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
A chilly shady spot but really like the boats poking into the sky!
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
Apologies if I’m failing to surprise you…it’s ink again today! 😬#workonpaper #saunderswaterford #profilepictures #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #ink #portrait @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton
Well it’s rather grim here today…rain and wind…but if you are brave enough to venture out, it’s cosy here at my Open Studio! And the kettle is on! See you later!
This time next week I shall be setting up for a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 10-5pm 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? If you can’t make that some of my work from Jane Austen’s House Museum and Hampshire Cultural Trust will be in Winchester Museum from December 5th (more on that another time)…..or contact me for a PV at my studio another time if you can’t make the weekend 🙏 Hope to see you soon!
#Spain #galicia #asturias #galifornia #pleinair @briteinair #Hampshire #fareham @skyartsartistoftheyear #sketchbooks #inktober #wninktober @moleskine @hantsculture @janeaustenshousemuseum
One from the other evening…and we’ve had some beautiful ones recently. It was time to leave so I just did Ink very quickly….obviously this scene is screaming watercolour but there wasn’t time. #BeaulieuHeath #ink #WNinktober #inktober #Hampshire #pleinair @britpleinair @winsorandnewton @seawhiteofbrighton #trees #sunset #Autumn
Please remember to prebook your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish this Friday!! and last Fridays of the month.
Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.
#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios
A very different day here…no visitors…no excuse to eat cake!….as I have been updating my website following on from Hampshire Open Studios. However I realised too that I’ve never blogged this …and it’s much less fattening!
I have fresh work available and news about my teaching which is booking fast so DON’T DELAY! kimwhitby.com @st_barbe.org.uk
I’m looking forward to a campervan adventure starting Friday and then new teaching, with #SketchesAndSips starting last Fridays of the month! 7-9pm See my teaching page for details kimwhitby.com
#teaching #watercolour #ink #teaching #sketchbook #flowers #Hampshire #artclasses #artcourse #welshcakes #artteacher #hampshireopenstudios
A lucky bend of fate meant I was in London and able to see All About Ink at the Mall Galleries yesterday. Some real favourites – on this wall especially! I was attracted to the very simplified landscapes by Lee Chi Ching. Inspiration for the future…
Can you believe it? Pinch me please…..It really struck me yesterday as I updated my bio etc, ready for Open Studios, how amazing it is to work in the same building as these fabulous artists …let alone appear as a fellow tutor! Thank you @ArtAcademy and especially #taishanscheirenberg
#painting #watercolour #ink #Fareham #teachingart #teaching #London #arttutor #BoroughMarket http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham
I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, Fareham
Getting excited ….and preparing….to show my new local work during #hampshireopenstudios I love the architecture and structural shape of the viaduct #pleinair #ink #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint
http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!
55x75cm ink on paper @St_Cuthberts_Mill Saunders Waterford paper
Delighted to receive this photo from a Landscape Artist of the Year viewer today- a photo of my two exhibition pieces in the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize Exhibition 2018. If you can’t get to Oriel Ynys Môn on Anglesey, maybe you can get to Windsor Castle, where En Plein Air takes place on Saturday? My first time there. Come and say hi!
@britpleinair #pleinair #artoninstagram #Bath #TheCircusBath #Fareham #UpperCreekFareham #Hampshire #LondonPlaneTree #boat #WindsorCastle #castle
More #ink on #SaundersWaterford from @StCuthbertsMill in #Fareham. #viaduct #Hampshire #bridge #arch #georgianarchiteture @TarmacLtd #TrafalgarYatchServices #pleinair @britpleinair
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
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? 👍🎨❤️
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 ❤️
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
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
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
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
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
Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the results? All welcome!
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
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 – 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!
#Finished #UpperQuay with a #lowtide looking into the #sun #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire #sketching #boats #PleinAir
@gburneartist Best of luck tonight Gerry #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #LOATY Here with fellow artist @Adam_Ralston and me at @PintarRapido 2017
#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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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…..
Friday 17th February
A great GREAT sunny day. So sunny that I’m so excited making pictures I’ve not taken many photos!!! Sorry 😬
I worked in ink looking at the well and drawing the whole house from across the road. Still very cold.
#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 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.
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.
All set for the start of Watercolour and Ink this evening. Spaces available if you’d like to join us this evening in Fareham? Message me ASAP or look at Hampshire and then Teaching on my website kimwhitby.com
I popped over to the Seawhite Outlet Showroom last week to pick up a few supplies and say hello to the efficient staff there! Looking forward to trying a few of these products out tonight. 😀
An overnight trip to Bath to visit child No1. and here’s one of the products, in ink. Seduced by the London Plane trees in The Circus and the bright sunny day.
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?
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!
Yesterday I taught my first Watercolour and Ink session in London at The Art Academy. What a fun bunch you were! The day flew. We explored tone and building areas of washes with still life subject matter. And had a small introduction to the work of Richard Diebenkorn.
