Enlarging…

Trying to think a lot more about how I’d put the paint on and use colour if this was one of my watercolours. #rocks #beach #walkonthebeach #Asturia #sanvicentedelabarquera #northernspain #pleinair @britpleinair #landscape

Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

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

Autumn sunset in the New Forest

One from the other evening….you know when the light just starts to taper off and the sun appears extra bright when it catches things and really peps up the colours at Autumn time?? #Autumn #Fall #pleinair @britpleinair #Hampshire #thenewforest #sunset #oilpainting #artistsoninstagram

Norley Wood in the New Forest, on Beaulieu Heath.

And the light went….so time to stop. Next time…but rain forecast tomorrow ☹️I’m working flat….as I would in ink or watercolour…and trying to be looser…aahhh!!! #oilpainting #pleinair @britpleinair #newforest #Hampshire #Autumn #trees #heath #beaulieuheath

Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition 2018

Just delivered these three to the Chelsea Art Society’s 71st Open Exhibition 🤞🤞🤞- a first attempt at this one for me. Two untypical flower submissions from me; Sunflowers 40x40cms, Lavender in deep shade 40x40cms, from the unusually hot Summer months …and Blue Tent; Cantabria from our Northern Spain trip. 20x30cms Lots of lovely things being deposited whilst I was there at The Old Town Hall on #kingsroad and a few familiar faces! 😉 GOOD LUCK all my fellow non-members! #chelseaartsociety @chelseaartsociety

#sunflowers #lavender #flowers #Spain #Cantabria #camping #tent #summer2018 #pleinair @britpleinair @place_to_paint

#RiasBaixas #Spain #rocks #pleinair

Campsite right on the beach…which also has rocks!

Really friendly site and lovely Spanish family next door. I don’t recall painting such a brightly coloured sea before…but that is UK living I suppose! I need to rephotograph (it so damn sunny here!) but my Instagram Story has the full development x

Siesta …and more painting this afternoon I hope!

#spain #RiasBaixas @campingmuineira.es #Ablabrinio #Galicia #plienair @britpleinair #oilpaint #allaprima @Jacksons_online #linenboard @WinsorandNewton #oils

San Vincente de la Barquera rocks on the beach with Eucalyptus trees.

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

Speedy sketches…#Spain

Speedy sketches in pencil, oil and watercolour, here in Northern Spain! So much to see, enjoy …and if there’s time paint! Really like the rough @jacksons_art #linenboards and strong #oilpaint for sketching. Time is tight so tomorrow I’ve decided to limit my pieces to a 30 minute maximum …wait and see….must rush..important appointment with a #gandt 😉

#oilpaint #watercolour #sketching @seawhiteofbrighton #sketchbooks #Spain #Cantabria @Moleskine

Fabulous Art Materials for my Adventure!

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?

Sunset on West Street in Fareham

“Looking up Fareham West Street in the Evening Light” (oil on board, 20x20cms)- what a beautiful Summer we have had! – remember I am open until 9pm tomorrow 🍾🥂 so why not plan ahead and make a night of it? Fareham has several great independent, quality restaurants just a few hundred meters from my door. Antonio’s, Lauros, Villa Romana, Truffles.

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

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!

☕️🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼👩🏻‍🎨🎨🚽🙏

http://www.kimwhitby.com

#ink #painting #allaprima #sunset #landscapeartistoftheyear #oilpainting #pleinair @britpleinair

Open Studios is Open!

A warm welcome an invitation to my Open Studio starting now! I am part of #hampshireopenstudios for the 4th year since my MA; it’s a FREE county wide annual event so please tell all your friends. Come and meet me – maybe see me work or any of the other 249!!!! artists taking part at

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

I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, PO16 0BW

Really hope you can pop by!

☕️🖼🖼🖼🖼🖼👩🏻‍🎨🎨🚽🙏

http://www.kimwhitby.com

Over the M27 #Fareham #Hampshire

Over the M27 on the footpath and very soon you are in beautiful rural #Hampshire. I was after the downwards facing fan of stubble in the far field, and the upwards facing fan of nettle plants…..but this is how it came out.

Tried out my new @CassArt titanium white too…seems v good!

Want to see it for real? –

http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙?

