I took some seriously poor photos whilst I was away. I’m not sure why – possibly the incredible brightness confused the exposure. I’ve made some better photos- with the location shot included and with this one a short film too. I painted this view twice this trip and once last year too. Very breezy each time – so much so that last year it broke my easel. #galicia #mountains #pleinair #lake #spain #anotherwindyday
As part of a sort out (I’m trying to recover a few boards and stretchers for re-use/recycling) I have decided on a few more pictures I will offer for sale. This is one from the Summer painted rapidly en plein air in Arundel. 40x40cms Oil on board Unframed £200 (+p&p) DM if interested. Thank you!
Time to get excited! My teaching trip to Ireland is confirmed and flight 🛩booked. Ireland here I come! 🇮🇪 I’m delighted to be heading to another beautiful part of the world. These images are from my personal Scottish adventure last Spring. This Spring I will be heading to The School House for Art, just outside of Dublin to teach two 2 day Ink Workshops. 21/22nd March and 23/24th March (or the courses are complimentary and you can do both) Some will be studio work but we hope to also work outside 🤞for good weather. There are a few places left so don’t wait too long if you were hoping to join us as well. Booking with @schoolhouseforart 🎨
Time is a strange thing…when I made these sketches I was very unhappy with them. Whilst having a tidy up (-yes it does happen occasionally) I rediscovered them. And now I like them a bit more. Perhaps it’s because I’m away from the subject and it reminds me of being there? Or maybe it’s because I’ve been drawing lots recently and these feel more like drawing?…either way. I’m daring to post them! 😬
Here I am breaking radio silence after my social media ‘rest’ with recent sketches in Bath! I’m excited to be working there when possible as I prepare for @bathartfair in just over a month’s time. Aren’t the colours on the London Plane Tree trunks striking? Winter weather is never ideal for watercolour – even during a sunny periods it takes an age to dry….and before the sun came out this day the rain was less than helpful as you can see on the video 😕 – although I do quite like the pattern it leaves behind.
The art fair is Feb 28th 29th and 1st March. If you fancy it DM me for details 😉
Finished the setting up for my Winter weekend Open Studio event yesterday….and made finishing touches to the handmade ‘baubles’ in the video….which turned out to be very popular last year! I’ve lots of random behind the scene things to add to MyStory later….
Exploring Bath with my A3 sketchbook yesterday- enjoyed chatting with the friendly locals (Hi! to all I gave cards to😉)
The first sketch, is one of my all time favourite views in Bath during the Winter; looking through the trees in #thecircusbath
I’ve got new ink work planned as I’ve been lucky to pick up a reserve place @bathartfair in late Feb 😊 (really excited to take part!) and my previous work in Bath is sold. Better get back there with my ink ASAP!
February 28/29/1 March 2020 – Bath Pavilion, North Parade Road, Bath. BA2 4EU -https://www.bathartfair.co.uk
It’s the last day of @contemporaryartfairs #Windsor …..and the first time I’ve had chance to post! The event has been hectic with visitors to meet and share my work with. I’ve some very charming new collectors for which I am very grateful….THANK YOU but that means the wall behind me (see here at the PV on Friday) is now having to have new works added! See you later?? 10-5pm.
I like painting fast but this was getting a bit stressful…..the sea was coming!! These amazing arches are visible only at low tide twice a day. We were there as the day began… #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #AsCatedrais-AguasSantas @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalens @royaltalensuk @brittanyferries #rocks #beach
My paints were ready for an early start in this stunning natural geographical location. Visible only at low tide twice a day. We were there as the day began… #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #AsCatedrais-AguasSantas @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalens @royaltalensuk @brittanyferries
I’ve been having fun painting, wiping,repainting these between visitors and heavy showers 🌧 the last two days…might wipe this too. The colours are better and I love the sprouting shapes but the florets are making me cross!
If you want to see a cross artist please head on over…. long! ☕️🚽Open today and until August 22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
This picture says it all – probably my busiest Hampshire Open Studios days ever for me yesterday. This is my 6th year. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME. I was too busy hosting to paint!
The flowers were a bit dead yesterday, I wonder if I’ll get anywhere near finishing it today before they completely die, or whether I’ll be wiping the board as a failure. 🤞It’s a failure and I have lots more guests today 😊THIS YEAR I have the option to buy a PRINT of my work if the original out of range. They are pre order-able….so ask me more when you come! ☕️🚽August 18-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 🎉☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
Pleased that my cards for Open Studios arrived in a timely manner yesterday!! I have two watercolours, two Oils and two Inks….singly or in various mixed packs, to add to my previous cards. Looking forward to seeing friends for a PV later (🤫- I’ve made 🍰🧁) and also excited to be opening the door to EVERYONE tomorrow from 10am 😍🎨
August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk ☕️🚽🎨🖼#hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #Scotland #isleofskye #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition
All my ink work is in the hall this year for @hampshireopenstudios and I’ve got the banner and arrows all set to put out on Friday evening to help guide visitors in! Looking forward to sharing this year’s output with you all. I’ve only two things out that were done before last Hampshire Open Studios so lots of new things to see!
