watercolor #grapehyacinth #Spring #wallflowers @royaltalensuk @moleskine @loxleyarts (first time with the freebie brush from @contemporaryartfairs 😉)

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ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE- WATERCOLOUR!

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Here’s my second offering for the #artistsupportpledge TODAY IT’S WATERCOLOURS!! Details in the text on post and my previous post also INK! @artistsupportpledge Please share to help or send a DM for enquires. 🙏 I have included the cost of postage in each 👍 *Large ‘King Prawns’ 33x33cm framed £150. *Medium ‘Nb. SOLD Three Lemons on White SOLD ’ ‘Three Lemons on Wood’ ‘Two Portobello Mushrooms’ 23x29cms framed £110. *Small ‘Three mushrooms’ ‘One Upside Down Portobello Mushroom’ 18x23cms framed £70. #watercolour #watercolor #artistsupportpledge @artistsupportpledge #lemon #mushroom #kingprawn #cooking @royaltalensuk @st_cuthberts_mill @paintersonline @artacademylondon @westdeancollege @stbarbemuseum @artistoftheyear @skyarts @katebryan_art @kathleen.soriano @hantsculture Thank you @sumup – remote payments just at the right moment in time 😊

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Thank you from Bath! 🙏🎨

Part Two
Part One

Hello! And a massive thank you 🙏 to everyone who made the effort to visit me in Bath this weekend. ❤️
A special message of gratitude to my new collectors. Please do remember to send a photo once hung. I love seeing my work in it’s new home 🎨 Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated. ❤️

It’s been a hectic few days since as well with Lymington teaching on Monday @stbarbemuseum ( and a trip to Oxfordshire today! but more about that another time!)
Here’s an in-action #ink video or two from the fair. Yes….I always work in a dress and earrings 😉
Fab to catch up with artist friends, make new artist friends and share in their camaraderie. Thanks to all @bathartfair too of course🙏 and thanks @nancychambersart for the camera work 😉

drawing @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill

Frames for Bath Art Fair

Framing done! Some are quite big. (100cms x 80 cms )
I’m glad I’ve got a hand to hang Friday morning 🥰
Bath Art Fair here we come! @bathartfair 28/29th and March 1st 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 DM for detail

Ink workshop.

A little taste of today’s short course; how to use ink and develop your control of wet-on-paper mediums. Plus a short video shot of my paint brushes on the illuminated signage about adult workshops outside👍 #tone #pattern #ink #shapeandspace #composition @stbarbemuseum
We fixed a few more dates today so if you’d like to join me watch out for the new “What’s On” for St Barbe Gallery and Museum in Lymington coming soon. 😊

Small Ink Works for Bath Art Fair. Instagram post link!

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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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Wet Watercolour.

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

The Old Man of Storr

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

55x75cm
Dirty glove and pencil sketch from the day.
Dirty glove and pencil sketch from the day.

55x55cms

Visiting tutor!

SO EXCITED TO BE VISITING TUTOR HERE. Who’s joining in?

#Repost @schoolhouseforart with @get_repost
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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!⠀
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#schoolhouseforart #printmaking #sculpture #charcoal #drawing #glasspainting #inks @kimwhitbyart @oliversin @davidbegleyartist @hannekevanryswykartist @newgrangewillowdesign #yannypetters

Hello 2020!

Hello 2020!
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

Today and Tomorrow! OPEN STUDIO 🎈

The balloons are up! 🎈🎈🎈
OPEN STUDIO TODAY and TOMORROW in East Street Fareham PO16 0BW
(10-5pm and 11-5pm respectively)
Why balloons??🎈🎈🎈🎈
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

Ready to Open Tomorrow at 10am!

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
Saturday 10-5pm
Sunday 11-5pm
LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU SOON!
#fareham #hampshire #openstudio #watercolour #watercolor #oilpaint #pleinair #foodart

Winter Open Studio 2019

🎄🎁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 😉)

Jammie Dodgers

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
https://indiefairs.com/
WARWICK HALL
BURFORD
CHURCH LANE
BURFORD
OX18 4RY
#stilllife #jammiedodgers #allaprima #Burford #Oxford #cotswolds #food #painting #oilpaint @royaltalensuk

Sketching in Bath

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

Irish teaching March 2020!