#Fareham #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram @britpleinair @place_to_paint

#framing #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima

Framing today …I wasn’t sure about this one but now it’s framed there are bits I see much clearer. Why not come along to see it ??? during http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙? #sunflowers #hampshireopenstudios #oilpainting #allaprima #artoninstagram

#crops #barley #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint

Returned yesterday to the colours in the #sun on the #crops #barley – not sure about this one ….would like to go back before they are cut #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram @place_to_paint

#hampshireopenstudios #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

Hot hot hot ….again here today. Amazing colours in the #sun on the #crops. #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

Hot hot hot ….again here today. Amazing colours in the #sun on the #crops. #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

#hampshireopenstudios #Fareham August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

Working from life #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #markmaking #allaprima #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair

Working from life trying to capture accurately the essence of shapes, colours and tones; I have lately been rather taken with some flowering pot plants at home. Here are our cornflowers in pots at the sunny front of our house. #pleinair #oilpaint #cornflowers #allaprima #markmaking #sunlight #Fareham @britpleinair #artoninstagram

Yesterday I hung the #bunting for #hampshireopenstudios for the first time. August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙!

@cobandpen #Wallington #Fareham #cottages tall #chimneys. @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram #pub #allaprima

And here is the result of #MyStory this am the @cobandpen #Wallington #Fareham where there is also a striking row of #cottages with great tall #chimneys. @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #artoninstagram #pub #allaprima

Really difficult to get an on-site photo of this as I was working into the #sun. #trees #cricket-pitch #Fareham

Really difficult to get an on-site photo of this as I was working into the #sun. #trees #cricket-pitch #Fareham #oilpaint #pleinair @britpleinair #Farehamcreek #Hampshire #artoninstagram

Teeny weeny 10x15cm #twilight #night #oilpainting of the viaduct in #Fareham #Hampshire with #CamsHall lit up from last evening.

#nocturne

Small detail of Teeny weeny 10x15cm #twilight #night #oilpainting of the viaduct in #Fareham #Hampshire with #CamsHall lit up from last evening.

Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at #TheGoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

#detail

#detail

Three things that start with F and none of them are #football … #flowers and #flags in #Fareham at the #GoldenLion #pub #publichouse early this morning #HighStreet #Hampshire #plienair #britpleinair #allaprima #oilpaint #art #townscape #artist

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

Too hot #30degrees to do much but sit in the shade and look at the #lavender #Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #oilpaint #oil #garden #sunlightandshadow

Too hot #30degrees to do much but sit in the shade and look at the #lavender

#Fareham #pleinair #britpleinair #Hampshire #oilpaint #oil #garden #sunlightandshadow

If you fancy working outside too join me on July 16th (a few places left maybe??😬) 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

#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

#pleinair #Wicor #WicorMarineYatchHaven #Hampshire #Fareham #britpleinair #sunlight #boats #sailing

This morning in #Wicor with #OilPaint a rusty box rather caught my eye #pleinair #WicorMarineYatchHaven #Hampshire #Fareham #britpleinair #sunlight #boats #sailing

#snowing #snow in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #night #nocturne #oil #sketching

Still #snowing #snow in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #sketching #yesterday morning. Warm enough to not #freeze but slow to dry! My afternoon efforts were disrupted by snow clearing vehicles but managed a quick #oil #nocturne of #night #tobogganists. Looking better weather today 🤞

#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

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

On the easel #pomegranate #WIP #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #flyer for my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire #details


On the easel #pomegranate #WIP #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper and the #flyer for my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire 25th and 26th November 10-5pm see kimwhitby.com for details. And #details from recent pictures I might use for something….

Another #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #show #OpenStudio #Fareham  #BigBrush 

Pomegranate, oil on linen, ©️KW 2017
Another #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper which will be on #show at my #OpenStudio #Fareham 25th and 26th November see kimwhitby.com for details. It’s a little larger than my more recent oils #BigBrush and a little larger than life size too. 

#pomegranate #StillLife #Oil #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper #OpenStudio #Fareham #BigBrush 

Pomegranates and Copper Dish 41×30.5 Oil on Linen, POA
A #pomegranate #StillLife #Oil on #linen #OilPaint #Red #Gold #Copper 41×35.5cms which will be on #show at my #OpenStudio #Fareham 25th and 26th November see kimwhitby.com for details. It’s a little larger than my more recent oils #BigBrush 

More #StillLife #oilpaint #welshcakes #Wales #ScrapedOffThreeTimes! @TanYCastell1 @burleighpottery #celophane #bag

More #StillLife #oilpaint #welshcakes Although this one has almost done my head in!! #ScrapedOffThreeTimes! @TanYCastell1 @burleighpottery Am I odd enjoying painting the #celophane #bag ?

