Windsor Art Fair

It’s the last day of @contemporaryartfairs #Windsor …..and the first time I’ve had chance to post! The event has been hectic with visitors to meet and share my work with. I’ve some very charming new collectors for which I am very grateful….THANK YOU but that means the wall behind me (see here at the PV on Friday) is now having to have new works added! See you later?? 10-5pm.
Thanks guys!
Kim 😊

Poppy and glass

Painting demo/teaching point from last evening…. I will be in Windsor whilst it is #remembrancesunday this year, 🤞I remember to take the poppies to wear with me whilst I’m getting everything else packed! Oil on board 10×15 cms
#red #poppies @contemporaryartfairs @royaltalensuk #windsor @windsorraces

Little Watercolours and Oil paintings.

Lots of little watercolours and oil sketches that will be coming to Windsor with me next week for Windsor Art Fair…..ideal small gifts….as well as my other work. If you’re planning on coming along please DM me for help. #watercolour #watercolor #oilpainting #stilllife #foodporn #mushrooms #pomegranate #sardine #garlic #fig

#TBT look through for Windsor Art Fair.

It’s choosing day for @contemporaryartfairs #Windsor AND #TBT and whilst digging things out I came across this un-posted one from the fantastic #CatherdralBeach in Spain. This one was made from the steps whilst the tide began to turn, which renders the beach inaccessible again until the next low tide. So here it is at home on the windowsill and a spin round of several mini paintings #watercolour and #oilpainting which I will be taking to next weeks Art Fair…perfect little gifts for the upcoming season of gift giving…I hope!

#rembrandtpaints @royaltalensuk @royaltalens @schoolhouseforart @windsorraces #throwbackthursday

Red!

I’ve been fiddling round with these – started whilst teaching some colour mixing and observation…..but should really be prepping for Windsor Art Fair week Friday 😬🤫 #red #observationart #oilpainting #pomegranate #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalensuk @contemporaryartfairs

The Sunday Times Water Colour Competition 2019

Starting today …. until 22nd @mallgalleries The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2019 …this weeny watercolour of mine will be hiding somewhere 😊… @STWatercolour @parkerharrisco #STWC19 @royaltalens @royaltalensuk #rembrandtwatercolour #rembrandtwatercolor #beetroot

Vineyard in Spain.

A couple of vineyard watercolours following a great visit to #pradoreybodegas Many thanks to Camino …lovely wine as well as olive oil!

#watercolor #watercolour @moleskine @royaltalensuk #vineyard #winery #bodegas #vines #Spain #riberadelduero #vanlife @pradoreybodegas

Arch number two!

I like painting fast but this was getting a bit stressful…..the sea was coming!! These amazing arches are visible only at low tide twice a day. We were there as the day began… #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #AsCatedrais-AguasSantas @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalens @royaltalensuk @brittanyferries #rocks #beach

#As Catedrais-Aguas Santas

My paints were ready for an early start in this stunning natural geographical location. Visible only at low tide twice a day. We were there as the day began… #cathedralbeach #ascatedrais #galicia #galifornia #AsCatedrais-AguasSantas @britpleinair #pleinair #oilpaint #allaprima #rembrandtoilpaint @royaltalens @royaltalensuk @brittanyferries

To Spain……

Leaving, travelling and arriving in Spain – not necessarily shown in the correct order 😉 ……watercolour sketches of The Isle of Wight, the wake from the ship #capfinistaire and Santander cliffs. @brittanyferries @royaltalensuk #watercolour #watercolour @britpleinair #pleinair #Spain #Cantabria @moleskine #rembrandtwatercolour

Special Offer TODAY

I’ve spoken with lots of @hampshireopenstudios visitors about the benefits of working ing in parallel…so here’s a small #timelapse example. If you’d like to watch me paint why not bring a fruit or vegetable along today and I’ll make you a small picture in Watercolour (£20 Today ONLY!) #watercolor #watercolour @royaltensuk @moleskine #asparagus

Gladioli

I’ve been having fun painting, wiping,repainting these between visitors and heavy showers 🌧 the last two days…might wipe this too. The colours are better and I love the sprouting shapes but the florets are making me cross!
If you want to see a cross artist please head on over…. long! ☕️🚽Open today and until August 22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

First day of Hampshire Open Studios 2019! 😊

This picture says it all – probably my busiest Hampshire Open Studios days ever for me yesterday. This is my 6th year. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME. I was too busy hosting to paint!

The flowers were a bit dead yesterday, I wonder if I’ll get anywhere near finishing it today before they completely die, or whether I’ll be wiping the board as a failure. 🤞It’s a failure and I have lots more guests today 😊THIS YEAR I have the option to buy a PRINT of my work if the original out of range. They are pre order-able….so ask me more when you come! ☕️🚽August 18-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Open!

