#watercolour #sketching at #TowerOfLondon this evening after teaching @TheArtAcademy #London #LondonPlaneTree

#watercolour #sketching at #TowerOfLondon this evening after teaching @TheArtAcademy #ArtAcademyTutor #London #LondonPlaneTree Many thanks R for making it happen 👍 and for the ☕️

#dog #drawing #sketches #ink and #pencil of my #jackrussel studio assistants

#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.

#watercolour #sketching #speedsketching #pink #peony #flowers #blooms #Tesco

#watercolour #sketching #speedsketching #pink #peony #flowers #blooms #Tesco I’m not really a pink person but these are so vibrant. They are only singles…still waiting for the double flowers with the fab middles to be in the shops.

#Friday @ #sindlesfarm in the fabulous #sun #sketches #60seconds and #90seconds #watercolour and #sketchbook in my #SeawhiteOfBrighton and #Moleskine

Friday @ #sindlesfarm in the fabulous #sun making speedy evening #sketches #60seconds and #90seconds #watercolour and #sketchbook in my #SeawhiteOfBrighton and #Moleskine books and a #morning #ShepherdsHut view. My #Thursday students @TheArtAcademy were speedily sketching for 15 and 4 minutes this week, so thought I’d join them for 60 and 90 seconds in #watercolour !

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms I bought some marked down peonies in #Tesco again this year….it must be #Summer. These are pale and #scented but I’m looking forward to the lipstick pink ones hitting the shops as they have fabulous centres; I painted them last year.

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #watercolour #sketching #yesterday @SeawhiteOfBrighton

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #skiinglesson #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #sketching #yesterday @SeawhiteOfBrighton @Seawhiteshowroom @Moleskine_world Again warm enough to not #freeze but slow to dry!

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #watercolour #sketching #morning. @SeawhiteOfBrighton @Seawhiteshowroom

#skiing in #Tignes #tignesaddict @tignes_ski #ski-lift #skiers #skiing #ES9092 Extreme #watercolour #sketching this #morning. @SeawhiteOfBrighton @Seawhiteshowroom Again warm enough to not the #watercolour #freeze but slow to dry! #Tignes2100 #LangleyHotelTignes2100

#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 🤞

It has not stopped #snowing #heavily #Tignes @tignes_ski #ES9092 @SeawhiteOfBrighon #drawing #France

It has not stopped #snowing #heavily #snow since arriving #Tignes @tignes_ski #ES9092 Very extreme even for #drawing in #pencil but I managed some #sketching #yesterday afternoon in my @SeawhiteofBrighton @SeawhiteShowroom sketchbooks #watercolour.

#ink #watercolour #journal #sketchbook @SeawhiteLtd

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 ❤️

#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

First proofs of my #GreetingsCards as I prepare for my #OpenStudio #gift #LimitedEdition #LimitedEditionPrint #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear#printing #lino #tone #pattern

First proofs of my #GreetingsCards as I prepare for my #OpenStudio #gift #LimitedEdition #LimitedEditionPrint #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear #printing #lino #tone #pattern

Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome! kimwhitby.com

Out #sketching #drawing #ink #Fareham # Hampshire #markmaking #tone #pattern

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!

#HappyBirthday #Snowdonia #mountain #GlyderFawr #cantilever #rocks #Eryri #YrWyddfa #Wales #BritPleinAir other #watercolour #gifts #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire

#HappyBirthday to the recipient of this #Snowdonia #mountain #GlyderFawr #cantilever #rocks #Eryri #YrWyddfa #Wales #BritPleinAir other #watercolour #gifts at my #OpenStudio #Fareham #Hampshire 25th and 26th November 10-5pm see kimwhitby.com for details.

#VeryWindy #UpperQuay #CricketPitch looking into the #sun #drawing #ink #Fareham #Hampshire #sketching #trees #PleinAir #FarehamCreek I’ve been itching to paint these trees!

#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!

@AveburyNT @VisitAvebury

Bought my milk for breakfast yesterday at @aveburycommunityshop then had a great day @Avebury_nt #Avebury #drawing #ink #watercolour #Wiltshire #sketching #stones #stonecircles #AveburyRing #Autumn …more to follow once I’ve rephotographed 😉

Today in #Fareham #Autumn @rnrmcharity #pleinair #britpleinair #watercolour #sketchbook @royalmarines @royalnavy #fundraising #weightlifting 

Today in #Fareham #Autumn @rnrmcharity #pleinair #britpleinair #watercolour #sketchbook @royalmarines @royalnavy #fundraising #weightlifting I am willing to donate this to the cause if someone contacts the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and gives them a decent donation and they let me know ???

