Can you believe it? Pinch me please…..It really struck me yesterday as I updated my bio etc, ready for Open Studios, how amazing it is to work in the same building as these fabulous artists …let alone appear as a fellow tutor! Thank you @ArtAcademy and especially #taishanscheirenberg
#painting #watercolour #ink #Fareham #teachingart #teaching #London #arttutor #BoroughMarket http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #Fareham
I’m open August 20-26th 10-5pm 🌝 but 23rd August 11-9pm 🌙! 11-13 East Street, Fareham
A lovely reminder and mention at the start and end of this article on my Cass Art email yesterday. Thank you @CASSART and @SkyArts #landscapeartistoftheyear #Athens #Parthenon #Agora #Pnyx #nocturne @HantsOpenStudios
#TheOldVic #theatre #sketching #HighStreet #London #WaterlooStation #plienair #britpleinair #sketchbook #watercolour #art #townscape #artist @oldvictheatre
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
Yesterday’s evening #sketch in #Athens #Greece of the #Parthenon #Acropolis #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair @HotelByron #LongWeekend #MoreToPost …
Yesterday’s #sketch in #Athens #Greece at the #Parthenon #Acropolis #watercolour #pleinair #britpleinair @HotelByron #LongWeekend #MoreToPost …
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!
#watercolour #sketching at #TowerOfLondon this evening after teaching @TheArtAcademy #ArtAcademyTutor #London #LondonPlaneTree Many thanks R for making it happen 👍 and for the ☕️
#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.
#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
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 🤞
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
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 #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
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
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
Open Studio this weekend in #Fareham see kimwhitby.com for info xx
I think it’s #finished #CouldntResist
#watercolour #pomegranate but should be preparing for my #OpenStudio #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear
Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome! kimwhitby.com
#watercolour #pomegranate but should be preparing for my #OpenStudio #cards #gifts #Fareham #Hampshire #Portsmouth #landscapeartistoftheyear
Why not head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham and see the final results? All welcome!kimwhitby.com
#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.
And it’s also #farewell to this #Fareham #ink #Hampshire #Viaduct 55x150cms which along with my #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear piece #WhiteParkBay #Ireland #coast #beach #watercolour which is a smaller version of my final #commission work on @landscape_artist_of_the_year in 2016, has gone to a new home. Especially sad to see this one go…#markmaking #tone #pattern…..thank you and enjoy!I updated my website yesterday – new things big and small on my for sale page 🎨 🖼 🎁 🎄?
Or head over to my #OpenStudio November 25th and 26th in #Fareham #Hampshire. All welcome!
Well it’s #farewell to this #LandscapeArtistOfTheYear piece #WhiteParkBay #Ireland #coast #beach #watercolour which is a smaller version of my final #commission work on @landscape_artist_of_the_year in 2016, as it is off to a new collector first thing in the morning! Goodbye and thank you!
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 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
Had a great trip to #dulwichpicturegallery to see the #Sargent #watercolours #exhibition on Sunday. My favourite? The swimsuit suntanned man on the bed 😍Missed seeing? Any #pomegranate watercolours ☹️#fabulous regardless 👍
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!
#ActionShot #Athens #Greece #pleinair work of the #watercolour #sketchbook #Corinthian #CorinthianColumns #AncientAgoraOfAthens
Today was Pintar Rapido…the plein air art competition on the Kings Rd in Chelsea Town Hall. I worked besides Sloane Gardens and later the Saatchi Gallery. Hello to all the nice people I met. Hope to see you tomorrow for the exhibition 12-5.30pm!! Until then…goodnight I’m shattered!
Here’s a shot from a previous visit …I wonder if there will be any time for a quick watercolour later on?
#Exmouth @britpleinair #PleinAir #watercolour #Sun #DawlishSands #Teignmouth #Devon is very sunny today – it has been necessary to deploy the fishing umbrella as a #sunshade ! That’s the #BritishSummer for you! Lots of barking dogs and Royal Marines practicing their shooting!
#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 😉
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.
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
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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!
A perfect day for watercolour – so I will post another sketch. Our new house has fab chimneys – sometimes they make great shadows too but that’s for another day…
#watercolour #seawhiteshowroom #SeawhiteOfBrighton #WatercolourPaper #teaching #WatercolourAndInk #value #ColourTheory Getting to grips with applying simple colour theory with primary, secondary and complimentary colours last night here in #Hampshire in my Watercolour and Ink group. Still a chance to join us – catch up session possible!
Friday 10th February
Really getting going now with the Bake house and Donkey Carriage (not a cart as I had rudely referred to it before correctly reading the information plaque!)
