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!
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL! – Open Studio 1st and 2nd December …I’ve been really enjoying the paint with my recent self portraits but I’ve been working without my glasses (as I would generally outside) so it’s interesting for me to now zoom in close and see how the paint is sitting. Fancy a close up look too? Head over this weekend 10-5pm to a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ Open Studio 🎨….lots to show and share from the Autumn…find out about my newest work…seasonal shopping opportunity🎄…and a chance to find out about my exciting plans for 2019!….and have a coffee☕️! ….What’s not to like? #HampshireOpenStudio #Hampshire #OpenStudio #pleinair @britpleinair
#details #allaprima #face #eye #chin #neck #workingfromlife
#oilpainting #selfportrait #portrait #observationalart #artoninstagram
An exciting parcel arrived today…the collaboration pieces from Plein Air in the Park at Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum in Pontypool! Reusable bags and lovely tea towels. I love Georgian buildings…and the odd tree. Memories of a lovely day! See you there next year? Contact them to buy and support their work. http://torfaenmuseum.org.uk/contact-us/ #teatowel #reducereuserecycle #reusable #ink #Pontypool #Torfaen #museum #amgueddfa #pleinair @britpleinair #amgueddfamuseumtorfaen
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
Ha ha ha!!! How fun! And a genuine treat…finally got the chance to see all three of my artist friends (well done all three!) on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year’s third episode in Loch Fyne! @b.ramsey1973 @mariaroseartist @michaelweller So so so… pleased it wasn’t my choice on the day! All winners in my book. Having been on the programme I know the pressures of the day with its filming interruptions and all the fun too. Really hope you all had fun guys. ❤️ #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear @skyartsartistoftheyear #pleinair @britpleinair #scotland #lochfyne #inveraray
Another time lapse!! Working on my stuff from Wellington Square in Chelsea…Autumn leaves, Georgian architecture and London plane trees #WIP 😊. #wninktober #notjustforoctober #ink @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill #chelsea #wellingtonsquaregardens #autumn #fall #londonplanetree #georgianhouse @bestoftimelapse_ #timelapseart #timelapse
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
And so as today is #throwbackthursday #tbt I’ve watched lots of you guys painting in beautiful Venice this Summer and it has made me recall my first trip there at 16/17?!!! (C1988) #wasieverthatyoung ? which was just prior to my A level Art and Design exam and I painted (can’t find that) photographed and printed in a darkroom (still got those) and drew (here it is)! from my trip….(and it was a very long coach trip from Aberaeron, West Wales indeed! ) and then submitted my Venetian inspired A level art. What strikes me most though…ink…mark making…tonal…structured…structural…composition broken by verticals…architecture…!!!! it’s all there. All the things that I still think about. All the things that define my artwork. Here is Venice at A level – from a photo…and Wellington Square Gardens – Pintar Rapido – from life. Of course then there was a very long gap whilst I was a Primary teacher and Mum. Anyone else got an historical parallel? I’d love to see. Please share 🤫 #noonelsewillknow ! #Venice #StMarksSquare #ink #inktober #WNinktober #Aberaeron #Wales #Ceredigion #wellingtonSquareGardens #KingsRoad #Chelsea #London #Alevelart #PintarRapido
Out sketching and prepping in the New Forest…#inktober #wninktober #watercolour #trees #heath @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill #Hampshire #autumn
Please remember to PREBOOK your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish for next Friday 26th October !! and last Fridays of the month.
Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. EMAIL email@example.com TO BOOK or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.
#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios
Such a great but long day yesterday. I even fell asleep on the train home! Kept my sticky badge as proof that I really am in this exhibition. Thank you to all involved and great to meet everyone. #RSMA #royalsocietyofmarineartists @Mall_Galleries #boats #Sea #coast #Topsham #Devon #barge #pleinair @britpleinair #inktober #wninktober
A lovely evening for exhibitors at The Mall Galleries with The Royal Society of Marine Artists…meeting Artist Members and fellow exhibitors…and seeing my Barge in Topsham in the wall. PV tomorrow too!
#inctober2018 #inktober #ink #Barge #topsham #Devon @winsorandnewton @seawhiteofbrighton
Out with my sketchbook this afternoon. I know it’s supposed to be ink…but the squeeze of sun under the clouds and Autumn colours got the better of my intentions. #ink #inctober2018 #wninktober #inktober #watercolour @moleskine @winsorandnewton #Fareham #Hampshire #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
The great outcrop of rocks on this amazing #surfersbeach – from the other direction … simple yet complex colours…and hazy spray afternoon light with the typical and tall eucalyptus tree shapes on the shore. Interesting to paint the sand markings of footprints and pitch lines.
#oil #pleinair @britpleinair #oilpainting #allaprima #Spain #beach #rocks #marine @Jacksons_art @WinsorAndNewton
Anyone joining me on my trip? I’ve spent the last couple of days packing up for an adventure. About 4 years ago I made my first wet painting carrier from a design shared by the great #pleinair artist I follow @marc_dalessio and I have just repeated the plan (slightly adapted) in a larger scale. I attended a fabulous course by him in 2016 at #TheWelshAcademyArt. I also had a lovely delivery from @jacksons_art to go with my @moleskine sketchbooks and favourite @winsorandnewton #drawingink and #oilpaint . I will be trying out some @jacksons_art #linenboards , #watercolours and @rosemarybrushes for the first time. I am taking the same @seawhiteofbrighton sketchbook that my #royalsocietyofmarineartists entry came from! (So excited to be heading to @mallgalleries later in the Autumn …..I’m very random in how my sketchbooks get filled up!) really looking forward to getting off later today. Who’s coming too?
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…
Something from much earlier in the year – a barge in Topsham. These two pages from my cartridge sketchbook were the result of a whole batch of other drawings over a couple of days in ink – I just couldn’t seem to capture the bulk of the hull. This was my last attempt and I’m very pleased that it will be hanging on the wall in The Mall Galleries as part of the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition in September. 😊
Can 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
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 🌙?
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
What a full on day yesterday at #windsorpleinair Great to meet so many lovely friendly #artists. I was lucky to receive #highlycommended for my #ink100x75cms of #WindsorCastle and delighted to sell the work in the after day sale. #SaundersWaterford @St_Cuthberts @WinsorAndNewton #drawingink @Loxley #pleinair @britpleinair #Windsor
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
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
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 ❤️
#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.
Having an #ink #pleinair #sketchbook session or two in #Devon #Topsham earlier this week. #Boats #Barge
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 ❤️
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
Here’s a little online #PV #ink #watercolour #OilPaint for my #artist #OpenStudio #Handmade #OriginalGifts #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear
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
First proofs of my #GreetingsCards as I prepare for my #OpenStudio #gift #LimitedEdition #LimitedEditionPrint #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear #printing #lino #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!
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!
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 😍. 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
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!
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.
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).
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 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
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
Sunday 12th February
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.
#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.
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. 😀
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.
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…
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.
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!!
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.
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. ❤️
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 😀
I thought I might try and finish the larger drawing today – it was quite misty this morning so I wasn’t that hopeful. However Britain being what it is, the weather made an unexpected improvement! Wish I’d had a picnic with me as it got so warm.
I enjoy the canopy and supports on the mill and the shadows and spaces 🙂
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.