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
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
Open Studio this weekend in #Fareham see kimwhitby.com for info xx
#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
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
#ItsAWrap #Cheers 🥂@hampshire_open_studios in #Fareham 2017. Thanks to all who bought and supported an artist and visited 😍. Great to meet you all and also many of our new neighbours! Already looking forward to my Winter #OpenStudio 25th and 26th November! #DateForYourDiary 👍
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!
This is my second day with this fig tree in oil – I like the strong Autumn sun shining through the thinning leaves and it’s shapes as it sticks into the sky.
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.
The Portsmouth News ran this great photo of our ‘naughty seagull’ from the Lee on Solent Infant School’s group artwork for Lee Festival of the Arts. Thank you Portsmouth News!
Two small framed artworks by the children are still available to make silent bids for, in Prospect’s new office until Friday. Take along an envelope with your ‘sealed bid’and you could keep a small momento of the festival for your home or office, whilst helping to raise money to develop the Infant School’s outdoor space!
Well it’s the final day of Lee on Solent’s inaugural Festival of the Arts. There’s still time to see the art trail if you haven’t made it yet!
What a great thing to fill a dull blustery Saturday…..and you could make time for some refreshments inside one of Lee’s lovely cafes 🍰 en route!
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 !
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!
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 😍
Detail from HMS Victory, side view, plein air ink drawing which was one of my finalist pieces in the last Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize competition in Wales. See it in Laneway Cafe in Lee as part of the Arts Festival until July 9th.
Alver Valley ‘en plein air’ can be seen in Prospect’s office Lee on Solent as part of Lee on Solent’s Festival of the Arts, starting today!
Well here it is. Lee on the Solent Infant School’s contribution to the Arts Festival, kicking off on Friday 1st July. It is a group effort with descriptive mark making and wax resist. Hand coloured papers are also used for collaged areas and some 3D details. All the work is about Lee on Solent’s seafront and includes a naughty seagull stealing chips. The artists are 4-7years old. A BIG thank you to Prospect for sharing their empty old window space. Well done everyone!
I will be exhibiting myself in two venues…..more on that another day 😃
Fabulous red-pink traffic lights here at the junction in Lee. A view I see often as I come back with our dogs but this time at evening light. I also like the poles breaking up the space in the sky. Maybe an addition to my Spice Island Art Trail show?
Strimmed dead grass near Daedalus. 30x42cms
Well there seems to be a bit of a theme evolving here; more dead grass!
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!
Hello to the people of Lee, who enjoyed having a peep over my shoulder whilst I worked on this illustrative commission today. The bottom/second is much improved- glad to complete it without blowing away!
A rather changeable set of weather conditions today back in Hampshire. I rather wish I’d changed the composition too – I think it might work better cropped into portrait 😦
Oil on board 20x30cms
A longer watercolour sketch today. (20x57cms) A very delicate pattern of bare branches, new leaves and blossom, in the street in Lee on Solent outside St Faiths.
Canvas mounted on board with oil. It was so bright again when I began this. The tree caught my attention really and the very bright orange roof behind.