Teeny weeny 10x15cm #twilight #night #oilpainting of the viaduct in #Fareham #Hampshire with #CamsHall lit up from last evening.

#nocturne

Small detail of Teeny weeny 10x15cm #twilight #night #oilpainting of the viaduct in #Fareham #Hampshire with #CamsHall lit up from last evening.

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

#TheOldVic #theatre #sketching #HighStreet #London #WaterlooStation #plienair #britpleinair #sketchbook #watercolour #art #townscape #artist @oldvictheatre

#TheOldVic #theatre #sketching #HighStreet #London #WaterlooStation #plienair #britpleinair #sketchbook #watercolour #art #townscape #artist @oldvictheatre

Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at #TheGoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

#detail

#detail

Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at the #GoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

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

Yesterday’s evening #sketch in #Athens #Greece of the #Parthenon #Acropolis #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair @HotelByron #LongWeekend #MoreToPost …

Yesterday’s evening #sketch in #Athens #Greece of the #Parthenon #Acropolis #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair @HotelByron #LongWeekend #MoreToPost …

Yesterday’s #sketch in #Athens #Greece at the #Parthenon #Acropolis #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair @HotelByron #LongWeekend #MoreToPost …

Yesterday’s #sketch in #Athens #Greece at the #Parthenon #Acropolis #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair @HotelByron #LongWeekend #MoreToPost …

#pleinair #Wicor #WicorMarineYatchHaven #Hampshire #Fareham #britpleinair #sunlight #boats #sailing

This morning in #Wicor with #OilPaint a rusty box rather caught my eye #pleinair #WicorMarineYatchHaven #Hampshire #Fareham #britpleinair #sunlight #boats #sailing

#MottisfontOpenExhibition closing date 6th July #pleinair #watercolour #britpleinair @MottisfontNT #NationalTrust

Thinking about #watercolour #pleinair in #Hampshire #yesterday for the #MottisfontOpenExhibition closing date 6th July @MottisfontNT #NationalTrust But it was a #badluck day for me as the footpath was closed where I had worked previously and I couldn’t get the viewpoint I needed #nothappy with yesterday’s result.

#pleinair #competition #winner #britpleinair #ink #pontypoolmuseum #Pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Diolch #ThankYou

Just heard my #ink Painting for Pontypool Park Competition 2018, #won #delighted the 2nd prize The Chapel Cottage Studio Special Prize #pleinair #competition #britpleinair #ink #drawing #pontypoolmuseum #Pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Diolch #ThankYou

See you next year? 👍🎨❤️

#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!

#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 !

#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 ❤️

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

#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.

#ink @pintarrapido #SaatchiGallery piece on the #wall @lanewaycoffeeleeonthesolent #LeeOnTheSolent #Hampshire #Gosport #yesterday 


Lovely to see my #ink @pintarrapido #SaatchiGallery piece on the #wall @lanewaycoffeeleeonthesolent #LeeOnTheSolent #Hampshire #Gosport #yesterday alongside its sister artwork #LanewayCafe #commission.

Also made time for lovely #coffee but held back on #delicious #cake 😇

Thanks for collecting #original #artwork and supporting an artist ❤️

#OpenStudio 25th and 26th November. See website for details kimwhitby.com

 #farewell to this #Fareham #ink #Hampshire #Viaduct which along with my #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #WhiteParkBay is #sold 

And it’s also #farewell to this #Fareham #ink #Hampshire #Viaduct 55x150cms which along with my #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear piece #WhiteParkBay #Ireland #coast #beach #watercolour which is a smaller version of my final #commission work on @landscape_artist_of_the_year in 2016, has gone to a new home. Especially sad to see this one go…#markmaking #tone #pattern…..thank you and enjoy!I updated my website yesterday – new things big and small on my for sale page 🎨 🖼 🎁 🎄?

Or head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham #Hampshire. All welcome!

#VeryWindy #UpperQuay #CricketPitch looking into the #sun #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire #sketching #trees #PleinAir #FarehamCreek I’ve been itching to paint these trees!

#VeryWindy #UpperQuay #CricketPitch looking into the #sun #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire #sketching #trees #PleinAir #FarehamCreek I’ve been itching to paint these trees – I love the way they are framed with a halo of remaining leaves. Only time for a sketch in ink today….whilst battling with the unhelpful wind!