And we’re off….

Please come along and see!

HAMPSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 🎉☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Greetings Cards!

Pleased that my cards for Open Studios arrived in a timely manner yesterday!! I have two watercolours, two Oils and two Inks….singly or in various mixed packs, to add to my previous cards. Looking forward to seeing friends for a PV later (🤫- I’ve made 🍰🧁) and also excited to be opening the door to EVERYONE tomorrow from 10am 😍🎨

August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk ☕️🚽🎨🖼#hampshireopenstudios2019 @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth #Scotland #isleofskye #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbe @theartacafemy @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @sundaytimeswatercolourwatercolourcompetition

Ink

#pintarrapido
This year I have prints available
Boats and HMS Warrior.

Portsmouth
Ink all the way up the hall!

All my ink work is in the hall this year for @hampshireopenstudios and I’ve got the banner and arrows all set to put out on Friday evening to help guide visitors in! Looking forward to sharing this year’s output with you all. I’ve only two things out that were done before last Hampshire Open Studios so lots of new things to see!

#fareham #hampshire #ink #openstudios #boats @phdockyard #HMSWarrior @sloanestanleychelsea #chelseafirestation @tebayservices @crownpaintportsmouth Hampshire Open Studios starts Saturday Please come along! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk

Finishing Touches in Ink

So this rolled ink in the video needed finishing off. I managed that today and it will now hang opposite these two other inks – all from my time in Portsmouth @aspexportsmouth earlier this year – during Hampshire Open Studios.
Hampshire Open Studios BEGINS next Saturday August 17th – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome #stilllife #asparagus #prawns @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth

Open Studio Corner.

placeholder://Here’s another corner of my open studio set up with unframed studies…Hampshire Open Studios is next Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome #stilllife #asparagus #prawns @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth

Spanish pics PV video…

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Here is the first in a series on HampshireOpenStudios PV videos – this bit with my Spanish pictures I am showing. Hanging is mostly hung …..today! VERY DODGY FILMING 😬 So here’s a recap from my last post….. One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻‍🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ at Aspex Gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @aspexportsmouth @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth @sarahbezeee

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Busy Bee! And Instagram link!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B06h-3WnVxP/?igshid=ufj4ov1x9ued
It’s been a busy year! Almost as busy as this bee on my hollyhocks ! I put these pictures in my window today. Hanging is hung …..today! (video PV’s soon!)
One of the good things for me about Hampshire Open Studios, is the opportunity to take stock and see where I am and the things that have happened in the preceding year; both as events and as developments in my work. What mostly strikes me is how busy and well travelled I’ve been this year! Directly after last year’s Open Studios we went to Northern Spain ⛰🏖🥂(back there soon so watch this space..!), done battle with self portraits👩🏻‍🎨and the #zornpalette over the winter , been to Rome 😘, ‘residented’ in Aspex gallery, Scotland 🥾🥾and the Isle of Skye🏔🏕, spent time with my friends in my Lymington ⛵️and The Art Academy in London 🎨 (for two different things!), been a judge at Pintar Rapido in Chelsea 🙏 🐩🐕🐾, painted in Dorset with @britpleinair, been to Somerset and visited with @david_a_parfitt_ri 🖼, I’ve been to my first proper art fair in Newbury 🐎, walked, camped and painted in beautiful Arundel 🏰, and have an exhibition in the Mall Galleries to look forward to ….Ahhh!!! There are a few bits and bobs still to do – but I’m mostly ready. Hampshire Open Studios is next week!!!! starting week Saturday – Please come along and see all about it! ☕️🚽August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #oilpainting #observationalart #galifornia #galicia #rome @stbarbemuseum @theartacademylondon @pintar_rapido @contemporaryartfairs #arundelcastle #ink #watercolour #oilpainting @royaltalensuk @Aspexgallery #thesundaytimeswatercolourcompetition @crownpaintsuk @crownpaintportsmouth

Sanding boards for Recycling.

Feeling a little intrigued by some of my post sanded boards. I’m finding a few of them visually interesting whilst at the same time an alarm in my head has gone off …very loudly… lest I should turn into one of those faux ‘Turneresque’ type painters who sand things down and splatter paint to “get a nice effect” ❌❗️🔊 Anyway….have repainted the first coat of gesso on the other 50 boards after a sanding epic last evening!

Cull!

