#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

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

#KyffinWilliamsDrawingPrize #landscapeartistoftheyear @SkyArts @WE_EnPleinAir

Delighted to receive this photo from a Landscape Artist of the Year viewer today- a photo of my two exhibition pieces in the Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize Exhibition 2018. If you can’t get to Oriel Ynys Môn on Anglesey, maybe you can get to Windsor Castle, where En Plein Air takes place on Saturday? My first time there. Come and say hi!

@britpleinair #pleinair #artoninstagram #Bath #TheCircusBath #Fareham #UpperCreekFareham #Hampshire #LondonPlaneTree #boat #WindsorCastle #castle

PV @orielynysmon this evening for the #kyffinwilliams #drawingprize2018

Sadly I am unable to make the PV @orielynysmon this evening for the #kyffinwilliams #drawingprize2018 and see these two pieces by me on the wall. Good luck fellow exhibitors! #drawing #ink #Bath #thecircusbath #Fareham #boats #LondonPlaneTree

#pleinair #competition #winner #britpleinair #ink #pontypoolmuseum #Pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Diolch #ThankYou

Just heard my #ink Painting for Pontypool Park Competition 2018, #won #delighted the 2nd prize The Chapel Cottage Studio Special Prize #pleinair #competition #britpleinair #ink #drawing #pontypoolmuseum #Pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Diolch #ThankYou

See you next year? 👍🎨❤️

#pleinair competition entry #britpleinair #ink #pontypoolmuseum #pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Wales

Just finished my #pleinair competition entry #britpleinair #ink #pontypoolmuseum #pontypool #museum #amgueddfapontypool #Wales

One more day to get along and enter if you work #outside making #art

Friendly helpful organisers ❤️

#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.

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

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

It’s been #StillLife #watercolour and #oilpaint here this week with plenty of #’s to add…#welshcakes @TanYCastell1 #honey #jam #BaraMenyn #Wales #bread #butter @LeCreusetUK @BurleighPottery #England

It’s been #StillLife #watercolour and #oilpaint here this week with plenty of #’s to add…#welshcakes @TanYCastell1 #honey #jam #BaraMenyn #bread #butter @LeCreuset @burleighpottery Inspired by great artists @Adam_Ralston and @MichaelW450 😉

#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

A trip to #Snowdonia and walk up the #mountain routes of #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales #SpotTheArtist


A trip to #Snowdonia and walk up the #mountain routes of #GlyderFach #GlyderFawr #Tryfan #Eryri #YrWyddfa #BritPleinAir #watercolour #Wales Can you #SpotTheArtist in the last shot – I am there if you look closely enough😉

#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

#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. 

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

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

#Wales #watercolour #sketchbooks #Aberaeron 

   
 
Yesterday I delivered my largest commission so far, (1 metre X 2 metres unframed) home to Wales. A massive thank you from me, to ‘a big supporter of visual artists’. Thank you. 

I then started work on something new, but the Welsh weather kept me firmly undercover ☹️ 

Some really great colours in the mud and silage though 😀

  
  

#rain #Aberaeron #Last3Days #PleinAir

  

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

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

#Aberaeron #Wales #Boats #OilPainting

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

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

See my website for full details!

#Arddangosfa #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. 

#Arddangosfa #Wales #Aberaeron #OilPainting #EnPleinAir

  

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

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

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

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

 

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

#Aberaeron #boats #Wales

  

The boats are all safely out of the harbour for the winter months in Aberaeron, Ceredigion. 

I’m not a sailor in anyway, or a marine artist – I just like the shape of boats. This is a 2 page drawing, image aprox 142cm X 47cm. It’s very hard to take a ‘non grey’ photograph of a drawing, so this is a bit dull – it’s much brighter in real life. 

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

  

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

  

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