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

Poppy and glass

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

Red!

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

The Sunday Times Water Colour Competition 2019

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

#As Catedrais-Aguas Santas

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

Special Offer TODAY

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

Gladioli

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

First day of Hampshire Open Studios 2019! 😊

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

Open!

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

Greetings Cards!

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

Ink

#pintarrapido

This year I have prints available

Boats and HMS Warrior.

Portsmouth

Ink all the way up the hall!

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

Finishing Touches in Ink

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

Open Studio Corner.

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

Spanish pics PV video…

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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

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Busy Bee! And Instagram link!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B06h-3WnVxP/?igshid=ufj4ov1x9ued
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

Sanding boards for Recycling.

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!

Cull!

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

Oil Asparagus.

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

Hampshire Open Studios selection?

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

Taster day at The Art Academy for Watercolour.

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

Summer News Letter Due Soon!

Would you like to join my mailing list for news letters? I’m rather random about them…probably 3-4 per year….unless I’ve a free ticket or similar to share with you. DM me with your email address! ❤️
#observationalart #pleinair #oilpainting #watercolor #watercolour #sketchbooks #drawing #ink

Pintar Rapido Time Lapse.

#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!👍☕️
#observationalart
#pleinair #ink @pintar_rapido @sloanestanleychelsea @cassart1984 @artatthecastle @aandimagazine @pookylights #Chelsea #London #KingsRoad #saunderswaterford @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Pintar Rapido….part one…

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

Throwback Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BteHx3nA772/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=pf7limgk7zfh

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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

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

#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

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. 😊

Can hardly believe this is really part my life!

Can you believe it? Pinch me please…..It really struck me yesterday as I updated my bio etc, ready for Open Studios, how amazing it is to work in the same building as these fabulous artists …let alone appear as a fellow tutor! Thank you @ArtAcademy and especially #taishanscheirenberg

#painting #watercolour #ink #Fareham #teachingart #teaching #London #arttutor #BoroughMarket http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham

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

Over the M27 #Fareham #Hampshire

Over the M27 on the footpath and very soon you are in beautiful rural #Hampshire. I was after the downwards facing fan of stubble in the far field, and the upwards facing fan of nettle plants…..but this is how it came out.

Tried out my new @CassArt titanium white too…seems v good!

Want to see it for real? –

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙?

#Fareham #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram @britpleinair @place_to_paint

#HOS18 #folio #worksonpaper #ink #watercolour

A flick through my folio which is now ready for #hampshireopenstudios #pleinair #ink #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint Why not come along to see it ??? during http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙?

#framing #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima

Framing today …I wasn’t sure about this one but now it’s framed there are bits I see much clearer. Why not come along to see it ??? during http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙? #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima #artoninstagram

#viaduct #pleinair #ink #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August

Getting excited ….and preparing….to show my new local work during #hampshireopenstudios I love the architecture and structural shape of the viaduct #pleinair #ink #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

55x75cm ink on paper @St_Cuthberts_Mill Saunders Waterford paper

Hot hot hot ….again here today. Amazing colours in the #sun on the #crops. #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

Hot hot hot ….again here today. Amazing colours in the #sun on the #crops. #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

#hampshireopenstudios #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

Working from life #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #markmaking #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

Working from life trying to capture accurately the essence of shapes, colours and tones; I have lately been rather taken with some flowering pot plants at home. Here are our cornflowers in pots at the sunny front of our house. #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #allaprima #markmaking #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram

Yesterday I hung the #bunting for #hampshireopenstudios for the first time. August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

@cobandpen #Wallington #Fareham #cottages tall #chimneys. @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram #pub #allaprima

And here is the result of #MyStory this am the @cobandpen #Wallington #Fareham where there is also a striking row of #cottages with great tall #chimneys. @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram #pub #allaprima