A necessary sort out….for Hampshire Open Studios….for space….for peace of mind….and for boards to recycle to take to Northern Spain in 3 weeks time! I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios first though in two weeks 😬Please come along! August 17-22nd. ☕️🍪10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019 #imhavingaclearout #hampshire #painting #watercolour #ink #drawing

Oil Asparagus.

More Asparagus today. Finished the little oil from yesterday and did another. There’s a better/dry! photograph of the #timelapse watercolour from yesterday at the end too. #oilpainting #observationalart #asparagus #allaprima @royaltalensuk

Its Hampshire Open Studios very soon. Please come along and see my work! August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019

Asparagus Time Lapse

Time for a #timelapse Still wet as you can see! We (my students and myself) made small watercolour studies on Saturday @theartacademylondon – Asparagus is a particularly good subject matter where the wetness of the Watercolour can be exploited to carry the colour variations of the paint up the stems. Remember guys “the clue’s in the name – ‘watercolour’! ” My photography needs some refinement…seems to be mostly inverted but you get the idea. Really liking the change in my paint brand, I can see a big difference in the pigment quality; so a big thanks to Royal Talens for this travel set. #watercolour #watercolor @royaltalensuk @royaltalens @moleskine #Asparagus #stilllife #observationalart ##rembrandtwatercolor #rembrandtwatercolour

*I’m doing Hampshire Open Studios very soon. Please come along! August 17-22nd. 10-5pm NB 11-8pm on 22nd. East Street in Fareham. PO16 0BW DM for more info or find @hantsopenstudios http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk #hampshireopenstudios2019

Hampshire Open Studios selection?

Soon it will be #hampshireopenstudios2019 and I am starting to focus on selecting things I have produced during this year. At the time of painting I put this one away (actually two boards 40x40cms) but now I look back at it, the brightness and structural trees, take me right back to that spot in the #newforest So maybe this one will make the cut? 🤔@hampshireopenstudios #trees #pleinair @britpleinair

Taster day at The Art Academy for Watercolour.

Some thoroughly good sports at today’s VERY FIRST Introduction to Watercolour Taster Course @theartacademylondon Delighted with all the technical bits these beginners tackled and impressed with their output over what amounted to a mere 5 hours of tuition. Bravo! See you next time for a longer course? #watercolour #workingfromlife #observationalart #worksonpaper @seawhiteofbrighton paper used during the day #BoroughMarket

Throw Back Thursday.

Inspired by @leecraigmile to think about where I’d like to go back to on #TBT #throwbackthursday – Yes Skye is up there, but looming large in my diary is a return trip to #NorthernSpain #asturias #cantabria #Galicia ….it’s very like #scotland in many ways. Dramatic beaches. Quite. Mountains. Forest. Great seafood….but you have to swop the #whisky for #Albariño wine….so practically twin locations….oh and there are great things to paint. Head back through my Instagram posts to Sept 2018 to see 😉

Arundel Castle from the campsite lane.

Another from the sketches. I forgot to add this one yesterday. Scroll back to see how in a few short minutes I managed to completely ruin my earlier sketch! It’s a special skill of mine at the moment. #preferredthesketch ☹️ #pleinair #oilpainting #Arundel #Arundelcastle #rembrandtoilpaint @royalartsprize @royaltalens

Oil sketches and Instagram link.

Summer News Letter Due Soon!

Would you like to join my mailing list for news letters? I’m rather random about them…probably 3-4 per year….unless I’ve a free ticket or similar to share with you. DM me with your email address! ❤️
#observationalart #pleinair #oilpainting #watercolor #watercolour #sketchbooks #drawing #ink

Arundel Walk Instagram Repost.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzWGlfon0Yq/?igshid=1ecn4ia5ixsm5

#Repost @jeffinthecorps with @get_repost BEAUTIFUL ARUNDEL CASTLE AT SUNSET AFTER A RATHER HOT WALK with my watercolours….if you sew MyStory yesterday.
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Early start to get out for a wonderful walk to Amberley and back, up one bank and return along the other from and to #arundel on the #warmestdayoftheyear we’ve now enjoyed our #ribeyesteak and #wine so of course it is time for @kimwhitbyart to do some more #pleinair #nofilter #westsussex #arundelcastle

PS …Oil Sketches 20 mins or so….sunsets happen quickly!!

@royaltalensuk #rembrandtoilpaint #arundelcastle #pleinair @britpleinair #Sussex #observationalart @ArundelCastle #Arundel #walking10milesonahotday

Watercolour and Ink Teaching News

Pintar Rapido Time Lapse.