Here’s another look at the photo of suggested brushes you will need.
If you can’t get to London I will be teaching Art Basics again in Hampshire on Monday! In both groups next week we will be exploring colour.
Bright but chilly – spent too long looking at shadows on the boat hulls and then lost the light.
Many thanks to everyone who has contacted me with messages, shared things, Tweeted, retweeted, liked things …. ❤️ Here’s an alternative view of stunning White Park Bay, with perhaps a better representation of the weather conditions during my day there. As I dislike studio work I had made several pieces and had to choose one … it was a challenge!
What next? Visit kimwhitby.com for news, events and teaching…
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!
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.
In January I will be teaching watercolour and ink, in London (more details to follow – email me through my contact page for early info) and here are a sample selection of brushes that participants will need. It’s far easier to post a photo than describe! Spend what you feel comfortable with; no need to break the bank. You will only need two sizes of house painting brushes – we will only work very large once. Take careful note of the bristle shapes; some square, some pointed.
Beware of washing watercolour brushes in detergent, as it can seriously affect the way watercolour paper responds to washes – better to flush out with lots of water. That’s why my brushes look grubby.
A dipping pen is a good investment or a very hard 4H+ pencil. I also have a very cheap set of 3 Chinese brushes that are very useful too. Of course you can have other brushes as well.
Next week I shall adding a post about colour mixing.
#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.
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.
Proper fast sketching in Portsmouth yesterday. Here’s just one of them.
An old page from my MA sketchbooks for #inktober- from when I drew onboard HMS Victory. The long planks on the deck are fabulous patterns and there are great patches of light, which pour in through the gun ports.
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.
Here’s an action shot for a change! Hello – if you stopped to talk 😊 and thanks to the photographer X
See the results of efforts in my previous posts!
Managed to find a shady spot near the Tower with one of my favourite trees!!
I’ve spent the last day (or so) rehanging my work at Ashcroft Arts Centre for my exhibition there. We are now all ready for the first visitors later this afternoon when we open – and the cake is made!
Looking forward to meeting you all later on at the PV. Or call in before 21sr October 😀
On view at Ashcroft Arts Centre PV 2nd Sept!
Message me if you’d like to come!
– 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!!
Thanks to all the lovely visitors today ….and here are two (almost) finished pieces ….
Looking forward to seeing some more people tomorrow.
Here it is finished…. similar but different!
What a lovely subject matter. The trees make it so very atmospheric and calm. 😊
Here I am again, in beautiful Wellington Square in Chelsea. The weather was somewhat cooler and a few showers made for more of a challenge. Met lots of lovely people again! What a friendly bunch you Chelsea – I’ll post the finished picture for you to see in a few days 😀
AMAZED! I won. Thank you so much to all the team and sponsors!! My large picture in ink won. Windsor and Newton….it was your drawing ink too!!
My first Pintar Rapido under my belt! Lovely dry day here 🙂 I decided to work on paper!
I can see there are some fabulous artists taking part….that I follow online too. Really hope to meet them tomorrow! 😃
A small drawing outside the Bun Penny in Lee on Solent this evening. Turns out I can’t Tweet the Bun Penny – they don’t do Twitter. Will they see it on Face Book?
I walked to Art Trail today too; great to see so many businesses hosting a good variety of artists 👍🏼 I recommend you take time to do the same before the event closes on the 9th !
FREE WORKSHOP AND DEMONSTRATION tomorrow (Tuesday 5th) 7-9pm. Drawing using ‘sight size’. All abilities welcome to come and draw together! Meet outside Prospect! Bring your own choice of materials – see website for more info. http://www.leefestivalofthearts.org.uk/
……and as Lee Festival of the Arts is well underway; today I drew St Faith’s church where two local art groups are exhibiting; along with many other artists, hosted in shops and businesses throughout the village. Well done to all the hosts and exhibitors 😍
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.
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. ❤️
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!
You know how it is when you make lots of work …but you don’t get anywhere….(part 1)- Lee on Solent. It’s been one of those weeks!
20x60cms aprox – I forgot to take a photo on site today. I’ve been doing a bit of drawing in Lee recently in preparation for the first, ‘Lee Festival of the Arts’ in the first week of July. Make a note in your diaries!
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!
I’ve been drawing in Portsmouth today. Dull/bright/cloudy/sunny. The joys of working outside in the UK.
Sometimes my work is very long in a ‘panoramic landscape direction’. The huge Scots Pine and Douglas Fir trees in Scotland, made for work that is very tall rather than very long.
Spring is a little later there too; daffodils are still emerging 🙂
Here are a few sketches from a fantastic weekend with friends in Scotland.
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!!
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 😀
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 😍
Some people have asked me to add sizes for my work when I blog! So you can see what I’ve been up …to and how big it is.
Fabulous weather today. 😍
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 🙂