Newsletter and Teaching Dates 2019!

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

Stansted Park and Newsletter

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 News!

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

Gift Painting in Oil Workshop Day at St Barbe Art Gallery and Museum in Lymington.

*SPACES!!* Do you have a really challenging person to buy for at Christmas? Are you a bit artistic (-or a lot!) and fancy making a unique gift for them instead?

GIFT MAKING OIL PAINTING WORKSHOP DAY @StBarbe Gallery and Museum Lymington Monday 3rd December.

Bring along an item that you associate with your recipient (perfume bottle/soft toy/ornament/bottle of favourite tipple/usual mug/key ring/sports item etc ….you know them best …put your thinking cap on!) and we will make an observational oil painting of the item as a gift they can keep forever. Obviously it could also be used as a birthday or other gift. No experience of oil paint required. The full days workshop will include some tuition and individual support AND all materials. PLEASE BOOK via St Barbe Art Gallery and Museum on 01590676969 😉🎨 NB real items please…not a photograph 👍

#ThrowbackThursday #ALevelArtandDesign

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

#SketchesAndSips

Please remember to PREBOOK your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish for next Friday 26th October !! and last Fridays of the month.

Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. EMAIL kiminthecloud@me.com TO BOOK or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.

#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios

#SketchesAndSips Friday!!!

Please remember to prebook your place. #SketchesAndSips 7-9pm-ish this Friday!! and last Fridays of the month.

Just for fun – teaching and advice on an individual basis IF WANTED – or come along and draw with other artists. Bring your own sketchbook. Email kiminthecloud@me.com to book or ask questions. Central Fareham. Bus stop X4 and 3 right outside the door or walk to Fareham station. £15 per session.

#sketchbook #sketching #drawing #art #artist #Fareham #Hampshire #landscapeartistoftheyear #hampshireopenstudios

Different day…

A very different day here…no visitors…no excuse to eat cake!….as I have been updating my website following on from Hampshire Open Studios. However I realised too that I’ve never blogged this …and it’s much less fattening!

I have fresh work available and news about my teaching which is booking fast so DON’T DELAY! kimwhitby.com @st_barbe.org.uk

I’m looking forward to a campervan adventure starting Friday and then new teaching, with #SketchesAndSips starting last Fridays of the month! 7-9pm See my teaching page for details kimwhitby.com

#teaching #watercolour #ink #teaching #sketchbook #flowers #Hampshire #artclasses #artcourse #welshcakes #artteacher #hampshireopenstudios

Goodbye and Thank you Hampshire Open Studios 2018….see you in St Barbe?

And so it’s time to turn off the lovely “Georgian- ish blue glass” daylight bulbs, take down the ribbons and call time on #hampshireopenstudios 2018!

An exhausting week for me as I had so many truly interesting – and well informed – visitors to keep me on my toes. A real pleasure to talk with you all and welcome you into my space. Thank you for taking the time to to come and see my work. 🙏

I look forward to renewing my acquaintance with you all in November!

In the few quiet moments during the event I have had a chance to explore sharing my work (with those who couldn’t make it in person) in a virtual way; online and in #timelapse . The time lapses have proved popular – so here is a short clip from a real time video. Which do you prefer?

BOOKING NOW – at St Barbe Gallery and Museum in Lymington (New Forest) for my 5 week Watercolour and Ink course which starts in mid Sept. DON’T MISS OUT! Kim Whitby BEd Hons MA

https://stbarbe-museum.org.uk

Also give me 2 or 3 days and my teaching at home will be online – I am especially looking forward to #SketchesAndSips last Fridays of the month!

#teaching #watercolour #ink #teaching #sketchbook #flowers #Hampshire #artclasses #artcourse #artteacher

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

#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

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

Teaching at ArtSway November 13th. #Painting #OilPaint #teaching #New Forest #Hampshire #Artsway #Sway

Good morning all!
Some of you have joined me for my introduction to painting using oil paint, either privately, in Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth or in Aschcroft Arts Centre in Fareham.
I have been asked to offer this Workshop, and a general taster session in ArtSway (Sway, New Forest) for Inspire And Create, on November 13th.
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great beginnings in oil
If you would like to join us, or know someone else who would like to try oil painting, please share or look at the links to Inspire And Create’s website below….Inspire and Create offer predominantly craft workshops but they have been asked to offer more art teaching and this is where maybe I come in…..
You may book through them online of telephone them directly.
07740409446
Art Sway,
Station Road,
Sway,
Hampshire
SO41 6BA
Here are a few photos of participants achievements in previous Introductions to Oil Painting courses with me, to inspire you too!!
Didn’t they do well!!
Best wishes and many thanks,
Kim

#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!

