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

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

#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 …

#reworking and #enlarging my #watercolour #pleinair from #@MottisfontNT #NationalTrust #Hampshire

Reworking and enlarging my #watercolour #pleinair from #@MottisfontNT #NationalTrust #Hampshire that I wasn’t very happy with back in #Fareham

Today’s studio was outdoors too and our eldest captured me from the bedroom above!

#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? 👍🎨❤️

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

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

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

Friendly helpful organisers ❤️

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

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

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

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

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#ink #watercolour #journal #sketchbook @SeawhiteLtd

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you to all my visitors today so far ❤️

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/13 East Street…just past Soothills Bakery

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think it’s #finished #CouldntResist

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

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

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

#CouldntResist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

#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!

#pomegranates #watercolour #pomegranate #Fareham #windowsill #Autumn #drawing #shadows 

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

#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 😉

Today in #Fareham #Autumn @rnrmcharity #pleinair #britpleinair #watercolour #sketchbook @royalmarines @royalnavy #fundraising #weightlifting 

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 ???

It’s been #StillLife #watercolour and #oilpaint here this week with plenty of #’s to add…#welshcakes @TanYCastell1 #honey #jam #BaraMenyn #Wales #bread #butter @LeCreusetUK @BurleighPottery #England

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 😉

#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

#HampshireOpenStudios #FirstDay #PVTour

All ready for my first day of @hantsopenstudios in #Fareham. Looking forward to meeting everyone….in fact I met a few yesterday (while I was setting up) who arrived early in error….one an amazing lady of 92 who gained her Art BA at the age of 74!Don’t worry if you are a little more ordinary than that – all welcome!

@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!

#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…☹️

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

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

#commission #ink #pleinair #britpleinair #JaneAusten #Final #last #end #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture @RKBurt #SaundersWaterford @st_cuthberts_mill #LastPost #review #selection

Well – this really is the end of the commission posts. Here are some small versions of the six selected peices- I will let you know if the intended merchandising is realized incorporating them!

Watercolour of Jane Austen’s writing table top – actual size. 60X60cms Kim Whitby © 2017

Watercolour of The Copper at Jane Austen’s House Museum 76x102cms Kim Whitby ©2017

Ink on paper View into Jane Austen’s  Breakfast Room and Writing Table 75x55cms Kim Whitby © 2017

Oil on canvas, View into Jane Austen’s Breakfast Room with Kettle and Writing Table, Kim Whitby © 2017 40x30cms

Watercolour, Snow drops at Chawton; Jane Austen’s House Museum, Kim Whitby © 2017 20x30cms


Ink on Paper, Winter Sun at Jane Austen’s House Museum, Kim Whitby © 2017 150x55cms approx 

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

See my News and Events page for full details. 

#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!

#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…..

#commission #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture @RKBurt #Watercolour #maths #angles 

Friday 10th February 

Really getting going now with the Bake house and Donkey Carriage (not a cart as I had rudely referred to it before correctly reading the information plaque!)



Whilst drawing the carts 10 wheel spokes I had rather a mathematical challenge to establish the correct number of degrees between each. However the interesting thing is……along with counting the 13 back spokes on the seat and 5 either side of the seat (there’s lots of real maths involved in drawing) ….I discovered that the triangular angles to set out the spokes is mirrored on the triagular decoration on the arrangement of spokes outside the axle. I’ve placed the photos in the wrong order but I think you can work out the spooky relationship – clearly no accident by the carriage maker though.

Very damp cold conditions (it tried to snow too) so drying my watercolour washes was a proper challenge today.
Maybe a bit of off site work required….

I am posting this after a return visit to Chawton this morning this time as a visitor. What a difference two months makes to the weather and garden. Lovely to see you today. 😉

#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!

#ink #inktober #drawing #selfportrait #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear 

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

#LeeOnSolent #LanewayCoffee #ink #drawing #Hampshire #commission

55x75cms

So often when I take a commission, it is as a gift – which means to save the surprise, it has to remain off my blog!

I am very happy to have been commissioned locally to mark a business anniversary….it’s not on the wall there yet… I’ll let you know when it is. 

#sketchbooks #drawing #painting #watercolour @AshcroftArts @HantsCulture 

   
Sketchbooks…..?

What? Why? How? Where? When?

Answers to these questions, and how to make your own sketchbook from scratch this Saturday !

https://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/ashcroft-arts-centre

 

#drawing #pencil #FastAndSlow #sketchbook #PleinAir

I’ve been really enjoying some drawing out and about lately with a very soft pencil. Sometimes it has to be very quick and at other times you get a bit longer. eg when your models are trapped on the plane!

Included are…..St Katherine’s Dock at night, Waterloo Station entrance at rush hour, view from a window at Premier Inn, rear view on the plane and preparatory sketches for larger pieces.

#LondonPlaneTree #sketchbook #Hampshire @AshcroftArts @hantsopenstudios @HantsCulture #LastDay

   
   
A few more of this weeks sketches of the magnificent London Plane tree here at Ashcroft Arts Centre…….all except one which I found in a sketchbook from earlier in the year. Can you see which it is?

@AshcroftArts @hantsopenstudios #ink LondonPlaneTree #drawing #BIG #Hampshire #PrizeDraw

   
 
– A chance to finish yesterday’s drawing, as for once the weather forecast was incorrect and it is actually dry here!!

I didn’t have an opportunity to post a photo at the end of the afternoon yesterday as it looked like the storm was about to strike and I was a bit busy with some more lovely visitors to the Open Studios event here at Ashcroft. Looking forward to meeting more of you today 😀 or Friday, Saturday or Bank Holiday Monday!