#ink #drawing #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales @moleskine #SaundersWaterford @StCuthbertsMill


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 😍

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!

#Athens #Greece #pleinair work of the #Acropolis #Parthenon #TempleOfZeus #watercolour #sketchbook #AncientAgoraOfAthens

Some recent quick #Athens #Greece #pleinair work of the #Acropolis #Parthenon #TempleOfZeus #watercolour #sketchbook #AncientAgoraOfAthens made during our lovely holiday to an amazing place. It was really challenging to work in such hot dry conditions in watercolour and difficult to do justice to the fabulous setting and its history. The colours from the sun were really complex to represent especially on the marble rock formations, and the vegetation too took a while to colour match. Anyone who would like to see these in real life – why not pop along to #hampshireopenstudios over #bankholidayweekend in #fareham 😉

#watercolour #sketching #Fareham #swans #shapes #shadows #graveyard #pleinair #StPeterAndStPaulsChurch#rusty #slowprogress 

Some recent #watercolour #sketching #Fareham #swans #shapes #shadows #graveyard #pleinair #StPeterAndStPaulsChurch #rusty #slowprogress 

#ink #sketching #pleinair #britpleinair #Fareham #Porchester @camsmillfareham @hantsopenstudio

#ink #sketching #pleinair #britpleinair #Fareham #Porchester @camsmillfareham @hantsopenstudio Some sketches from the last couple of days #windy #icanttellyouhowlongittooktoloadthisonmyslowwifi 

#teaching #Hampshire #WatercolourAndInk #ink #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair #drawing 

#teaching #Hampshire #WatercolourAndInk #ink #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair #drawing 

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).

Trying some #cards for @hantsopenstudios over #AugustBankHoliday @Vistaprint #Vistaprint #watercolour #sketchbook



Trying some #cards for @hantsopenstudios over #AugustBankHoliday from @Vistaprint #Vistaprint Using my #watercolour #sketchbook as subjects. Really happy with the results. 

#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

A #watercolour #sketching trip to #Wallington to the #WallingtonVillageFete this afternoon #Fareham #Hampshire. It was the perfect #SummersDay and a traditional #British #fete

A #watercolour #sketching trip to #Wallington to the #WallingtonVillageFete this afternoon #Fareham #Hampshire. It was the perfect #SummersDay and a traditional #British #fete with all the trimmings…..donkeys, Punch and Judy, stalls, games, marching band, ice cream, dog show, duck racing, food, flags…..you get the idea ☀️🍺🐶🐴🐓🦃🌸💐🍔🍦🏆🎪🎼🚂🎡🖼⛱🎯🥁👯‍♂️👯‍♂️👯‍♂️

I’ve now got a bit of a Blogging backlog….things to post and not time to do it…☹️

@hantsopenstudios  #Hampshire #OpenStudios #August #Chawton @HantsCulture  @JaneAustenHouse #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear 

 #Hampshire #OpenStudios #August I collected my brochures today for @hampshire_open_studios I am really pleased to be taking part in this event for my third year…although my openings will be limited to the Bank Holiday weekend…I am really looking forward to meeting you and showing you all my stuff! Things from #Chawton @JaneAustenHouse earlier this year and #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear 2016- last year our Summer was really hectic with lots of secret filming #LAOTY at the same time as HOS!! So I am taking things at a slower pace this year….and even having a little holiday with my husband too! 🏛☀️See you in August 😉

#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. 

#watercolour @CASSART #ThankYou #cassart #flattered #NationalTrust @MottisfontNT #mottisfontabbey #gardens @nationaltrust #LondonPlaneTree#PleinAir #britpleinair


I’ve ONLY JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS!! Many thanks for selecting me Cass Art! Apologies I’ve not responded sooner – but no one had let me know – but having said that – rather like a late Christmas present 😊

Our favourite upcoming watercolour artist #watercolour @CASSART #ThsnkYou #cassart #flattered #NationalTrust @MottisfontNT #mottisfontabbey #gardens @nationaltrust #LondonPlaneTree

Our favourite upcoming watercolour artists | Cass Art

https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/our_favourite_upcoming_watercolour_artists.htm

#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!