@gburneartist Best of luck tonight Gerry! #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #LOATY Here with fellow artist @Adam_Ralston and me at @PintarRapido 2017

@gburneartist Best of luck tonight Gerry #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #LOATY Here with fellow artist @Adam_Ralston and me at @PintarRapido 2017


2017!


2016!

@AveburyNT @VisitAvebury

Bought my milk for breakfast yesterday at @aveburycommunityshop then had a great day @Avebury_nt #Avebury #drawing #ink #watercolour #Wiltshire #sketching #stones #stonecircles #AveburyRing #Autumn …more to follow once I’ve rephotographed 😉

#ink #drawing #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales @moleskine #SaundersWaterford @StCuthbertsMill


Thank you to #FairOakArtAndCraftSociety for inviting me to #demonstrate on Wednesday evening using #ink I used my #sketchbook #drawings from my recent trip to #Snowdonia and walk up the #mountain routes of #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales and used my favourite #HPpaper #SaundersWaterford @StCuthbertsMill from my favourite #sketchbooks @moleskine

Good morning all! Another day of @hampshire_open_studios in #Fareham Many thanks to visitors yesterday and of course buyers especially 😍

Good morning all! Another day of @hampshire_open_studios in #Fareham Many thanks to visitors yesterday and of course buyers especially 😍. So sorry if I missed you in the afternoon as I slipped out early to see #stereophonics and @feederofficial and @jakebugg 😱at #victorius. All excellent artists in musical terms not sure if they draw too or not? I’m here all day today and tomorrow. See you soon I hope x

A trip to #Snowdonia and walk up the #mountain routes of #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales #SpotTheArtist


A trip to #Snowdonia and walk up the #mountain routes of #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales Can you #SpotTheArtist in the last shot – I am there if you look closely enough😉

#Athens #Greece #pleinair work of the #Acropolis #Parthenon #TempleOfZeus #watercolour #sketchbook #AncientAgoraOfAthens

Some recent quick #Athens #Greece #pleinair work of the #Acropolis #Parthenon #TempleOfZeus #watercolour #sketchbook #AncientAgoraOfAthens made during our lovely holiday to an amazing place. It was really challenging to work in such hot dry conditions in watercolour and difficult to do justice to the fabulous setting and its history. The colours from the sun were really complex to represent especially on the marble rock formations, and the vegetation too took a while to colour match. Anyone who would like to see these in real life – why not pop along to #hampshireopenstudios over #bankholidayweekend in #fareham 😉

#pleinair #oilpaint #Fareham #Hampshire #boat #FarehamCreek #yellowboats #VeryWindy #britpleinair #Viaduct

#pleinair #oilpaint #Fareham #Hampshire #boat #FarehamCreek #yellowboats #VeryWindy #britpleinair I took shelter under a tree and it wasn’t too bad. Arrived back with white paint on my face!

@pintarrapido @DalerRowney @CASSART @Asndlmagazine @Saatchi_gallery #SloaneGardens @SloaneSquareMag


Thanks for a fun weekend @pintarrapido and great to spend time with all the other artists. Here are my two both on 55x75cm sheets of watercolour paper. Thank goodness for my golfing umbrella- just about kept everything dry. Thanks too @DalerRowney @Aandlmagazine @CASSART See you next year #pleinair #britpleinair #ChelseaTownHall #KingsRoad. 

@DalerRowney @Aandlmagazine @CASSART @pintarrapido #pleinair #britpleinair #ChelseaTownHall #KingsRoad 

Today was Pintar Rapido…the plein air art competition on the Kings Rd in Chelsea Town Hall. I worked besides Sloane Gardens and later the Saatchi Gallery. Hello to all the nice people I met. Hope to see you tomorrow for the exhibition 12-5.30pm!! Until then…goodnight I’m shattered!

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

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

#ink #sketching #pleinair #britpleinair #Fareham #Porchester @camsmillfareham @hantsopenstudio

#ink #sketching #pleinair #britpleinair #Fareham #Porchester @camsmillfareham @hantsopenstudio Some sketches from the last couple of days #windy #icanttellyouhowlongittooktoloadthisonmyslowwifi 

#teaching #Hampshire #WatercolourAndInk #ink #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair #drawing 

#teaching #Hampshire #WatercolourAndInk #ink #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair #drawing 

Just setting up for the last Watercolour and Ink in Hampshire session before our #Summerbreak Some really bold things developing on full sheets of watercolour paper last session. Well done guys for being brave! Looking forward to seeing you again in September. Have a fab Summer!

