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

Wet and Windy #WIP Open Studio!

Well it’s rather grim here today…rain and wind…but if you are brave enough to venture out, it’s cosy here at my Open Studio! And the kettle is on! See you later!

David Watson Silk Scarf in Winchester! AND Open Studio Dec 1st and 2nd!!!!

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

Amgueddfa Torfaen Museum

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

Arundel trip

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.

@zimmerstewart #watercolour #trees #avenue #sketchbook @moleskine @seawhiteofbrighton #pleinair @britpleinair #Arundel #WestSussex

Time lapse of Wellington Square Gardens Ink.

Another time lapse!! Working on my stuff from Wellington Square in Chelsea…Autumn leaves, Georgian architecture and London plane trees #WIP 😊. #wninktober #notjustforoctober #ink @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill #chelsea #wellingtonsquaregardens #autumn #fall #londonplanetree #georgianhouse @bestoftimelapse_ #timelapseart #timelapse

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

#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

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

Stansted Park

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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

Sun on the Spanish Mountains.

Sun on the mountains in today’s effort with watercolour from my Spanish travel sketchbook…painted on the move. #Spain #Galicia #watercolour #sketchbook #galifornia #mountains @moleskine @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Spanish fog and sun through the trees.

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

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 🌙!

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.

#reworking and #enlarging my #watercolour #pleinair from #@MottisfontNT #NationalTrust #Hampshire

Reworking and enlarging my #watercolour #pleinair from #@MottisfontNT #NationalTrust #Hampshire that I wasn’t very happy with back in #Fareham

Today’s studio was outdoors too and our eldest captured me from the bedroom above!

#MottisfontOpenExhibition closing date 6th July #pleinair #watercolour #britpleinair @MottisfontNT #NationalTrust

Thinking about #watercolour #pleinair in #Hampshire #yesterday for the #MottisfontOpenExhibition closing date 6th July @MottisfontNT #NationalTrust But it was a #badluck day for me as the footpath was closed where I had worked previously and I couldn’t get the viewpoint I needed #nothappy with yesterday’s result.

#watercolour #details from some #secret #surprise #newart #commissions #Hampshire

Having some fun with lovely #watercolour Here are #details from some #secret #surprise #newart #commissions made this week in #Hampshire. Sorry I can’t post the whole of the pictures #Sshh!

#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!

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 ???

#Fields #Autumn #WestSussex #trees @sindlesfarm @stanstedpark  #pleinair #britpleinair #ink #watercolour #shepherdhut 

#Fields #Autumn #WestSussex #trees @sindlesfarm @stanstedpark It’s been an odd time – lots of smaller projects – but here’s two very quick things from the weekend #pleinair #britpleinair #ink #watercolour #shepherdhut 

@pintarrapido @DalerRowney @CASSART @Asndlmagazine @Saatchi_gallery #SloaneGardens @SloaneSquareMag


Thanks for a fun weekend @pintarrapido and great to spend time with all the other artists. Here are my two both on 55x75cm sheets of watercolour paper. Thank goodness for my golfing umbrella- just about kept everything dry. Thanks too @DalerRowney @Aandlmagazine @CASSART See you next year #pleinair #britpleinair #ChelseaTownHall #KingsRoad. 

#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

#drawing #ink #PleinAir #trees @nationaltrust

#drawing #ink #PleinAir #trees Enjoying the late sun at one of my local National Trust properties yesterday. I seem to get attracted to trees quite often at the moment and the selection here with autumn colours was beautiful! 

I liked this tree especially, as the dark holes in its trunk echoed the dark windows on the end of the building. 

Met lots of friendly visitors too! Hello…. if you were one of them. 

#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.

#Portsmouth #trees @visitportsmouth #drawing #ink

  

   
 
55x75cms A drawing today back in Gunwarf Quays, Portsmouth. I’m loving the pollarded trees poking up into the sky.

 To make it more fun for myself I left my brushes at home and took a bag of oil painting brushes instead. Luckily they were clean but they were rather stiff! 

#trees #Scotland #PleinAir #sketchbook #ink #watercolour

   
   
Sometimes my work is very long in a ‘panoramic landscape direction’. The huge Scots Pine and Douglas Fir trees in Scotland, made for work that is very tall rather than very long.

 Spring is a little later there too; daffodils are still emerging 🙂

‘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!