#timelapse from Saturday at @pintar_rapido with a full set of photos, short videos and this time lapse on MyStory or in my Highlighted Stories if you see this post after today. A special thank you to London’s fire Brigade….fir the space and the tea!👍☕️
#observationalart
#pleinair #ink @pintar_rapido @sloanestanleychelsea @cassart1984 @artatthecastle @aandimagazine @pookylights #Chelsea #London #KingsRoad #saunderswaterford @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Pintar Rapido….part one…

I hardly know where to start…what a weekend! ….so lovely to work in the sun on the Kings Road in Chelsea ….and get to talk to people about my work the next day! AS WELL AS being asked to be part of the judging team too! Thank you to everyone for everything! Congratulations to all the participants 🎨👍😍 More pics to follow….another day. @pintar_rapido @rogerbeckett @kingsroadchelsea @royaltalensuk @sloanestanleychelsea @aandimagazine #kingsroad #chelsea #london @benmowll @cassart1984 @pookylights @rkburtco @st_cuthberts_mill @artatthecastle

Throwback Thursday

After MyStory post this morning where there was a time-lapse flash of sketches made in The Town Hall in #Chelsea I was asked to post the sketch – so in true #TBT #throwbackthursday tradition here it is. I’m looking forward to seeing the hall after it’s closure and revamp this weekend for @pintar_rapido. I’ll be painting for fun, as I can’t compete. Who’s coming??
#pintarrapido #kingsroad @kingsroadchelsea @pintar_rapido @moleskine #watercolor #watercolour #sketch #timelapse

Beetroot – no tops!

I had to screw the tops off the beetroot today as it had gone a bit floppy! Tried working in #watercolour and #oilpaint at the same time but wiped the oil in the end. Needless to say – a wet rainy day outside🌧

Almost Pintar Rapido time!

THANK YOU KINGSROADCHELSEA ❤️- looking forward to seeing you all Saturday #Repost @kingsroadchelsea with @get_repost

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This weekend it’s @pintar_rapido again. If you would like to spend the day painting this #Saturday and exhibit at #ChelseaTownHall this #Sunday there’s still time to sign up. Beginners welcome. 🙏 to @sloanestanleychelsea and other sponsors for the prizes. If you are near Chelsea Fire Station say hello to artist @kimwhitbyart who will be painting there. #kingsroad #chelsea #neighbourhood #ink #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart

Graffham West Sussex

So a rather soggy tour around the Graffham area on Saturday. Took my watercolours and found this amazing old Chestnut tree but too wet to continue painting…we walked though and clocked up another 14 miles. Love the way the stormy colours in my palette echo the sky! Check out my substitute water pot!! Dog waste bag folded over a gum Arabic bottle. 😉 #observationalart #watercolor #watercolour #Chestnut #tree @royaltalensuk #rembrandtwatercolour #WestSussex #rain #paintingintherain @britpleinair #pleinair

New watercolours.

Been playing with some new Watercolour the last few days between making coffee for external decorators!….anyway they are rather nice! The watercolours that is….decorators very well behaved! #watercolor #watercolour #beetroot #peonies #pomegranate @royaltalensuk #observationalart #stilllife

News!

Ever fancied trying #Watercolour ? I’m delighted to have been asked by @theartacademylondon to trial a taster day with Watercolour for them on July 27th. The Art Academy is close to Borough Market and this fun introductory day lasts from 10.30-4.30. If you like it I also run a 10 week course for them in the Spring. *Contact the academy to book! https://artacademy.org.uk/ Fancy popping along? @rogerbeckett ?

I can hardly believe that @pintar_rapido is almost here! There’s still time to join us though for a fun day of #pleinair art in London. I’ve met so many nice people on my days there! Hope you guys give it a try! Here’s my piece from 2016 in progress 🤞for another hot day! Painting (drawing/collage/pastel/ink/watercolour/oil….guideline online) day Saturday 22nd and Judging day and exhibition 23rd June in the Old Town Hall on the #KingsRoad in #Chelsea

Work in progress!

Can’t wait to post…had so much admin and non artwork stuff to do I’ve had to wait to paint….the wait is over and having lots of fun this morning with these peonies #WIP #Workinprogress with the rain pouring down outside. #watercolour first and grabbed my teaching bag from yesterday @theartacademylondon and did a bit of wet drawing #watercolor #sketch @seawhiteofbrighton #oilpainting #observationalart #peonies #Hampshire #flowers

Skye memories.

Having a sort out and remembering my fabulous trip to Skye and Glenbrittle earlier in the year. #oilpainting #observationalart #isleofskye #Glenbrittle @glenbrittlecampsite #vikingsettlement #fairypools #fairypoolsisleofskye @britpleinair #pleinair

Norman Wilkinson Drawings from D Day.