#watercolour #sketching #peony #flowers #blooms #tesco 

 So I bought some marked down peonies in #Tesco – they were a very bright lipstick pink. Thought they might go brown and die. Amazingly they have lasted ages and opened out into the handspan stunning blooms, slowly fading from pink to cream. They have fabulous middles. I am sketching first – might go into oil next…

#commission #JaneAusten #PleinAir @JaneAustenHouse #Hampshire @HantsCulture #Watercolour #WeeklyBlog #sketchbook

The Bake House and Kitchen, Wednesday 25th January. 
The kitchen is interesting – to me especially as I like to cook – but I worry it is rather twee! Haven’t quite got inside its visual interest yet – but the bake house ….used by the whole village ….has a fabulous ‘copper’ where water would also have been heated for laundry etc – great colour – great shape – great patterns inside. Are they like rivets ? Must find out! And I will need much larger paper – the copper is 24″ across –


Having thought I’d work small in this smaller old house, both with the table and this copper, I feel it needs to be represented real size….shopping required! Water colour paper shopping!

#PenYFan #BreconBeacons #BoxingDay #RomanRoad #PleinAir #Ink #watercolour #sketchbook


It was a blustery cold day here yesterday near Pen y Fan but fantastic to be up in the hills in my boots after such a long time and also have the chance to stop and draw on the way down. 

Belated seasonal greetings to you all x

@mallgalleries #sketchbook #watercolour @RMA1664 #RoyalMarines #DampDay #RoyalInstituteOfOilPainters 


Well this is where my two worlds collide! Sketching the only Royal Marine memorial in London, which sits directly outside the Mall Galleries….which was my next stop yesterday as I went to see the fabulous RIO exhibition which is currently showing!

Really enjoyed seeing work by Adam Ralston, Maria Rose, Helen Davison, Tom Stevenson, Andrew Farmer, Michael Weller, Haidee-Jo Summers (bought charity cards😉) and Tim Benson…. (wanted to touch the texture of his paint but behaved myself!)

Really excited to be getting to know the work of Julia Hawkins (thinking she might be a reincarnation of several magnificent French impressionists all rolled into one), John Walsom (tug👍🏼), Amanda Coleman (Iced Bun 👌), Helen Lloyd-Elliot, John Dobbs, Sarah Spence (how did she paint those scones without eating them?), Kate Giles, Rosie Copeland, Roger Ferrin, Rosalie Watkins, Aiden Hornby….. So much great stuff and artists to search out on social media platforms and keep me inspired in 2017! 


Ps slight technical hitch – pavement too wet to sit down and arm not long enough to take full photo. Many thanks to Mall Galleries front desk team for looking after my sketchbook while it dried! 

#1DayToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #watercolour #sketchbook #commission

Please share this reminder with anyone you think will be interested, as it’s almost time for me to hide behind the sofa – my wildcard heat of Landscape Artist of the Year is on Tuesday at 8pm!

Here’s a photo of two lovely current commissions in production; reproductions of two double sketchbook pages from my time in the Naval Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth in 2014. 

It is quite a strange exercise reproducing your own work. Already in that time my process has changed considerably. There are ways of using watercolour which I know lots more about and I might have approached the whole subject differently but at the same time my commissioners have chosen views that they have a special attachment to, so I need to keep as close to my original work as possible. Really hope they like them!

#4DaysToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #ink #Summer #sketchbook @welshacademy @nationaltrust

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. 

#LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #excited #nervous #SaveTheDate @SkyArts #StoryVaultFilms @nationaltrust

Save the date guys, to see me take part at the Stowe wildcard heat….and all the other brave competitors -Tuesday 15th November at 8pm on Sky Arts – but I will be watching via Now TV!! 

….and all the other heats too of course on Tuesdays at 8pm 🙂

Here’s an Autumn seasonal photo of some outdoor sketches from last year – I’m sure you don’t need a caption to know what the subject is!

#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.

#drawing #pencil #FastAndSlow #sketchbook #PleinAir

I’ve been really enjoying some drawing out and about lately with a very soft pencil. Sometimes it has to be very quick and at other times you get a bit longer. eg when your models are trapped on the plane!