Ps. remember to get your free prize draw entry firm signed at each venue you visit for a chance to win £100 to spend on art!!

#ArtistInResidence @AshcroftArts @hantsopenstudios #drawing #painting #LondonPlaneTree

  
Well my part in this year’s Hampshire Open Studios is about to begin. I will be working at Ashcroft Arts Centre and showing some of my work and sketchbooks….I am showing some recent work from my time at Hampshire Cultural Trust’s site at Burseldon Windmill …..(before exhibiting even more fully at Ashcroft following the Open Studios event). I hope you will come and say hello or even bring your sketchbook and join in with me, whilst I work looking at the fabulous London Plane Tree, situated in front of the venue. 

The parking, facilities and a small cafe make it a useful stopping point on your tour of local venues. 

We are open 10-4pm all week with different weekend opening. Please check the website listing for full details. See you soon!

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/

@FestivalLee #FreeWorkshop #KS1 #Hampshire #LeeOnSolent

  
Meet here  tonight 7pm for the FREE workshop and demo – all ages and abilities welcome. (Under 18’s accompanied please). Bring your own gear…see website for extra info……. http://www.leefestivalofthearts.org.uk/

LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING YOU LATER!

#SpiceIslandArtTrail @royalnavalclub @PortsFest @FestivalLee #Portsmouth #Hampshire  

   

Hello to all last year’s mini artists! Can you remember drawing a black and white boat like this? Come and say hello tomorrow; perhaps you could draw another boat?

See everyone tomorrow for a great day, 11-4 pm, Old Portsmouth. 

@PortsFest @royalnavalclub #SpiceIslandArtTrail #drawing #ink #Hampshire

  
   
Looking forward to this years Spice Island Art Trail in Old Portsmouth !!!! 9 days to go! – and I managed a quick drawing of my venue when we all met for a planning meeting today.  Come along and meet me, and my fellow exhibitors in the Royal Naval and Royal Albrt Yatch Club, in Old Portsmouth and join the free trail to the other two venues too. Hope to see you soon!

Take a look at the website for full event details. 

http://www.portsmouthfestivities.co.uk/

 

#SouthwickPark #sketchbook #drawing @DDayMuseumUK 

 
   

   
I was lucky to see the original D day landing map, at nearby Southwick Park a few days ago. If you look carefully at the photos I am reflected, and the map is behind me filling the entire wall. Facing the map is a massive oil painting by Norman Wilkinson recalling the scene on the day – but what really caught my eye were the framed up sketches made in his small books at the time (5×7 inches I guess)- I have photos of just two. Hope you can make this all out. 

  
So much history surrounding the map. It was secretly made by Chad Valley, as part of a whole N Europe coastline, and the relevant section not constructed until onsite; whereupon the construction workers were retained at Southwick to preserve the secret location of the exact landing site until the landings had taken place!

#Scotland #drawing #ink #friends #sketchbook #BackFromTheFramer

  
Some happy Scottish memories back from the framer!

Back from the framer last evening – (well done again Steve) – are these two ink drawings from my sketchbook mounted together; I rather like the double approach which I’ve not done before. They are a gift to some longstanding friends to mark several significant dates in their lives this year, and to thank them for a great time in Scotland last month. ❤️ 

#Part2 #drawing #PleinAir #Portsmouth #Hampshire 

  
You know how it is when you make lots of work but you don’t get anywhere ….(part2) – Gunwarf Quays, Portsmouth. It’s been one of those weeks!

On a more positive note I think I might now know where I’m heading next 🙂 – artistically – not geographically!

#Portsmouth #trees @visitportsmouth #drawing #ink

  

   
 
55x75cms A drawing today back in Gunwarf Quays, Portsmouth. I’m loving the pollarded trees poking up into the sky.

 To make it more fun for myself I left my brushes at home and took a bag of oil painting brushes instead. Luckily they were clean but they were rather stiff! 

@BurseldonMill #Hampshire @HantsCulture #ink #PleinAir @windsorandnewton

  

   

  

A plein air, large (1.5x2metre) ink drawing for today. Up here at Butseldon Windmill it has been quite a challenge to stop everything from blowing away. Who’d have thought they would put a windmill in a windy spot!! 

 

#Wales #watercolour #sketchbooks #Aberaeron 

   
 
Yesterday I delivered my largest commission so far, (1 metre X 2 metres unframed) home to Wales. A massive thank you from me, to ‘a big supporter of visual artists’. Thank you. 

I then started work on something new, but the Welsh weather kept me firmly undercover ☹️ 

Some really great colours in the mud and silage though 😀

  
  

#HMSVictory #Hello #drawing 

  
Hello and thank you to my new followers! 

Yesterday I had the chance to go back onboard one of my favourite places that I have had the opportunity to work, but this time sadly no time to draw or paint. So here’s a small section of a much larger ( 1.5m x .75 ) ink drawing to mark the occasion 😍

#drawing #Hampshire @BurseldonMill @AshcroftArts

   
I managed a full page drawing at Burseldon Windmill today using Bockingford watercolour paper and ink; the paper is ‘off’ white. The patterns of the shadows from the sail and platform were very striking. 

Hello to all the lovely people I met today 🙂

 

#Aberaeron #drawing #drizzle

 

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

#Arddangosfa #ink #drawing #Aberaeron #Wales

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

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

View my News and Events website page for details. 

#Aberaeron #boats #Wales

  

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

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

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

 

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

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

On the way to London….

   

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

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

@OrielYnysMon #drawing #kyffinwilliams See you there?

 


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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

Hello and thank you, new followers!

   
 
   

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

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