#fareham #hampshire #ink #openstudios #boats @phdockyard #HMSWarrior @sloanestanleychelsea #chelseafirestation @tebayservices @crownpaintportsmouth Hampshire Open Studios starts Saturday Please come along! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk
So this rolled ink in the video needed finishing off. I managed that today and it will now hang opposite these two other inks – all from my time in Portsmouth @aspexportsmouth earlier this year – during Hampshire Open Studios.
Hampshire Open Studios BEGINS next Saturday August 17th – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome #stilllife #asparagus #prawns @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth
It’s been a busy year! Almost as busy as this bee on my hollyhocks ! I put these pictures in my window today. Hanging is hung …..today! (video PV’s soon!)
One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ in Aspexgallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in my Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @Aspexgallery #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth
Feeling a little intrigued by some of my post sanded boards. I’m finding a few of them visually interesting whilst at the same time an alarm in my head has gone off …very loudly… lest I should turn into one of those faux ‘Turneresque’ type painters who sand things down and splatter paint to “get a nice effect” ❌❗️🔊 Anyway….have repainted the first coat of gesso on the other 50 boards after a sanding epic last evening!
A necessary sort out….for Hampshire Open Studios….for space….for peace of mind….and for boards to recycle to take to Northern Spain in 3 weeks time! I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios first though in two weeks 😬Please come along! August 17-22nd. ☕️🍪10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #imhavingaclearout #hampshire #painting #watercolour #ink #drawing
Soon it will be #hampshireopenstudios2019 and I am starting to focus on selecting things I have produced during this year. At the time of painting I put this one away (actually two boards 40x40cms) but now I look back at it, the brightness and structural trees, take me right back to that spot in the #newforest So maybe this one will make the cut? 🤔@hampshireopenstudios #trees #pleinair @britpleinair
Inspired by @leecraigmile to think about where I’d like to go back to on #TBT #throwbackthursday – Yes Skye is up there, but looming large in my diary is a return trip to #NorthernSpain #asturias #cantabria #Galicia ….it’s very like #scotland in many ways. Dramatic beaches. Quite. Mountains. Forest. Great seafood….but you have to swop the #whisky for #Albariño wine….so practically twin locations….oh and there are great things to paint. Head back through my Instagram posts to Sept 2018 to see 😉
Another from the sketches. I forgot to add this one yesterday. Scroll back to see how in a few short minutes I managed to completely ruin my earlier sketch! It’s a special skill of mine at the moment. #preferredthesketch ☹️ #pleinair #oilpainting #Arundel #Arundelcastle #rembrandtoilpaint @royalartsprize @royaltalens
#Repost @jeffinthecorps with @get_repost BEAUTIFUL ARUNDEL CASTLE AT SUNSET AFTER A RATHER HOT WALK with my watercolours….if you sew MyStory yesterday.
Early start to get out for a wonderful walk to Amberley and back, up one bank and return along the other from and to #arundel on the #warmestdayoftheyear we’ve now enjoyed our #ribeyesteak and #wine so of course it is time for @kimwhitbyart to do some more #pleinair #nofilter #westsussex #arundelcastle
PS …Oil Sketches 20 mins or so….sunsets happen quickly!!
THANK YOU KINGSROADCHELSEA ❤️- looking forward to seeing you all Saturday #Repost @kingsroadchelsea with @get_repost
This weekend it’s @pintar_rapido again. If you would like to spend the day painting this #Saturday and exhibit at #ChelseaTownHall this #Sunday there’s still time to sign up. Beginners welcome. 🙏 to @sloanestanleychelsea and other sponsors for the prizes. If you are near Chelsea Fire Station say hello to artist @kimwhitbyart who will be painting there. #kingsroad #chelsea #neighbourhood #ink #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart
So a rather soggy tour around the Graffham area on Saturday. Took my watercolours and found this amazing old Chestnut tree but too wet to continue painting…we walked though and clocked up another 14 miles. Love the way the stormy colours in my palette echo the sky! Check out my substitute water pot!! Dog waste bag folded over a gum Arabic bottle. 😉 #observationalart #watercolor #watercolour #Chestnut #tree @royaltalensuk #rembrandtwatercolour #WestSussex #rain #paintingintherain @britpleinair #pleinair
Ever fancied trying #Watercolour ? I’m delighted to have been asked by @theartacademylondon to trial a taster day with Watercolour for them on July 27th. The Art Academy is close to Borough Market and this fun introductory day lasts from 10.30-4.30. If you like it I also run a 10 week course for them in the Spring. *Contact the academy to book! https://artacademy.org.uk/ Fancy popping along? @rogerbeckett ?
