The clue is in the name…’water-colour’…A regular phrase I use when teaching…..(Apologies to all I’ve taught/bored saying that!😉) Here are some suitably ‘wet’ watercolours made in Oxfordshire with Royal Talens watercolour which so suits the weather conditions this Spring! (They are transplanted into my mini watercolour travel palette) Thank you @royaltalensuk for the mention in your post on Instagram. I have really noticed the difference in the quality of pigment in your paints which compliments my treatment of watercolour here where the separation of the colour, in the water, is all part of the process. (You can see that separation in the detail shots further on in the post). #pleinair @britpleinair #watercolour #watercolor #Oxford #Oxfordshire #fields #flood #wetfields
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 😉
OPEN STUDIO TODAY and TOMORROW in East Street Fareham PO16 0BW
(10-5pm and 11-5pm respectively)
Well when I did the first #HampshireOpenStudios I did from this house, I asked visitors how they knew the event was on! Amazingly over 50% said “we just came in because we saw balloons” – and from that I decided to put balloons out the following Winter …and now this is my third year!
A WARM WELCOME TO ALL…please tell your friends too.
Here are photos of the preparations, small works(£25 up) Christmassy bits and news about my upcoming 2020 teaching, for those of you who don’t get my news letter!😊
I’ve also got a few cards and am supporting this years ‘Just a Card’ campaign too. 🎈🎈🎈
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….
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?🎄
One of the best things about being an artist (once the penny drops) is that you will always be learning, which in turn means you are never bored! I’ve been playing with small paintings recently. Thinking about paint. How it goes on. The things that you can do with watercolour and comparing the same thing in oil paint. Learning more about colour. Learning more about looking. Enjoying the painting journey! Which today will take me out and about with my ink…..
More mushrooms- this time in oil. With a few other things that have kept me busy this week so far. #mushrooms #oilpainting #watercolour #watercolor #artoninstagram @royaltalensuk #stilllife #pomegranates
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
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
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
HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 🎉☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
Pleased that my cards for Open Studios arrived in a timely manner yesterday!! I have two watercolours, two Oils and two Inks….singly or in various mixed packs, to add to my previous cards. Looking forward to seeing friends for a PV later (🤫- I’ve made 🍰🧁) and also excited to be opening the door to EVERYONE tomorrow from 10am 😍🎨
August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk ☕️🚽🎨🖼#hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #Scotland #isleofskye #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
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
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 Aspexgallery, 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
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
Time for a #timelapse Still wet as you can see! We (my students and myself) made small watercolour studies on Saturday @theartacademylondon – Asparagus is a particularly good subject matter where the wetness of the Watercolour can be exploited to carry the colour variations of the paint up the stems. Remember guys “the clue’s in the name – ‘watercolour’! ” My photography needs some refinement…seems to be mostly inverted but you get the idea. Really liking the change in my paint brand, I can see a big difference in the pigment quality; so a big thanks to Royal Talens for this travel set. #watercolour #watercolor @royaltalensuk @royaltalens @moleskine #Asparagus #stilllife #observationalart ##rembrandtwatercolor #rembrandtwatercolour
*I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios very soon. Please come along! August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019
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
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??
I had to screw the tops off the beetroot today as it had gone a bit floppy! Tried working in #watercolour and #oilpaint at the same time but wiped the oil in the end. Needless to say – a wet rainy day outside🌧
Been playing with some new Watercolour the last few days between making coffee for external decorators!….anyway they are rather nice! The watercolours that is….decorators very well behaved! #watercolor #watercolour #beetroot #peonies #pomegranate @royaltalensuk #observationalart #stilllife
Ever fancied trying #Watercolour ? I’m delighted to have been asked by @theartacademylondon to trial a taster day with Watercolour for them on July 27th. The Art Academy is close to Borough Market and this fun introductory day lasts from 10.30-4.30. If you like it I also run a 10 week course for them in the Spring. *Contact the academy to book! https://artacademy.org.uk/ Fancy popping along? @rogerbeckett ?