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 😉

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!

#DaylightPhoto #white #pink #OilPaint #Stocks #Scent #Flowers #AllaPrima #Night #evening #DaylightBulb

20x30cms Oil on board – available at #HampshireOpenStudios #AugustBankHoliday 

Another evening painting of stocks but there were only mixed colours to be had in the shops; so this time pink and white!

#pleinair #oilpaint #Fareham #Hampshire #boat #FarehamCreek #yellowboats #VeryWindy #britpleinair #Viaduct

#pleinair #oilpaint #Fareham #Hampshire #boat #FarehamCreek #yellowboats #VeryWindy #britpleinair I took shelter under a tree and it wasn’t too bad. Arrived back with white paint on my face!

#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

#DaylightPhoto #detail #updated #OilPaint #Stocks #Scent #Flowers #AllaPrima #Night #evening #DaylightBulb

#DaylightPhoto #detail #updated #OilPaint #Stocks #Scent #Flowers #AllaPrima #Night #evening #DaylightBulb I wish I could paint the scent for you…my favourite type of flower – white and scented! Thanks Justine. Don’t usually paint by daylight bulb….might be terrible in daylight and with my glasses on 😬😱 – Phew – it’s not too bad – thought the colour might be ropey!

#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. 

#Fareham #PleinAir #britpleinair #OilPaint #FarehamLowerQuay #TrafalgarYachtServices #FarehamRedBrick #Summer #Sun #boats #yacht #sailing #Hampshire 

The sea went out!

It’s not hot anymore – just normal Summer!

Lovely Georgian buildings in this old part of Fareham. 

#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!

#Fareham #PleinAir #britpleinair #OilPaint #GeorgianArchitecture #FarehamRedBrick #Summer #Sun #EastStreet #Australia #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #Hampshire

#Fareham #PleinAir #britpleinair #OilPaint #GeorgianArchitecture #FarehamRedBrick #Summer #Sun #EastStreet I began the top one Thursday when the wind was surprisingly chilly – I had intended to finish it but decided to start again….I finished it at the end but the composition is not quite right. #Australia – Hello guys! I see lots of activity on my website stats from down there – I’m guessing #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear is going out there??

#IntroductionToPainting #OilPaint #painting #FabulousWork @aspexportsmouth #teaching @Aspex_TakePart #Portsmouth #Hampshire


Here are my students finished pieces from ‘An Introduction To Painting’ yesterday after only 4 hours! The best picture of the day? Their faces when they stood back and saw how well they had all done! #Portsmouth #Hampshire

@thatsSolentTV @HantsCulture @aspexportsmouth @JaneAustenHouse #HMSDaedalus #portsmouthguildhall #exhibition #teaching 

Visited Thats Solent TV newsroom yesterday to talk about my HMS Daedalus exhibition in Portsmouth Guildhall cafe with Aspex Gallery and the taught painting session I will do for Aspex in June, and the work I did at Jane Austen House Museum with Hampshire Cultural Trust. Thanks for having me guys 😊

#commission #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture @RKBurt #OilPaint 

Tuesday 7th February… So here I am in action…in the sun!

Whoops – looks like Darren the decorator has inadvertently ‘bombed’ my photo sanding the window inside! ….I’ve edited him out! 


Lovely flowery table covering protection for the path too…(which I inherited from Mum – used to be on her kitchen table.) I have to make sure the oils don’t leave any drips on the historic path!!


Blocking in….A fabulously sunny day at last. ..and by lunchtime actually quite warm. I was in only one jumper at one point!!!! 

I am working outside today (good colours and tonal contrast) on the views looking into Jane’s writing room (the dining room) where I can see her table and the hearth where she made the breakfast tea. It is strange to know that she sat here in the sun too; watching the world she knew well and writing about it. Very special to look back into where much of her art was created and make some about that myself. 

At home in Wales the older rural houses were built and positioned on sites which caught the maximum sun light. This breakfast room has lovely sun and heat from the sun. It can’t be an accident this room was for mornings.

Today I am also waiting for an order of very large paper to arrive from RK Burt!