I can hardly believe that @pintar_rapido is almost here! There’s still time to join us though for a fun day of #pleinair art in London. I’ve met so many nice people on my days there! Hope you guys give it a try! Here’s my piece from 2016 in progress 🤞for another hot day! Painting (drawing/collage/pastel/ink/watercolour/oil….guideline online) day Saturday 22nd and Judging day and exhibition 23rd June in the Old Town Hall on the #KingsRoad in #Chelsea
Having a sort out and remembering my fabulous trip to Skye and Glenbrittle earlier in the year. #oilpainting #observationalart #isleofskye #Glenbrittle @glenbrittlecampsite #vikingsettlement #fairypools #fairypoolsisleofskye @britpleinair #pleinair
My oil sketch from yesterday in Mudeford with @britpleinair. Still a bit shiny wet to photograph! I loved the colours in the sun…not my usual thing! also a few impressive Georgian Villas on the coast …couldn’t miss them out. Had a mixed sketchy sort of day…watercolour and ink too….with a seagull dropping a mixed media offering on my work too!
No 1 and video – A quick sketch while the van gets its MOT in Port Solent Marina! And another speedy one from the Isle of Wight on Saturday before attending a D Day 75th memorial event linked to Shanklin. No 2. This is the beach and cliff at Shanklin. Met some amazing 90+ aged veterans too!
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 small sunset from last evening in Sligachan- that’s me on the hill in the last shot! Still lots to show you…I need to 📷 #isleofskye #scotland #pleinair #pleinairpainting #allaprima #mountain #sunset #vanlfe
One from yesterday ….AFTER the snow adventure- looking towards Staffin. I don’t usually use Gum Arabic much but felt I needed some on theses Scottish landscapes – so I could work more quickly in the cold and wind and drop more colour into wet areas. Luckily and happily I was able get hold of some at Portree in the Aros Community Centre Shop 😊 #isleofskye #Staffin #landscape #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton #scotland #sketch #sketchbook #Portree
A couple of hours…a couple of miles…a couple of dogs,bridges,climbers…time for sketches and time for bed! Drove the final leg up to the Isle of Skye yesterday to teach Sligachan. 370° views. #isleofskye #mountains #sketch #draw #pleinair @britpleinair #silgachan
Two good (by which I mean things I found especially interesting ) sketches first thing….then back to Aspex…..#watercolour #watercolor #ink #sketch @moleskine #portsmouth #Hampshire @seawhiteofbrighton @seawhiteshowroom
Some sketching to kick the day off to my second day at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth as artist in residence. Really enjoying the space in more ways than one! Thank you Aspex! @aspexportsmouth @winsorandnewton @moleskine @seawhiteofbrighton #camberdocks @gunwharfquays @gunwharfquaysmarina #artistresidency
#Repost @pintar_rapido with @get_repost THANK YOU PINTAR RAPIDO! Delighted to have been asked to be part of the judging panel this year! See you all in June….I’ll be painting too(non competitive of course) on the Saturday….couldn’t miss out on the fun…Get your Artist’s Pass to take part. You’ve got to be in it to win it. I won on my first attempt 😉 Repost….
Back in the UK! Hard to think less than 24hrs ago I was in the warm in Rome trying to do a watercolour in the dark. Great trip back via Rome’s very smart airport! #dark #nocturne #forum #archeology #archeologicalsite #observationalart #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton #pleinair @britpleinair
Sat in the #imperialforum #rome for a drawing….you can see the bench I sat on from above….the Imperial Forum was specially open today and free! Lovely to get down from the road level to see all the extra things and then pass under the road via ancient cellars and rooms and pop out at The Forum! #forum
So many things to draw….so little time! More posts to follow! see MyStory too on Instagram 😉 #pleinair @britpleinair #pencil #drawing #sketching #observationalart #rome #theforum #archeology #archeologicalsite #romanhistory #trees
Second and then first of my time out in the sun yesterday. I’d like to do this again and bigger so there would be more tree, more field stripes and more scaffolding! #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart #trees #Spring #scaffolding @clipscaffoldingsouthern #Hampshire #Fareham #Boarhunt – that’s a place!