#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).

#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

#camping #watercolour #artlessons #painting #hmsdaedalus @aspexportsmouth #oil #Portsmouth 


#camping #watercolour #artlessons #painting #hmsdaedalus @aspexportsmouth Looking forward to teaching an introduction to painting in #oil #Portsmouth on Sunday 4th 12-3pm. Found this link on @VisualArtsSW Thanks guys Hope it links!!kim-whitby-hms-daedalus.php

#watercolour #ink #Hampshire #Fareham #ArtLessons #ArtCourse @sobshowroom

All set for the start of Watercolour and Ink this evening. Spaces available if you’d like to join us this evening in Fareham? Message me ASAP or look at Hampshire and then Teaching on my website kimwhitby.com

I popped over to the Seawhite Outlet Showroom last week to pick up a few supplies and say hello to the efficient staff there! Looking forward to trying a few of these products out tonight. 😀

@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 😊

#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

#London #Teaching #ink #watercolour @ArtAcademy 

Yesterday I taught my first Watercolour and Ink session in London at The Art Academy. What a fun bunch you were! The day flew. We explored tone and building areas of washes with still life subject matter. And had a small introduction to the work of Richard Diebenkorn. 
Here’s another look at the photo of suggested brushes you will need. 

If you can’t get to London I will be teaching Art Basics again in Hampshire on Monday! In both groups next week we will be exploring colour. 

#5DaysToGo #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear #wildcard #WatercolourAndInk #brushes #LondonTeaching #January

In January I will be teaching watercolour and ink, in London (more details to follow – email me through my contact page for early info) and here are a sample selection of brushes that participants will need. It’s far easier to post a photo than describe! Spend what you feel comfortable with; no need to break the bank. You will only need two sizes of house painting brushes – we will only work very large once. Take careful note of the bristle shapes; some square, some pointed.

 Beware of washing watercolour brushes in detergent, as it can seriously affect the way watercolour paper responds to washes – better to flush out with lots of water. That’s why my brushes look grubby. 

A dipping pen is a good investment or a very hard 4H+ pencil. I also have a very cheap set of 3 Chinese brushes that are very useful too. Of course you can have other brushes as well. 

Next week I shall adding a post about colour mixing. 

@portsmouthnews #LeeOnSolent @FestivalLee #seagull #LeeInfants 

  
The Portsmouth News ran this great photo of our ‘naughty seagull’ from the Lee on Solent Infant  School’s group artwork for Lee Festival of the Arts. Thank you Portsmouth News!

Two small framed artworks by the children are still available to make silent bids for, in Prospect’s new office until Friday. Take along an envelope with your ‘sealed bid’and you could keep a small momento of the festival for your home or office, whilst helping to raise money to develop the Infant School’s outdoor space! 

@FestivalLee #infants #KS1 #Hampshire #LeeOnSolent

   
 
Well here it is. Lee on the Solent Infant School’s contribution to the Arts Festival, kicking off on Friday 1st July. It is a group effort with descriptive mark making and wax resist. Hand coloured papers are also used for collaged areas and some 3D details. All the work is about Lee on Solent’s seafront and includes a naughty seagull stealing chips. The artists are 4-7years old. A BIG thank you to Prospect for sharing their empty old window space. Well done everyone!

 I will be exhibiting myself in two venues…..more on that another day 😃

#Monkey #ChineseNewYear2016  #teaching #printing #infants

 
A friend asked me for something a very small child could do to mark Chinese New Year 2016, the year of the monkey. So I thought I might share it a bit more widely. 

I have seen some lovely heart prints made from cardboard rolls online and it set me thinking…the basic idea is easy to get from my photo – if the children follow a sequence printed out in the correct order that they need to make marks, then it will support their early reading and maths skills too. Happy printing !

#NadoligLlawen #Last 7Days #7DiwrnodOlaf #Reindeer

 

Well, yesterday was my last booked teaching day for 2015 and I’d like to wish everyone who I’ve taught (small or not so small), or taught with, this year a Happy Christmas and New Year break.🎄So as it says in the #NadoligLlawen!

This is a school chair reindeer – but I’ve also made school chair giraffes, elephants, cows…..you get the idea. The eyes were added later by an adult – I’d prefer child drawn ones; I think they were enjoying it as much as the children! Anyone else made a school chair animal ?

Oh and just 7 more days left to view my work in Aberaeron.