#commission #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #Whistler #DonkeyCarriage #OilPaint

Friday 3rd February. 

Earlier start – terrible wet forecast- pessimistic about achieving a full day as I need to work outdoors in oil colour……window cleaners are here too!

The Donkey carriage has been unsettling me. It is sited in a barn – not unrealistic in the way it would have been stored but as it is no longer used or moveable it had little compositional scope. Having drawn it a few times – I am now interested in a watercolour focussing on it’s wheel. (I’ve a few reasons for this…) However – today in oil I am opting for a very simple composition inspired by Whistler’s Mother…except for me the carriage is pointing the wrong way. I’d rather it was right to left. The carriage is sitting on a blank wall. The white wall picks up other reflected colours….but this barn is so dark. I am using a view which is more level and side on than this photo suggests.

 APOLOGIES FOR NOT POSTING YESTERDAY – we are still in the throes of a house move 😱

 

#commission #JaneAusten #ThrowbackThursday #WeeklyBlog @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #watercolour #writing table #OilPaint

Wednesday 1st February!
Wet wet wet!


Where is the sun to help with some good colours and tones? Never mind – table top beckons…

I have three watercolour table tops on the go. Today I wanted to put more, deeper, and some brighter washes with wax resist on to them. It took longer than expected but drying washes takes time. I’m interested in the wax on the surface – also think I need some Gum Arabic in a few washes too. Can’t decide about including or omitting the ink bottle and quill.


Next I worked on the Donkey Cart again. I’ve been doing a measured drawing (sightsize) to work out how it is constructed. It’s a fairly standard (and to me boring ) composition that I have been working on, but working it through; looking at its relationships, mathematical elements, and patterns have given me an idea of where to go with it next. As it has some provenance to connect it directly to Jane Austen (as with the table) I would like to make it part of my final work.
More art materials required too – a significant shopping list of items became necessary today.


A sketch on board – colour far too ….wrong! Can’t think what I mean – but I know it’s wrong.

During the afternoon it dried up enough to begin some of the planned oil pieces (see thumbnail sketches beneath) which I hope to do; looking back into Jane’s working room through the window and including the hearth and kettle. This was a room where the family had breakfast and would make tea. Breakfast was frequently a chore which fell to Jane, and including both the practical and occupational aspect of the room seems appropriate.
I see the weather forecast for Friday is very poor. (wet) – Oil paint (outdoors only in this special and historic setting) will be a challenge.


I use the front and back covers of my Moleskin watercolour sketch books for pencil thumbnails….working out drawings for compositional stuff!!

#Hampshire #panoramic @aspexportsmouth @portsmouthGhall #OilPaint #HMSDaedalus @AberArtSchool

How lucky am I? Being invited to exhibit in a venue with a wall long enough for my 9.5 metre panoramic painting of HMS Daedalus? It hasn’t been exhibited in Hampshire before, or since my first MA exhibition in Aberystwyth School of Art. It is now on view at the Aspex exhibition space at the Guildhall cafe in Portsmouth and can be seen until June 2nd. 

@aspexportsmouth #Daedalus #Portsmouth #Hampshire @VisitHampshire #panoramic


Hanging Saturday 11th! I will be exhibiting my 9 metre long panoramic painting of former naval base HMS Daedalus, at the Guildhall cafe in Portsmouth with Aspex Gallery very soon! I’m excited to see it all hung together for the first time since my MA exhibition in Aberystwyth, and to be sharing it with Hampshire for the first time! Come along and take a look! Starting next week till June! Also lots of my other Hampshire work to see too 😊

#commission #JaneAusten #PleinAir @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #OilPaint


#commission #JaneAusten #PleinAir @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #OilPaint The best day of last week’s outdoor work – then it got COLD! Excited to be able to share this work one day…. I have been looking in, through the window Austen looked out through, as she wrote. Her small writing table clearly in view. How special is that?

#teaching #Hampshire #OilPaint @AshcroftArts #ColourTheory

#teaching #Hampshire #OilPaint @AshcroftArts #ColourTheoryGood work all round in ‘An Introduction to Oil Paint’ at Ashcroft today. We talked colour theory and put it into action on still life! Everyone challenged themselves and made great progress. Well done to all!

#Teaching #FirstOilPainting #colour @AscroftArts #Saturday A few places left!

Two students tried oil paint with me for the first time in Monday and did brilliantly. 