People who know me know I enjoy drawing boats…but as it’s #ThrowBackThursday I’ve another artist’s boat drawings which I was lucky to see on the wall in Southwick Hall, May 30th 2016. They were drawn by Norman Wilkinson CBE during D Day. These are framed pages from his sketchbook. Zoom in to see the writing …there are notes about colour and exact timings….for me this artwork has so much more appeal than any studio work produced from it. I’d happily take these sketchbook pages home with me to look after!

Wilkinson was already well known as the inventor of the WW1 ship’s Dazzle camouflage. I had been able to draw a restored version of a Wilkinson ship during my time on HMS Victory during my MA. I drew from the Great Cabin window …a view of HMS Illustrious’s final crew assembly on board prior to its decommissioning, with the Dazzling – HMS M33 in the foreground! My pencil drawing later evolved into one of my MA final painted installation pieces as a view through a gun port, so I’ve added it to my #TBT post as I didn’t do Instagram, FB or Twitter at that time. D Day will be commemorated in the coming days both here in Portsmouth and more widely. I find the direct link to D Day events by Wilkinson’s striking drawings particularly affecting.

#TBT #boats #RoyalNavy #DDayLandings #NormanWilkinson #marineart #RSMA #drawing #sketchbook #WinsorandNewton #PortsmouthHistoricDockyard #HMSJervis #HMSM33

I found this online which explains more about Wilkinson and D Day….👍

Passage from a Portsmouth New article……TIM KING, a former naval correspondent with The News, recalls an interview with the Southsea-trained artist who invented a revolutionary method of camouflaging warships, about his time during the D Day landings.

Suddenly, as the mighty fleet ranges on the Normandy coast, all hell breaks loose.

Amid the turmoil, the flashes and roar of thousands of guns, shouted orders and crump of exploding shells, a man stands apart on the bridge of the destroyer HMS Jervis, oblivious to the mayhem of battle.

Striving to keep his balance on the plunging deck, Portsmouth-trained marine artist Norman Wilkinson calmly pulls out a Windsor & Newton sketch pad and rapidly records the panoramic scene as conflict rages from horizon to horizon. At lightning speed, he fills page after page with his pencil…

At the top page he scribbles: ‘06.24. Sun catching small cloud.’ On the next page: ‘06.25 – opened fire.’

Exactly what Norman Wilkinson CBE saw from Jervis’s cramped bridge in the next 60 minutes before H-Hour off Port en Bessin, was revealed at HMS Dryad, Southwick, where Allied Supreme Commander General Eisenhower and naval operations C-in-C Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey had their HQ.”

Mudeford Quay Watercolour

My watercolour from yesterday in Mudeford with @britpleinair. Really struck by the colours in the sun…not my usual thing! Then a did an oil….post that later.
#britpleinair #watercolor #watercolour #sketch @moleskine #boat #boats #quay #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear #observationalart #Dorset

Mudeford Quay with @britpleinair

My oil sketch from yesterday in Mudeford with @britpleinair. Still a bit shiny wet to photograph! I loved the colours in the sun…not my usual thing! also a few impressive Georgian Villas on the coast …couldn’t miss them out. Had a mixed sketchy sort of day…watercolour and ink too….with a seagull dropping a mixed media offering on my work too!
#oil #oilpainting
#britpleinair #watercolor #watercolour #sketch @moleskine #boat #boats #quay #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear #observationalart #Dorset #georgianarchitecture #georgianhouse

Recent sketches.

No 1 and video – A quick sketch while the van gets its MOT in Port Solent Marina! And another speedy one from the Isle of Wight on Saturday before attending a D Day 75th memorial event linked to Shanklin. No 2. This is the beach and cliff at Shanklin. Met some amazing 90+ aged veterans too!

Newbury Private View

So it’s finally here! Newbury Art Fair and the PV held this evening! Heaps of gratitude to all who travelled especially to see me 🙏 and lovely to meet other fair visitors too. Thank you new collectors ❤️ So looking forward to tomorrow and Sunday….😍 I’m rather tired after a long set up day and PV….beauty sleep required now before my Ink demo tomorrow afternoon ✒️💕 1-2pm @contemporaryartfairs @princestrust

An Instagram Repost from a collector! Thank you!

How lovely to see my work on your wall! My time on Landscape Artist of the Year was so busy I didn’t get a chance to photograph these myself as I did them! Very happy it rained and your walking holiday in Kent took you to @turnercontemporary in Margate instead! 😉 Hope you are well! #Repost @thehousethatnannabuilt with @get_repost

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Finally got my lovely pen and ink pictures up by the talented @kimwhitbyart… Stowe and Margate harbour ❤️❤️❤️ .