Whilst drawing the carts 10 wheel spokes I had rather a mathematical challenge to establish the correct number of degrees between each. However the interesting thing is……along with counting the 13 back spokes on the seat and 5 either side of the seat (there’s lots of real maths involved in drawing) ….I discovered that the triangular angles to set out the spokes is mirrored on the triagular decoration on the arrangement of spokes outside the axle. I’ve placed the photos in the wrong order but I think you can work out the spooky relationship – clearly no accident by the carriage maker though.
Very damp cold conditions (it tried to snow too) so drying my watercolour washes was a proper challenge today.
Maybe a bit of off site work required….
I am posting this after a return visit to Chawton this morning this time as a visitor. What a difference two months makes to the weather and garden. Lovely to see you today. 😉
Wednesday 8th February.
Today I am making use of the arrival of the larger paper (which will fit a full sized watercolour of the Bakehouse copper and full size Donkey Clark wheel. Both of which are 24″ across).
I am struggling with the composition – which I thought I’d planned. So I spent some time re looking at that…..which is what the sketchbook circles are all about, and the drawing on my board…all very important to my process but nothing I am precious about – a bit like breaking eggs to make an omelette – but I keep the shells…..all smashed up…it’s called a sketchbook….maybe there an abstract artist in me somewhere?
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…
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. 😀
More table watercolour and Donkey Cart afternoon. A positively balmy day to work – mild enough to go hatless indoors! Yes that’s right! That warm!!
(Last week required thermals, trousers and overalls, with 5 layers on top!) – and a hat at all times – and a scarf. Indoors and out!
Early washes on a table top watercolour. For the watercolorists out there – wet in wet. You have to look for colour – not assume colour from what your perception of wood has already taught you. Fresh eyes and no preconception required! It shines much bluer than you would imagine.
Really been thinking about my markmarking again. Lots more to do here.
Table top watercolour. Start of the day Tuesday 31st January.
Thinking about the writing table top.
Beginning again with colour mixing, wet in wet, dry brushes, mark making with tools to show the marks! and looking at darkest and lightest tones on the surface in my sketchbook prior to a larger piece. I could do with time to edit images but am anxious to get on with work.
The end of a special first week here in Chawton, where Jane Austen’s house is my base for a unique commission with Hampshire Cultural Trust and the Museum itself. It is a great honour to be in the house as it marks 200 years since Jane Austen’s death.
Posts about this will be few and far between, so we can save the surprise of what I am doing for them!
But many thanks to all at the house and look forward to seeing you again!
Ps I don’t have enough hands for a selfie with my sketchbook!
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.
Another damp winters day, but although I set out to paint the greyness- there was quite a lot of colour in the sky so I painted that instead.
I sent these two sketchbook copies off to their new home last week. More great frames from Steve at Trafalgar Framing!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Some time to work in London on a lovely day. Light changing very quickly this morning and a few anatomical errors!! Seem to have set up in a builder’s canteen area!
I’ve spent the last day (or so) rehanging my work at Ashcroft Arts Centre for my exhibition there. We are now all ready for the first visitors later this afternoon when we open – and the cake is made!
Looking forward to meeting you all later on at the PV. Or call in before 21sr October 😀
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 🎨😃
Thanks to all the lovely visitors today ….and here are two (almost) finished pieces ….
Looking forward to seeing some more people tomorrow.
Here are two recent Dorset sketches,from Chapmans Pool, on a very hot day. Why not come and see my sketchbooks while I work at Ashcroft Arts Centre today as part of Hampshire Ooen Studios 2016!!
Now and then….spot the difference! X
Here’s my campsite view this evening. Cooler and more comfortable weather. Very calm.
Amazingly bright orange poppies. Very difficult to do justice to….but had to have a go 🙂
Strimmed dead grass near Daedalus. 30x42cms
Well there seems to be a bit of a theme evolving here; more dead grass!
Detail – from a larger study – silage in the corner of a field – amazing variety of colour. I could paint this many times.
Hello to the people of Lee, who enjoyed having a peep over my shoulder whilst I worked on this illustrative commission today. The bottom/second is much improved- glad to complete it without blowing away!
Today a much bigger watercolour sketch (double A3 size) outside the Roman ruins of Porchester Castle.
Tiny sketchbook watercolour in Gunwarf Quays.
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 🙂
Here are a few sketches from a fantastic weekend with friends in Scotland.
55x75cms aprox. I wanted to try a larger watercolour sketch today. I got rather lost with it – it’s poorly drawn and I went over it rather erratically with a 6B pencil to try to salvage it. It looks better in the photo than in reality. The light from the walkway, in orange and green was what I was after.
A longer watercolour sketch today. (20x57cms) A very delicate pattern of bare branches, new leaves and blossom, in the street in Lee on Solent outside St Faiths.
A quick sketch of our dogs having a walk; looking out towards the Isle of Wight (28x9cms).
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 😀