A few places are still available if you fancy trying oils when -I teach for Ashcroft Arts Centre in Fareham this Saturday!! Phone or see their website for more details. tel:01329 20223100

#PleinAir #OilPaint #StCatherine’sHill #Winchester #Hampshire #cold

Looking out from St Catherine’s Hill and the water meadows near Winchester yesterday. 

I think ‘medium cold’ would be my assessment if the weather. More blue needed – I think I can hear Marc Dalessio’s voice in my head! The small detail at the top of this post on my website is the more successful part of the longer picture.  I think. Should have just done the trees perhaps. 

#sunset #frost #PleinAir #OilPaint #Hampshire #AlverValley @JacksonsArtTalk 

Two firsts today – finally got an opportunity to use my new painting box outside, and use the first of my first stretched linen canvases, sealed by my first ever rabbit skin glue mixture!
Another impossibly pretty sunset in this frosty run of weather – had a fun hour trying to catch the colours before the light left. 

#Autumn #Rosehips #Goodbye #AlverValley #Hampshire #OilPaint #PleinAir 

Two pieces from the Autumn heading off to a new home today. As ever it is both good and a little sad to see things leave; these two particularly, as they helped me developing my understanding about how I should pay more attention to things that just happen to catch my eye. 
Although made in the Autumn – the red makes a good profile image for the coming season!

#LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #PleinAir #Hampshire #OilPaint #AlverValley @SkyArts #Hello #StoryVaultFilms @nationaltrust #frost #KeepMakingArt

Look what arrived yesterday! 3 DVD’s of memories. Hope you all got some too A Richard Allen, Gregor Henderson Art, Phillip Edwards, Titus Agbara, Anna Perlin, Howard Weaver, and that you are all busy making more art!
I’ve been trying to speed paint frost, this chilly but pretty morning in the Alver Valley. Amazing how many different colours there are in frosty vegetation! 

#OilPaint #AlverValley #LeeOnSolent #PleinAir #BrightSun #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear @SkyArts


Another stunningly bright day here, with a fabulous blue sky, so I will post this from a similar day earlier this year, and remind you the final of Landscape Artist of the Year is tomorrow at 8pm on @SkyArts. (Or NowTV or TalkTalk) – ps …..I’m a finalist! 😊

#6DaysToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #rosehips #Autumn 

Been fiddling round with more of those rose hips….outside and in. 

In other news …..there are now only six days to go until my wildcard heat at Stowe! 

Here’s a little poem to help you all remember – can’t think where I got the idea from….

“Remember, remember the 15th of November,

When the last Landscape heat is on Sky!” 

– perhaps I’ll stick with the visual arts….

#beetroot #dark #OilPaint @LidlUK #PurpleAndRed #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear

It’s an exciting art Tuesday – remember to set your watches for the next Heat episode of Sky’s Landscape Artist of the Year at 8pm!(also on NowTV and TalkTalk)

I’ve been fiddling about with some beetroot. I originally liked the shapes but got very distracted and interested in painting the bright jewel like stems which contrasted so much with the red elastic band! – bought from my favourite grocery shop….

#PleinAir #OilPaint #LeeOnTheSolent #Hampshire #AlverValley


Trying to get to grips with some oil paint again – as the Autumn draws in it becomes harder for water based mediums to dry outside, so it will be oil based stuff for a few months ahead for me out doors when it’s damp – This is my first which didn’t end up so thick that I can scratch into it!

#ThrowbackThursday #UpdatedWebsite KimWhitby.com #TrainToLondon #sketchbook #drawing #trees   

I’ve been updating my website and I came across this photo – small quick drawings made from the train, developed in oil paint on cereal box cardboard…..a surprisingly nice thing to paint onto. Of course – not a museum quality surface….but unlikely my work will need to last that long….and its free! Note to self – must do more.

@AshcroftArts @HantsCulture #Hampshire #drawing #exhibition

   
   
Hello!

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 😀

#LastDay #Hampshire #PleinAir @HantsCulture @hantsopenstudios @AshcroftArts 😢

  
It’s going to be the closing day of Hampshire Open Studios 2016 tomorrow, on Bank Holiday Monday. 

Here’s a plein air Spring painting of Burseldon Windmill, one of Hampshire Cultural Trust’s properties.

Thank you to all who have travelled to see me, and thanks to Ashcroft Arts Centre and the Hampshire Cultural Trust for hosting me. 