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I have really struggled to find a place for them in the house where they can easily be seen but have settled on this wall going up the main staircase. .

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#originalart #artwork #penandink #penandinkart #edwardianhouse #staircase #staircase#originalfeatures #atmine #spotlightonmyhome #myinteriormydecor #skyarts #skyartslandscapeartistoftheyear @skyarts @landscape_artist_of_the_year @contemporaryartfairs #pleinair #observationalart #aquarelle #ink #vanlife

Prints for Newbury Art Fair!

So here are two of my 15 prints, which will be available during Newbury Art Fair 11-12th May PV 10th May 6-9pm. I am very busy getting work framed and mounted for the fair and genuinely looking forward to seeing some of my more recent work on a wall. Please DM if you’d like to know how to get hold of tickets or any other information about the fair. Have a fab Bank Holiday weekend everyone! @contemporaryartfairs @newburyracecourse #Newbury #hampshire #marineart #pleinairpainting #oilpainting #drawing #ink #boat #Scotland #Skye #landscape #observationalpainting

My first limited edition prints!

A first for me – some lovely quality limited edition prints ….only 15 in total for Newbury Art Fair which takes place in just over a week. I’ll be framing and mounting these tomorrow with another post of the finished things to come. Newbury Art Fair 11-12th May PV Friday 10th 6-9pm #ink #marineart #boat #drawing #limitededition @contemporaryartfairs #Newbury @newburyracecourse #Hampshire

Colour for Newbury Art Fair!

Deciding which things are coming with me to @contemporaryartfairs #Newbury …so I pushed a couple of things in frames to try and help me choose which I would frame up. I was struck by how much colour there was, and (thank fully), I got a feeling of light which I have been really trying to bring into my oil work from my work on paper. Newbury Race course May 11-12th PV 10th. Hope to see you there! #oilpainting #pleinair #pleinairpainting #Skye #scotland #Spain #rocks #marineart #fairypools #beach #Asturias #mountains #artfair @royaltalensuk @jacksons_art @paintersonline

A better photo of Macleod’s Maidens on Skye.

A better photo of Macleod’s Maidens on Skye. It’s a 5 mile warm up walk to get to there but it was still a very old and windy day. It’s the only way to get there unless you view by sea. And of course it’s 5 miles back. WARNING ⚠️ terribly unattractive photo of me in all my necessary clothing! 😬😉Shortly before arriving at the maidens I also saw an eagle very close to me taking off from its prey. Really slow moving and massive! #macleodsmaidens #Skye #isleofskye #idrigillpoint #scotland #rocks #marineart #sea #pleinairpainting #pleinair @britpleinair @jacksons_art #vanlife #osprey #goldeneagle ??

Glenbrittle Sunset.

Lovely day here with a pretty evening …but not as colourful as Skye only a few days ago! The warm sun light setting across the mountains made them appear rosy, which I noticed in several spots I painted during the evenings. Here’s a better photo of what I posted at the time. #glenbrittle #glenbrittlecampsite #glenbrittlebeach #pleinair #sketches #sgurralasdair #cuillinridge #cullins #mountain #munro #ink #skye #scotland #vanlife

Glen Coe revisited….with details.

A chance to unpack and photograph! The winds of Glen Coe in the van, seem such a long time ago now which was at the start of my trip north. #oilsketch #glencoe #Scotland #pleinairpainting #panorama #mountain #mountains #details

Thanks for the action photo!

Thank you to @sivako_phil with @get_repost Fun to meet people enjoying Skye too! Can’t fit a full shot of the finished thing onto Instagram…but I can on WordPress! 🙏

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@kimwhitbyart “doing what she does best. I stopped and watched her paint for a few minutes and then asked permission to take this photo, I love watching talent in action.”

#pleinairpainting #pleinair #Skye #isleofskye @britpleinair #Scotland #fairypools

New My Story on Instagram.

5 mile warm up walk to get to #macleodsmaidens #Skye #isleofskye #scotland See My Story for more….#pleinairpainting #pleinair @britpleinair @jacksons_art https://www.instagram.com/kimwhitbyart/p/Bv9v-sngb_L/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=k0ff9rzo2ghj

New Post on Instagram on ‘My Story’

New My Story…from yesterday! #pleinair #isleofskye #staffinbay @britpleinair #scotland #oilpainting #ink #sketch #sketchbook #draw

https://www.instagram.com/kimwhitbyart/p/Bv6wGisAbLf/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=4iy88losvml1

The Old Man of Storr – second attempt!