New September teaching and workshop sessions on my TEACHING PAGE OF MY WEBSITE NOW – Drawing Strategies Workshop Sat/9/9/17 Colour Theory and It’s Application Workshop Sat8/9/17 Art Basics Weekly Mon pm starts 12/9/17 and Watercolour and Ink Mon eve (remaining sessions11/9/17).

#Exmouth @britpleinair #PleinAir #watercolour #Sun #Devon I need to work here again. What great #chimneys ! #TheBeachHouseExmouth



From last week in #hot #Exmouth @britpleinair #PleinAir #watercolour #Sun #Devon I need to work here again. What great #chimneys ! #TheBeachHouseExmouth Some passers by suggested I tagged #pebblebedvineyard Video – The Beach House Exmouth | Devon | The Beach House Exmouth http://www.thebeachhouseexmouth.co.uk via @pebblebedwines

A #watercolour #sketching trip to #Wallington to the #WallingtonVillageFete this afternoon #Fareham #Hampshire. It was the perfect #SummersDay and a traditional #British #fete

A #watercolour #sketching trip to #Wallington to the #WallingtonVillageFete this afternoon #Fareham #Hampshire. It was the perfect #SummersDay and a traditional #British #fete with all the trimmings…..donkeys, Punch and Judy, stalls, games, marching band, ice cream, dog show, duck racing, food, flags…..you get the idea ☀️🍺🐶🐴🐓🦃🌸💐🍔🍦🏆🎪🎼🚂🎡🖼⛱🎯🥁👯‍♂️👯‍♂️👯‍♂️

I’ve now got a bit of a Blogging backlog….things to post and not time to do it…☹️

#Exmouth @britpleinair #PleinAir #watercolour #Sun #DawlishSands #Teignmouth #Devon #BritishSummer #RoyalMarines

#Exmouth @britpleinair #PleinAir #watercolour #Sun #DawlishSands #Teignmouth #Devon is very sunny today – it has been necessary to deploy the fishing umbrella as a #sunshade ! That’s the #BritishSummer for you! Lots of barking dogs and Royal Marines practicing their shooting!

@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 😉

#watercolour @CASSART #ThankYou #cassart #flattered #NationalTrust @MottisfontNT #mottisfontabbey #gardens @nationaltrust #LondonPlaneTree#PleinAir #britpleinair


I’ve ONLY JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS!! Many thanks for selecting me Cass Art! Apologies I’ve not responded sooner – but no one had let me know – but having said that – rather like a late Christmas present 😊

Our favourite upcoming watercolour artist #watercolour @CASSART #ThsnkYou #cassart #flattered #NationalTrust @MottisfontNT #mottisfontabbey #gardens @nationaltrust #LondonPlaneTree

Our favourite upcoming watercolour artists | Cass Art

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

#Fareham #PleinAir #britpleinair #OilPaint #FarehamLowerQuay #TrafalgarYachtServices #FarehamRedBrick #Summer #Sun #boats #yacht #sailing #Hampshire 

The sea went out!

It’s not hot anymore – just normal Summer!

Lovely Georgian buildings in this old part of Fareham. 

#commission #ink #pleinair #britpleinair #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture @RKBurt #SaundersWaterford @st_cuthberts_mill #LastTrips #review #selection

February 28th 2017

The last chilly trips to Jane Austen House Museum, with the review and selection from my time here by Hampshire Cultural Trust and the museum in partnership. 

I spread all my things out in the education room ….and a few weeks later a final selection of six works was made. These are intended as merchandising starting points….let you know next week what was selected!

#Fareham #PleinAir #britpleinair #OilPaint #GeorgianArchitecture #FarehamRedBrick #Summer #Sun #EastStreet #Australia #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #Hampshire

#Fareham #PleinAir #britpleinair #OilPaint #GeorgianArchitecture #FarehamRedBrick #Summer #Sun #EastStreet I began the top one Thursday when the wind was surprisingly chilly – I had intended to finish it but decided to start again….I finished it at the end but the composition is not quite right. #Australia – Hello guys! I see lots of activity on my website stats from down there – I’m guessing #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear is going out there??

#commission #ink #pleinair #britpleinair #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture @RKBurt #SaundersWaterford @st_cuthberts_mill 


How tardy am I posting a whole day late!!! Apologies! – doubtless some clever person at JAHM will know a Jane Austen quote about lateness to properly chastise me with!!