NB Last chance to sign your form for a chance to win £100 to spend on art, as part of Open Studios too. We will close at 3pm. 

Thank you to all again.

#PleinAir #Wales #OilPaint

  
Found a moment to empty my wet painting carrier at last. Here are some things made whilst studying with Marc Dalessio in Wales a couple of weeks ago. The top left two are my favourites – but at the time they were the ones I least enjoyed doing. All good learning experiences on my path towards using oil paint. 

#Wales #ThankYou #Diolch @welshacademy @marcdalessio #painting course 

  
How quickly a week can go. Here I am (left) watching a master at work, Marc Dalessio (that’s his arm) and hoping a few specks of magic will land on me. Big thanks to Magda for the photo and all who were there for their great company last week. Best wishes to all. 

#Hampshire #LeeOnSolent #PleinAir #trafficlights #sunset @PortsFest

   
 
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? 

#Pears #Last9Days #9DiwrnodOlaf #Aberaeron 

   
   
I was going to put these on a table but the box held them in such a good pile and has a great subtle pattern. 

This is fresh – so it’s not available in Lloyd Motors, Aberaeron – where there are only 9 days left to see my work and shop for original artwork gifts. Christmas is coming!

Contact me via my website contact page if you’d like to buy the pears!

(Pears 3 after MW)

#Pears #StillLife #OilPaint @MichaelW450

   
 (Pears 1&2, after Michael Weller)

Today I have been staying indoors with some pears. It was quite dull here so I put them on the window ledge. I can see the attraction of the shapes but like most things I have got hung up on too much detail first time round…

#rain #Aberaeron #Last3Days #PleinAir

  

This is the first time I’ve completely painted an oil painting in the rain! My eye was caught by the yellow leaves and the building. 

Great to meet everyone (and have an excuse to pop into the dry) this morning. There are only three more days of the exhibition (closing Monday eve and closed Sunday)  for those of you still planning to come 🙂

#Aberaeron #Wales #Boats #OilPainting

 One of my favourite paintings that I will be showing in the Arddangosfa Aberaeron, Lloyd Motors. Boats are such great shapes and I love drawing and painting them. Combine this with the bland, yet complex colours of Autumn, and I could paint this scene many times over. 

I will be setting up and hanging today!!!! Come and see it and me….. 23-30th November, in Aberaeron. 

See my website for full details!

#Arddangosfa #Wales #Aberaeron #OilPainting #EnPleinAir

  

I love the grey sky of Autumn – come and see my tree, church and sky picture of Aberaeron soon in Lloyd Motors ‘Showroom’, Aberaeron. 

Exhibition 23-30th November – See my website News and Events page for details or call the showroom for opening times- See you there? 

I will be there Thursday – Monday 30th., and at the Saturday 21st PV! 

#Aberaeron #Wales #Jugs from the dresser in watercolour and oil. 

 

I’ve been busy finishing off for the Aberaeron exhibition recently. These jugs from our Welsh dresser are more successful in watercolour I think. Interesting that as the jugs were hand painted – it translates well into a painting – the marks are already ‘brush shaped’ on the decoration. I think I read/heard somewhere that the houses decoration were often painted by children? 

#Aberaeron #Wales Am I the only person doing the same thing lots of times?

  

Reworking an oil plein air sketch on cardboard, of the beach and harbour wall in Aberaeron, West Wales, on to board. 

  

The view from a similar spot. Isn’t it odd how flat a photo makes everything look? And how lovely and sunny it was – it was actually a very cold morning indeed! I had sketched the wall the day before and had a quick oil paint there the following morning. 

‘Rhiwbeth Mixture’….

 

‘Some sort of mixture’, showing some of the things that I have been plodding on with since  I last posted – sometimes there’s no internet to post as I finish…or I’m in a rush…..or its too dark to photograph… 

I’ve been very grateful recently, to watch and follow both Marc Delassio and Peter Brown. Good to see how they tackle their painting via photographic posts and short videos. Thanks guys!

Thinking about Sargent – reds and basket work. 

  

There were some great paintings with red as a key colour in the Singer Sargent exhibition. I was also very taken with the basket work chair, that Robert Lewis Stephenson was painted sitting in. Sargent had really worked to capture the shine and colour with many layers of paint. I need a more yellow element in mine, I think to make it more like the one I was looking at.