A couple of goes at this – The Old Man of Storr from afar after the snow we had that drove us off the top. Better safe than sorry! Thank you to the Aros Community Arts chaos who’s shop sold Gum Arabic in its art supplies 👍🙏 #oldmanofstorr #Storr #isleofskye #watercolour #watercolor #mountains #rocks #scotland @moleskine @winsorandnewton

Towards Staffin after the snow!

One from yesterday ….AFTER the snow adventure- looking towards Staffin. I don’t usually use Gum Arabic much but felt I needed some on theses Scottish landscapes – so I could work more quickly in the cold and wind and drop more colour into wet areas. Luckily and happily I was able get hold of some at Portree in the Aros Community Centre Shop 😊 #isleofskye #Staffin #landscape #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton #scotland #sketch #sketchbook #Portree

Sligachan, Isle of Skye.

A couple of hours…a couple of miles…a couple of dogs,bridges,climbers…time for sketches and time for bed! Drove the final leg up to the Isle of Skye yesterday to teach Sligachan. 370° views. #isleofskye #mountains #sketch #draw #pleinair @britpleinair #silgachan

Goodbye Aspex Gallery and Thank you!

Well it was a sad farewell to Aspex’s great studio space yesterday. I made the most of trying to fill it in the 5 days I was there!! These sketchbooks are A3 and A4….and full Imperial watercolour sheets – some joined. I enjoy exploring scale and it was great to have a large floor space to work on. Lots incomplete and plenty to keep me busy in the future! #portsmouth #ink #camberdock #fishingboat @aspexportsmouth @moleskine @winsorandnewton @st_cuthberts_mill

Day Four at Aspex Gallery!

Two good (by which I mean things I found especially interesting ) sketches first thing….then back to Aspex…..#watercolour #watercolor #ink #sketch @moleskine #portsmouth #Hampshire @seawhiteofbrighton @seawhiteshowroom

Time lapse The Bridge Tavern.

Been trying out a bit more time-lapse ink work too today! There’s another in My Story on Instagram or FB. @aspexportsmouth @winsorandnewton @Moleskine @seawhiteofbrighton #camberdocks @gunwharfquays @gunwharfquaysmarina #artistresidency #ink #draw #boat #TheBridgeTavern

Day two at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth.

Some sketching to kick the day off to my second day at Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth as artist in residence. Really enjoying the space in more ways than one! Thank you Aspex! @aspexportsmouth @winsorandnewton @moleskine @seawhiteofbrighton #camberdocks @gunwharfquays @gunwharfquaysmarina #artistresidency

Lovely news from Pintar Rapido on Instagram!

#Repost @pintar_rapido with @get_repost THANK YOU PINTAR RAPIDO! Delighted to have been asked to be part of the judging panel this year! See you all in June….I’ll be painting too(non competitive of course) on the Saturday….couldn’t miss out on the fun…Get your Artist’s Pass to take part. You’ve got to be in it to win it. I won on my first attempt 😉 Repost….

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Kim Whitby , v talented artist and previous Pintar winner will be joining us as a judge this year 😊@kimwhitbyart . Read more https://www.pintarrapido.com/london/prize.html

Composition and Collage.

COMPOSITION WORKSHOP explored through collage with found papers. Consider the key common compositional approaches used by artists and explore some of the ideas in collage. Fancy joining us at @stbarbemuseum ? SPACES. Lovely studio room in the gallery with cafe.

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Book now for a ‘hands-on’ Collage Workshop with Kim Whitby

Monday 11 March 10:15am – 4:30pm

Suitable for all visual artists wishing to develop their compositional skills.

Limited places available | PREBOOKED £40

(with 1 hour break for lunch – not included)

Please call to book your place 01590 676969

Last night’s last paint in Rome.

Back in the UK! Hard to think less than 24hrs ago I was in the warm in Rome trying to do a watercolour in the dark. Great trip back via Rome’s very smart airport! #dark #nocturne #forum #archeology #archeologicalsite #observationalart #watercolour #watercolor @moleskine @winsorandnewton #pleinair @britpleinair

The Imperial Forum, Rome.

Sat in the #imperialforum #rome for a drawing….you can see the bench I sat on from above….the Imperial Forum was specially open today and free! Lovely to get down from the road level to see all the extra things and then pass under the road via ancient cellars and rooms and pop out at The Forum! #forum

Look on Instagram @kimwhitbyart for MyStory

So many things to draw….so little time! More posts to follow! see MyStory too on Instagram 😉 #pleinair @britpleinair #pencil #drawing #sketching #observationalart #rome #theforum #archeology #archeologicalsite #romanhistory #trees

Boarhunt in the Sun.