Included are…..St Katherine’s Dock at night, Waterloo Station entrance at rush hour, view from a window at Premier Inn, rear view on the plane and preparatory sketches for larger pieces.

#LondonPlaneTree #sketchbook #Hampshire @AshcroftArts @hantsopenstudios @HantsCulture #LastDay

   
   
A few more of this weeks sketches of the magnificent London Plane tree here at Ashcroft Arts Centre…….all except one which I found in a sketchbook from earlier in the year. Can you see which it is?

#LondonPlaneTree #watercolour #sketchbook #Hampshire @AshcroftArts @hantsopenstudios

   
 

A fantastically bright day for watercolour painting. Great light for shadows and colour. 

Remember there is a warm welcome, for you to bring along your sketchbook and work here too, as well as visiting the Open Studios event 🎨😃

@FestivalLee #BunPenny #LeeOnSolent #Hampshire #ink #sketchbook

  
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 !

@FestivalLee #FreeWorkshop #Hampshire #LeeOnSolent #PleinAir #sketchbook

   
 
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 😍

#Scotland #drawing #ink #friends #sketchbook #BackFromTheFramer

  
Some happy Scottish memories back from the framer!

Back from the framer last evening – (well done again Steve) – are these two ink drawings from my sketchbook mounted together; I rather like the double approach which I’ve not done before. They are a gift to some longstanding friends to mark several significant dates in their lives this year, and to thank them for a great time in Scotland last month. ❤️ 

@WatercolourComp #watercolour #sketchbook @ParkedHarris 

IMG_1187Here are the last opportunities to see the Sunday Times Watercolour competition exhibition in Guilford…(delighted to have been a finalist, first year after my MA) It closes on January 2nd. 2016! 

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=814135058696897

#Aberaeron #drawing #drizzle

 

A calm but damp day here in Aberaeron. I’m lucky to be able to be around for the remainder of my Aberaeron exhibition and have enjoyed meeting some visitors already today. I am doing some drawing and painting near by too, so if you visit and would like a chat, drop me a text or call. My business cards have all the details in the exhibition space . I won’t be far. Hope to meet some more visitors soon 🙂

#Arddangosfa #Watercolour #Wales #Aberaeron #SundayTimesWatercolourCompetition 

  

Here is my shortlisted – (but not finalist) Sunday Times Watercolour piece; ‘Stones on a slate windowsill’. It will be in my Aberaeron exhibition 23-30th November. It shows stones collected from the beach in Aberaeron, by my husband as a child, in Aberaeron, on the windowsill of my Inlaws house.

My finalist piece, ‘Queue for HMS Victory’,  is currently on tour in Guilford as part of the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2015. 

#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 #drawing I’m working on these two big drawings today. 

 

Little A6 sketchbook and iPad to give you an idea of scale, and carpet background – they are too large for working on anywhere but the floor! 

I’m looking forward to my Aberaeron exhibition (dates very soon) and hope to have lots of new Aberaeron pieces to show you all then. 

 Mottisfont Abbey @MottisfontNT @DavidBreuer

 

Lovely Motisfont Abbey NT today. The light was very good but I felt it was a struggle to get the shadows to recede and the brights to shine. I arrived just following the installation of a large sculpture of a figure with its head buried in in the earth! I wonder who made it? Must do some internet bashing to find out. Anyway it proved very popular with visitors as a venue for a quick photo. 

#Aberaeron #Wales 

     

 

The frustrations of the interrupted ..mum? wife? holidaymaker?….. Or is it artist?

Lovely West Wales. 

Well there’s nothing that’s finished here but if you were wondering what I’ve been up to – I fit my art round family life, so sometimes I have the opportunity to be  more productive than at other times. Looking forward to some studio painting time at Open Studios in a few weeks time!

Another exciting day for me. I’ve made my way to second round judging……..

      

I have entered some sketchbook pages into a national competition and have made it to the final round of judging prior to exhibition! Now the judges need to see my work framed; so there was a heart in the mouth moment or two,  while I carefully cut out the watercolours that were needed! 

I especially entered sketchbook watercolours, as this demonstrates the way that watercolour is central to my working process; I make direct  recordings with them. If I develop any oil paintings, I find that they are a more accurate tonal colour reference, than anything else.