#coffeebreak sketch….happier with this 5 minute effort than yesterday’s longer things….it’s funny like that sometimes. The chalk looked quite golden in the Spring sun today. #springiscoming #coffeeshop #cafe @seawhiteofbrighton #Portsmouth @trafalgarwharfgroup @thebeachhutcafe
PHEW! Christmas Newsletter has launched! IF YOU’D LIKE A NEWSLETTER and didn’t get one DM me! It contains the details of my first lot of 2019 teaching “I’ve really enjoyed my watercolour this year…from speeding through the dramatic Spanish scenery to visit Portugal ….to dramatic Hampshire Autumn colours…..to countryside commission surprises…
Why not brush up your watercolour, or your drawing or painting… by joining me in a workshop or two?
I’ll be teaching at the studio, in Lymington and after Easter I’ll be back in London at The Art Academy….so plenty of choice…see my website for full information on the Teaching pages! http://www.kimwhitby.com #watercolour #ink #sketchbook #painting #pleinair @briteinair #artworkshops #Hampshire #Spain @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @skyartsartistoftheyear @hantsculture @davidwatson.uk @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill
Only time for a quick watercolour play in my sketchbook today in #Bath ….in one of my favourite spots #thecircus A lovey grey day with a stripe of gold in the sky. @moleskine #watercolor #sketch #sketchbook #Somerset #londonplanetree #georgianarchitecture
TEACHING AND NEWSLETTER …Finished reworking this autumnal trip to Stansted Park. Quite a weather contrast to today! This watercolour is 28x75cms and available to own! But remember with original artwork…there’s only one! I’ve had a fabulous response to my last post about joining my mailing list for teaching and other updates. I will be putting more teaching on my last News Letter of the year. If you’d also like to receive (an erratic and infrequent) News Letter and are not yet registered, please message me with your email and I will add you personally ….you can do this via any contact page on my website. I use Mailchimp for the Newsletter conforming to GDPR regs. http://www.kimwhitby.com and THANK YOU! #watercolour #sketchbook @moleskine @stanstedpark #pleinair @st_cuthberts_mill @britpleinair #trees #autumn #watercolor #artistsoninstagram
THANK YOU and TEACHING – A belated thank you for all who came to my Winter Open Studio…with a colourful #WIP to cheer us all up on a very dull day here in Hampshire! – a reworking of an autumnal trip to Stanstead Park. I had SO MANY requests for TEACHING over the open weekend – so I will be putting more teaching on my last News Letter of the year. Cross your fingers we can find mutually acceptable timings 🤞If you’d like to receive a News Letter and are not registered please message me with your email and I will add you personally ….you can do this via any contact page on my website. http://www.kimwhitby.com and THANK YOU again for popping over! #watercolour #sketchbook @moleskine @britpleinair #pleinair #workinprogress
Today’s #WIP #workinprogress – Less glum? Open Studio final day Sunday 2nd December …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☕️! ….Thank you to today’s visitors! #HampshireOpenStudio #Hampshire #OpenStudio #pleinair @britpleinair
What a busy old day! Setting up for #WIP Work In Progress Winter Open Studio (starting tomorrow* See below) AND a trip up to Winchester to see my David Watson SILK ! square from my Hampshire Cultural Trust and Jane Austen House Museum commission in REAL LIFE! in Winchester Discovery Centre. A really delicate, fine item…and not sure if I saw a hand rolled hem?! Beautiful thing! Thank you all involved ! https://www.davidwatson.uk/kim-whitby *And this weekend 10-5pm to a very informal ‘Works In Progress’ 🎨….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? @davidwatson.uk @hantsculture @janeaustenshousemuseum #watercolour #Chawton #janeausten #Hampshire sketchbook #pleinair @Brit pleinair
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
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
Reworking and enlarging this from September in Spain. Thinking about brightening the paint and working more gesturally …..“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.”
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!
A trip to see the clever cheerful work of @hollyfrean “Holly’s Ark” in Zimmer Stuart Gallery in Arundel on a chilly day! 😍A mooch round the many interesting shops…..and a quick watercolour sketch or two by the castle where a striking avenue of autumn trees and colour, reflected in the moat….with some ducks.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Trying to trust my instincts …not over think…remembering the fun I had painting as we drive through Spain… #speedy #rapid #loose #watercolour #pleinair @britpleinair #Hampshire #Autumn #trees @moleskine #sketchbook @stanstedpark @winsorandnewton
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
I have been working up a sketch drawn whilst on the move in Spain. It was a foggy day and then suddenly the sun shone through the tall trees and appeared red on the fog. It’s too long for a full shot on here….see My Instagram Story for more detail. The helpers found this quite tiring today too…see last pic! #trees #eucalyptus #spain #galicia #galifornia #fog #sun #jackrussell #watercolour #watercolor #sketching @moleskine
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
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
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.
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 😉
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
“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.
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
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. 😊
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!
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
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 🌙!
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 🌙!