I can hardly believe that @pintar_rapido is almost here! There’s still time to join us though for a fun day of #pleinair art in London. I’ve met so many nice people on my days there! Hope you guys give it a try! Here’s my piece from 2016 in progress 🤞for another hot day! Painting (drawing/collage/pastel/ink/watercolour/oil….guideline online) day Saturday 22nd and Judging day and exhibition 23rd June in the Old Town Hall on the #KingsRoad in #Chelsea
Can’t wait to post…had so much admin and non artwork stuff to do I’ve had to wait to paint….the wait is over and having lots of fun this morning with these peonies #WIP #Workinprogress with the rain pouring down outside. #watercolour first and grabbed my teaching bag from yesterday @theartacademylondon and did a bit of wet drawing #watercolor #sketch @seawhiteofbrighton #oilpainting #observationalart #peonies #Hampshire #flowers
So it’s finally here! Newbury Art Fair and the PV held this evening! Heaps of gratitude to all who travelled especially to see me 🙏 and lovely to meet other fair visitors too. Thank you new collectors ❤️ So looking forward to tomorrow and Sunday….😍 I’m rather tired after a long set up day and PV….beauty sleep required now before my Ink demo tomorrow afternoon ✒️💕 1-2pm @contemporaryartfairs @princestrust
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
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
#coffeebreak sketch….happier with this 5 minute effort than yesterday’s longer things….it’s funny like that sometimes. The chalk looked quite golden in the Spring sun today. #springiscoming #coffeeshop #cafe @seawhiteofbrighton #Portsmouth @trafalgarwharfgroup @thebeachhutcafe
So as to be completely fair and protect myself from any family accusations of favouritism- Another small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Fluffiest dog in the uk! #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug
Small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Well it is rather cold today for dogs and people. #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug
Having a review! I knew that self portraiture had captured my interest – but seeing most of my efforts laid out in the hall – all 29 of them – is really a bit alarming!! And scary. Good to focus on one thing for a while though. #ink #watercolour #watercolor #saunderswaterford #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #workonpaper #profilepictures #profile #oilpainting #workingfromlife #portrait #drawing #zornpalette @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton
I was lucky and delighted to receive these lovely flowers Saturday evening…of course they won’t last for ever…so I’d better paint them! #thankyou #flowers #watercolour #observationpainting #roses @moleskine
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
Only time for a quick watercolour play in my sketchbook today in #Bath ….in one of my favourite spots #thecircus A lovey grey day with a stripe of gold in the sky. @moleskine #watercolor #sketch #sketchbook #Somerset #londonplanetree #georgianarchitecture
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 – 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
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 …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
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!
A trip to see the clever cheerful work of @hollyfrean “Holly’s Ark” in Zimmer Stuart Gallery in Arundel on a chilly day! 😍A mooch round the many interesting shops…..and a quick watercolour sketch or two by the castle where a striking avenue of autumn trees and colour, reflected in the moat….with some ducks.
Sun on the mountains in today’s effort with watercolour from my Spanish travel sketchbook…painted on the move. #Spain #Galicia #watercolour #sketchbook #galifornia #mountains @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton
I have been working up a sketch drawn whilst on the move in Spain. It was a foggy day and then suddenly the sun shone through the tall trees and appeared red on the fog. It’s too long for a full shot on here….see My Instagram Story for more detail. The helpers found this quite tiring today too…see last pic! #trees #eucalyptus #spain #galicia #galifornia #fog #sun #jackrussell #watercolour #watercolor #sketching @moleskine
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
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
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 🌙?
#watercolour #sketching #speedsketching #pink #peony #flowers #blooms #Tesco I’m not really a pink person but these are so vibrant. They are only singles…still waiting for the double flowers with the fab middles to be in the shops.
Friday @ #sindlesfarm in the fabulous #sun making speedy evening #sketches #60seconds and #90seconds #watercolour and #sketchbook in my #SeawhiteOfBrighton and #Moleskine books and a #morning #ShepherdsHut view. My #Thursday students @TheArtAcademy were speedily sketching for 15 and 4 minutes this week, so thought I’d join them for 60 and 90 seconds in #watercolour !