Saturday 18th February 

The museum is still closed to the public so I had a solitary trip into the garden today as it was forecast sunny. The photos tell the tale…..

#Sketching #Architecture #GeorgianArchitecture #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire #britishsummer #HighStreet

#Sketching #Architecture #GeorgianArchitecture #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire A small drawing from today in ink. I took my watercolours and ink out locally in the old #HighStreet. Dull/bright/dull/damp….#BritishSummer

#FarehamArtGroup #GreatAbshotBarn #teaching #ink #workshop #Hampshire #IdyllicLocation #sunny

#FarehamArtGroup #GreatAbshotBarn #teaching #ink #workshop #Hampshire #IdyllicLocation #sunny I had a fun day with Fareham Art Group on Saturday working inside and out and learning about working large in ink. Well done to all who attended and top marks for your efforts and focus. Thanks for having me Fareham, and in such a super teaching location. 

@rkburtco #BlottingPaper #BeforeAndAfter #ink @jacksons_art #TrafalgarFraming #Bath #TheCircus #PleinAir

 A new delivery of R K Burt blotting paper arrived from Jacksons today. Here’s what happens to it when I get hold of it….and I had some lovely framing back too from Steve. Fingers crossed it makes the selection🤞after submission Saturday. 

#commission #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture @RKBurt #OilPaint 

Tuesday 7th February… So here I am in action…in the sun!

Whoops – looks like Darren the decorator has inadvertently ‘bombed’ my photo sanding the window inside! ….I’ve edited him out! 


Lovely flowery table covering protection for the path too…(which I inherited from Mum – used to be on her kitchen table.) I have to make sure the oils don’t leave any drips on the historic path!!


Blocking in….A fabulously sunny day at last. ..and by lunchtime actually quite warm. I was in only one jumper at one point!!!! 

I am working outside today (good colours and tonal contrast) on the views looking into Jane’s writing room (the dining room) where I can see her table and the hearth where she made the breakfast tea. It is strange to know that she sat here in the sun too; watching the world she knew well and writing about it. Very special to look back into where much of her art was created and make some about that myself. 

At home in Wales the older rural houses were built and positioned on sites which caught the maximum sun light. This breakfast room has lovely sun and heat from the sun. It can’t be an accident this room was for mornings.

Today I am also waiting for an order of very large paper to arrive from RK Burt!

#commission #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #Whistler #DonkeyCarriage #OilPaint

Friday 3rd February. 

Earlier start – terrible wet forecast- pessimistic about achieving a full day as I need to work outdoors in oil colour……window cleaners are here too!

The Donkey carriage has been unsettling me. It is sited in a barn – not unrealistic in the way it would have been stored but as it is no longer used or moveable it had little compositional scope. Having drawn it a few times – I am now interested in a watercolour focussing on it’s wheel. (I’ve a few reasons for this…) However – today in oil I am opting for a very simple composition inspired by Whistler’s Mother…except for me the carriage is pointing the wrong way. I’d rather it was right to left. The carriage is sitting on a blank wall. The white wall picks up other reflected colours….but this barn is so dark. I am using a view which is more level and side on than this photo suggests.

 APOLOGIES FOR NOT POSTING YESTERDAY – we are still in the throes of a house move 😱

 

#commission #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #watercolour #writing table #OilPaint

Wednesday 1st February!
Wet wet wet!


Where is the sun to help with some good colours and tones? Never mind – table top beckons…

I have three watercolour table tops on the go. Today I wanted to put more, deeper, and some brighter washes with wax resist on to them. It took longer than expected but drying washes takes time. I’m interested in the wax on the surface – also think I need some Gum Arabic in a few washes too. Can’t decide about including or omitting the ink bottle and quill.


Next I worked on the Donkey Cart again. I’ve been doing a measured drawing (sightsize) to work out how it is constructed. It’s a fairly standard (and to me boring ) composition that I have been working on, but working it through; looking at its relationships, mathematical elements, and patterns have given me an idea of where to go with it next. As it has some provenance to connect it directly to Jane Austen (as with the table) I would like to make it part of my final work.
More art materials required too – a significant shopping list of items became necessary today.


A sketch on board – colour far too ….wrong! Can’t think what I mean – but I know it’s wrong.