Windsor Castle En Plein Air 2018 #SaundersWaterford @St_Cuthberts @WinsorAndNewton #drawingink @Loxley #pleinair @britpleinair #Windsor

What a full on day yesterday at #windsorpleinair Great to meet so many lovely friendly #artists. I was lucky to receive #highlycommended for my #ink100x75cms of #WindsorCastle and delighted to sell the work in the after day sale. #SaundersWaterford @St_Cuthberts @WinsorAndNewton #drawingink @Loxley #pleinair @britpleinair #Windsor

#KyffinWilliamsDrawingPrize #landscapeartistoftheyear @SkyArts @WE_EnPleinAir

Delighted to receive this photo from a Landscape Artist of the Year viewer today- a photo of my two exhibition pieces in the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize Exhibition 2018. If you can’t get to Oriel Ynys Môn on Anglesey, maybe you can get to Windsor Castle, where En Plein Air takes place on Saturday? My first time there. Come and say hi!

@britpleinair #pleinair #artoninstagram #Bath #TheCircusBath #Fareham #UpperCreekFareham #Hampshire #LondonPlaneTree #boat #WindsorCastle #castle

PV @orielynysmon this evening for the #kyffinwilliams #drawingprize2018

Sadly I am unable to make the PV @orielynysmon this evening for the #kyffinwilliams #drawingprize2018 and see these two pieces by me on the wall. Good luck fellow exhibitors! #drawing #ink #Bath #thecircusbath #Fareham #boats #LondonPlaneTree

Thank you @CASSART and @SkyArts #landscapeartistoftheyear #pleinair #watercolour #Greece #Athens recent trip.

A lovely reminder and mention at the start and end of this article on my Cass Art email yesterday. Thank you @CASSART and @SkyArts #landscapeartistoftheyear #Athens #Parthenon #Agora #Pnyx #nocturne @HantsOpenStudios

https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/art_on_the_go_travel_tips_techniques.htm

It’s time to start getting geared up for @hampshireopenstudios @hantsopenstudios #HampshireOpenStudios #HOS18 #Hampshire #Fareham

It’s time to start getting geared up for @hampshireopenstudios @hantsopenstudios #HampshireOpenStudios #HOS18 #Hampshire #Fareham

I’ve #free brochures available in East Street if you are passing please help yourself. Look forward to seeing you in #August #art #artist #gallery #artwork #FreeEvent 🎨

I will be open 20-26th August 10-5pm 🌞 except Thursday 23rd when I’m opening 11-9pm🌙 Now I must get out shopping for 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈as they attracted most visitors last year! #balloons

Too hot #30degrees to do much but sit in the shade and look at the #lavender #Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #oilpaint #oil #garden #sunlightandshadow

Too hot #30degrees to do much but sit in the shade and look at the #lavender

#Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #oilpaint #oil #garden #sunlightandshadow

If you fancy working outside too join me on July 16th (a few places left maybe??😬) www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

Using St Barbe as a base, Kim Whitby will take you out and about in Lymington to draw or paint in the open air. Participants will work on individual projects with tutor guidance and are to bring their own easels and sketching materials.

Price: £35 per session. Limited places available

(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)

To book please call 01590 676969

#pleinair #StBarbeMuseumAndArtGallery 16th July outdoor drawing and painting course. #Lymington #NewForest

Out and about earlier today.

If you fancy joining me, or like the idea of working outdoors but have never tried? Maybe you’d like to work outside in s Grouo?Or would like to meet some new arty friends I am running a day at

http://www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk/ on 16th July and we have a couple of spaces left! Book now!

#Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #barn #farm #sunlightandshadow

www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

En plein air drawing and painting group with Kim Whitby

Using St Barbe as a base, Kim Whitby will take you out and about in Lymington to draw or paint in the open air. Participants will work on individual projects with tutor guidance and are to bring their own easels and sketching materials.

Price: £35 per session. Limited places available

(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)

To book please call 01590 676969