#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms I bought some marked down peonies in #Tesco again this year….it must be #Summer. These are pale and #scented but I’m looking forward to the lipstick pink ones hitting the shops as they have fabulous centres; I painted them last year.
#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #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 #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #sketching this #morning. @SeawhiteOfBrighton @Seawhiteshowroom Again warm enough to not the #watercolour #freeze but slow to dry! #Tignes2100 #LangleyHotelTignes2100
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 🤞
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 ❤️
#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.
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!
Well it’s #farewell to this #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, as it is off to a new collector first thing in the morning! Goodbye and thank you!
I have been recently looking at #pomegranates #watercolour #pomegranate #Fareham #windowsill #Autumn #drawing I find the multiple #shadows interesting …and the spiky shadows from the flower end of the #fruit
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 😉
Today in #Fareham #Autumn @rnrmcharity #pleinair #britpleinair #watercolour #sketchbook @royalmarines @royalnavy #fundraising #weightlifting I am willing to donate this to the cause if someone contacts the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and gives them a decent donation and they let me know ???
#Fields #Autumn #WestSussex #trees @sindlesfarm @stanstedpark It’s been an odd time – lots of smaller projects – but here’s two very quick things from the weekend #pleinair #britpleinair #ink #watercolour #shepherdhut
Had a great trip to #dulwichpicturegallery to see the #Sargent #watercolours #exhibition on Sunday. My favourite? The swimsuit suntanned man on the bed 😍Missed seeing? Any #pomegranate watercolours ☹️#fabulous regardless 👍
It’s been #StillLife #watercolour and #oilpaint here this week with plenty of #’s to add…#welshcakes @TanYCastell1 #honey #jam #BaraMenyn #bread #butter @LeCreuset @burleighpottery Inspired by great artists @Adam_Ralston and @MichaelW450 😉
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 Can you #SpotTheArtist in the last shot – I am there if you look closely enough😉
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 😉
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.
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!
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).
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 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 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!
#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 😉
All that remains to say is what a special and unique experience it was to work and create in such an influential place….Jane Austen has been my favourite writer since my A levels many years ago. So you can imagine what a great honour it was to be invited to work there.
Many thanks to Hampshire Cultural Trust, Jane Austen’s House Museum and all the lovely staff and volunteers at Chawton. ❤️
I will be opening my studio as part of Hampshire Open Studios in Fareham on August 26,27,28th if you would like to see some of the peices and sketchbooks in real life. All welcome.
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 😊
The weather has been unhelpful for water based stuff (i.e. not suitable/possible for drying things like washes in ink or watercolour either outside or in unheated outbuildings) so the weather forecast of dry – with possible afternoon sun today, is a real bonus. I have only a few sessions left to work here at Chawton and so far done very little ink or watercolour. I will be selecting to work here only on the better weather days from now on.
Indoor working has given me the opportunity to have a initial look at the jewellery connected with Jane Austen too.
#camping #watercolour #artlessons #painting #hmsdaedalus @aspexportsmouth Looking forward to teaching an introduction to painting in #oil #Portsmouth on Sunday 4th 12-3pm. Found this link on @VisualArtsSW Thanks guys Hope it links!!kim-whitby-hms-daedalus.php
This Blog was written in very cold February….how different the weather is today....😉
Even in a warm house it has taken the better part of the day to work up some of the washes and dry them on these peices. I have my initial work and sketchbook images to work from – incidentally NO PHOTOGRAPHS – but they will all be double checked on site too for colour and tonal values. I can’t work from photos – it just doesn’t work for me. There’s not enough reference. I’m not clever enough.
Gum Arabic washes have helped me build up the luminosity of the colour and depth of the ink without muddying the colours.
#watercolour #seawhiteshowroom #SeawhiteOfBrighton #WatercolourPaper #teaching #WatercolourAndInk #value #ColourTheory Getting to grips with applying simple colour theory with primary, secondary and complimentary colours last night here in #Hampshire in my Watercolour and Ink group. Still a chance to join us – catch up session possible!