During the afternoon it dried up enough to begin some of the planned oil pieces (see thumbnail sketches beneath) which I hope to do; looking back into Jane’s working room through the window and including the hearth and kettle. This was a room where the family had breakfast and would make tea. Breakfast was frequently a chore which fell to Jane, and including both the practical and occupational aspect of the room seems appropriate.
I see the weather forecast for Friday is very poor. (wet) – Oil paint (outdoors only in this special and historic setting) will be a challenge.


I use the front and back covers of my Moleskin watercolour sketch books for pencil thumbnails….working out drawings for compositional stuff!!

#Chelsea #KingsRoad #WelingtonSquare #ink @pintarrapido @winsorandnewton @Aandlmagazine

So here I am – hot and sweaty after my first day taking part in Pintar Rapido last summer. I’ve just bought my ticket for this year’s competition. See you there too?

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


#commission #JaneAusten #PleinAir @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #OilPaint The best day of last week’s outdoor work – then it got COLD! Excited to be able to share this work one day…. I have been looking in, through the window Austen looked out through, as she wrote. Her small writing table clearly in view. How special is that?

#PleinAir #OilPaint #StCatherine’sHill #Winchester #Hampshire #cold

Looking out from St Catherine’s Hill and the water meadows near Winchester yesterday. 

I think ‘medium cold’ would be my assessment if the weather. More blue needed – I think I can hear Marc Dalessio’s voice in my head! The small detail at the top of this post on my website is the more successful part of the longer picture.  I think. Should have just done the trees perhaps. 

@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!

#sunset #frost #PleinAir #OilPaint #Hampshire #AlverValley @JacksonsArtTalk 

Two firsts today – finally got an opportunity to use my new painting box outside, and use the first of my first stretched linen canvases, sealed by my first ever rabbit skin glue mixture!
Another impossibly pretty sunset in this frosty run of weather – had a fun hour trying to catch the colours before the light left. 

@JaneAustenHouse @HantsCulture #JaneAusten #Hampshire @JAusten200 #watercolour #ink #Chawton

The end of a special first week here in Chawton, where Jane Austen’s house is my base for a unique commission with Hampshire Cultural Trust and the Museum itself. It is a great honour to be in the house as it marks 200 years since Jane Austen’s death. 

 Posts about this will be few and far between, so we can save the surprise of what I am doing for them! 

But many thanks to all at the house and look forward to seeing you again!

Ps I don’t have enough hands for a selfie with my sketchbook!

 

#PenYFan #BreconBeacons #BoxingDay #RomanRoad #PleinAir #Ink #watercolour #sketchbook


It was a blustery cold day here yesterday near Pen y Fan but fantastic to be up in the hills in my boots after such a long time and also have the chance to stop and draw on the way down. 

Belated seasonal greetings to you all x

@mallgalleries #sketchbook #watercolour @RMA1664 #RoyalMarines #DampDay #RoyalInstituteOfOilPainters 


Well this is where my two worlds collide! Sketching the only Royal Marine memorial in London, which sits directly outside the Mall Galleries….which was my next stop yesterday as I went to see the fabulous RIO exhibition which is currently showing!

Really enjoyed seeing work by Adam Ralston, Maria Rose, Helen Davison, Tom Stevenson, Andrew Farmer, Michael Weller, Haidee-Jo Summers (bought charity cards😉) and Tim Benson…. (wanted to touch the texture of his paint but behaved myself!)

Really excited to be getting to know the work of Julia Hawkins (thinking she might be a reincarnation of several magnificent French impressionists all rolled into one), John Walsom (tug👍🏼), Amanda Coleman (Iced Bun 👌), Helen Lloyd-Elliot, John Dobbs, Sarah Spence (how did she paint those scones without eating them?), Kate Giles, Rosie Copeland, Roger Ferrin, Rosalie Watkins, Aiden Hornby….. So much great stuff and artists to search out on social media platforms and keep me inspired in 2017! 


Ps slight technical hitch – pavement too wet to sit down and arm not long enough to take full photo. Many thanks to Mall Galleries front desk team for looking after my sketchbook while it dried! 

#Autumn #Rosehips #Goodbye #AlverValley #Hampshire #OilPaint #PleinAir 

Two pieces from the Autumn heading off to a new home today. As ever it is both good and a little sad to see things leave; these two particularly, as they helped me developing my understanding about how I should pay more attention to things that just happen to catch my eye. 
Although made in the Autumn – the red makes a good profile image for the coming season!

#LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #PleinAir #Hampshire #OilPaint #AlverValley @SkyArts #Hello #StoryVaultFilms @nationaltrust #frost #KeepMakingArt

Look what arrived yesterday! 3 DVD’s of memories. Hope you all got some too A Richard Allen, Gregor Henderson Art, Phillip Edwards, Titus Agbara, Anna Perlin, Howard Weaver, and that you are all busy making more art!
I’ve been trying to speed paint frost, this chilly but pretty morning in the Alver Valley. Amazing how many different colours there are in frosty vegetation! 

#OilPaint #AlverValley #LeeOnSolent #PleinAir #BrightSun #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear @SkyArts


Another stunningly bright day here, with a fabulous blue sky, so I will post this from a similar day earlier this year, and remind you the final of Landscape Artist of the Year is tomorrow at 8pm on @SkyArts. (Or NowTV or TalkTalk) – ps …..I’m a finalist! 😊

#HeatWinner! #Surprised #Stowe @SkyArts #ThankYouJudges #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #HNSVictory

Well I’ve been dying to tell people and now I can! 

How fantastic is that….winner of the wildcards heat six !….worth the night before camp-out in the camper van, to make sure I was there on time for the very early start on the next day. 

Make sure you watch next week to find out which of the wildcards makes the semi final!

I’ll be definitely watching!

Lovely to meet all the other ‘wildcards’ and the programme behind the scenes people who couldn’t have been nicer. Thanks too judges and presenters; who really are like that in real life. 

Quite an experience!

#1DayToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #watercolour #sketchbook #commission

Please share this reminder with anyone you think will be interested, as it’s almost time for me to hide behind the sofa – my wildcard heat of Landscape Artist of the Year is on Tuesday at 8pm!

Here’s a photo of two lovely current commissions in production; reproductions of two double sketchbook pages from my time in the Naval Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth in 2014. 

It is quite a strange exercise reproducing your own work. Already in that time my process has changed considerably. There are ways of using watercolour which I know lots more about and I might have approached the whole subject differently but at the same time my commissioners have chosen views that they have a special attachment to, so I need to keep as close to my original work as possible. Really hope they like them!

#4DaysToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #ink #Summer #sketchbook @welshacademy @nationaltrust

Remembering an eventful Summer….here’s a sketchbook page from my trip to Stowe- so that’s a clue for what to look for on Tuesday on TV – a crazy woman working in ink in the wildcard area! – and next to it some notes from the great Marc Dalessio workshop I went to in Wales at the Welsh Academy of Art. 

#6DaysToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #rosehips #Autumn 

Been fiddling round with more of those rose hips….outside and in. 

In other news …..there are now only six days to go until my wildcard heat at Stowe! 

Here’s a little poem to help you all remember – can’t think where I got the idea from….

“Remember, remember the 15th of November,

When the last Landscape heat is on Sky!” 

– perhaps I’ll stick with the visual arts….

#drawing #ink #PleinAir #trees @nationaltrust

#drawing #ink #PleinAir #trees Enjoying the late sun at one of my local National Trust properties yesterday. I seem to get attracted to trees quite often at the moment and the selection here with autumn colours was beautiful! 

I liked this tree especially, as the dark holes in its trunk echoed the dark windows on the end of the building. 

Met lots of friendly visitors too! Hello…. if you were one of them. 

#LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #excited #nervous #SaveTheDate @SkyArts #StoryVaultFilms @nationaltrust

Save the date guys, to see me take part at the Stowe wildcard heat….and all the other brave competitors -Tuesday 15th November at 8pm on Sky Arts – but I will be watching via Now TV!! 

….and all the other heats too of course on Tuesdays at 8pm 🙂

Here’s an Autumn seasonal photo of some outdoor sketches from last year – I’m sure you don’t need a caption to know what the subject is!

#PleinAir #OilPaint #LeeOnTheSolent #Hampshire #AlverValley


Trying to get to grips with some oil paint again – as the Autumn draws in it becomes harder for water based mediums to dry outside, so it will be oil based stuff for a few months ahead for me out doors when it’s damp – This is my first which didn’t end up so thick that I can scratch into it!

@PintarRapido @SkyArts #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #TV #news

Thank you so much Pintar Rapido for this photo – part of my BIG Summer, which culminates by seeing me on TV! as part of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2016. 

See my News and Events page on kimwhitby.com for all the details!

So exciting!