Second and then first of my time out in the sun yesterday. I’d like to do this again and bigger so there would be more tree, more field stripes and more scaffolding! #pleinair @britpleinair #observationalart #trees #Spring #scaffolding @clipscaffoldingsouthern #Hampshire #Fareham #Boarhunt – that’s a place!

Help!?

Struggling to find a single photo to suit the Hampshire Open Studios Brochure for August 2019…again! I always find it a real challenge to sum up what I do in a single image. I’m wondering if I can get away with a montage ? Lots of people will decide whether to journey to see me from the brochure image alone. All suggestions genuinely appreciated 🙏 #hantsopenstudios #workingfromlife #observationalart #ink #oainting #watercolour #watercolor #oilpainting #flowers #dogs #jackrussellterrier #Spain #coast #beach #rocks selfportrait #Galicia

Drawing Strategies Workshop at St Barbe Gallery and Museum.

Back with my friends @stbarbemuseum today for a Drawing Strategies workshop day. Thank you enthusiastic participants! Great effort and well done to all! See you soon to work on #composition #drawing #teachingart #workshop #artworkshop #negativespaces #gesturaldrawing #tone #visualelements #line #pattern #shapeandspace #workingfromlife #selfie

A Swipeable Post on Instagram!

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So as it is #tbt and with the help of the new swiping App I can post these two I’ve not posted before from my MA and time on #HMSVictory in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. I was very fortunate to be granted access to work onboard as part of my final MA exhibition preparations. A truly unique opportunity to draw onboard ….here’s the Great Cabin and lower deck with anchor ports 🥰 I sat in Nelson’s Cabin from the Battle of Trafalgar. Special memories 🙏#throwbackthursday #swipeable #panorama @AberUni #historicdockyard #Nelson #AdmiralLordNelson #ink #workingfromlife #observationalpainting @StCuthbertsMill @WinsorandNewton #panorama #swipeable #swiperight #swipeleft #panols #pannify #spincle #instaswipe #instapan #instagrid #tinyplanet #360photography #panoramaview #photosphere #pano #360 #panoramic #360photo

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Last chance!

LAST CHANCE to join us for an Extended Drawing Day @stbarbemuseum Monday 25th Feb – with individual help and support in a medium of your choice. (Session builds from the taught session on Saturday but not necessary to attend both)…book through the museum on tel:01590676969 10-4pm ASAP HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US!

5 minute sketch.

#coffeebreak sketch….happier with this 5 minute effort than yesterday’s longer things….it’s funny like that sometimes. The chalk looked quite golden in the Spring sun today. #springiscoming #coffeeshop #cafe @seawhiteofbrighton #Portsmouth @trafalgarwharfgroup @thebeachhutcafe

#Portchester watercolour #sketchbooks

#ThrowbackThursday

So embracing #throwbackthursday here I am at probably 23/24 – not that interested in doing the maths as it will make me feel too old! What’s the same? Full sheet of watercolour paper – probably #bockingford in those days! Second image is detail. #workingfromlife #workonpaper #selfportrait #interior In those days it was #kingalfredscollegewinchester and I was studying for my BEd #Winchester @uniwinchester

Drawing workshops …quite soon!! Lymington, in the New Forest!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BteHx3nA772/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=pf7limgk7zfh

THANK YOU ST BARBE !- You’ve made me sound very exciting. Hope you guys out there in social media land have time to join us on one or both days! See you soon St B’s 🙏👍🎨😁…#Repost @stbarbemuseum with @get_repost

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Don’t miss the chance to join a drawing class with the wonderful Kim Whitby .. one of three finalists in Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’. Kim is experienced in many art media and has exhibited work widely. We have participated in a previous workshop and can recommend the experience.

Contact the Gallery for details.. see earlier posts or the website (link in bio) for more information.

Small dog 2!

So as to be completely fair and protect myself from any family accusations of favouritism- Another small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Fluffiest dog in the uk! #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug

Sleeping dog on a rug.

Small dog sleeping on a rug….by the fire of course!! Well it is rather cold today for dogs and people. #workingfromlife #zornpalette #workonpaper #saunderswaterford #watercolor #watercolour @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton #jackrussellterrier #afganrugs #rug

February Teaching in Lymington!

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#Repost @stbarbemuseum with @get_repost LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MY FRIENDS IN LYMINGTON SOON…. ・・・ Want to learn to improve your drawing skills (see previous post if you’re a beginner). Join @stbarbemuseum Advanced Drawing Day with Kim Whitby @kimwhitbyart Starts: February 25 – 10:15am Ends: February 25 – 4:30pm A day-long extended session in which participants produce an observational drawing over several hours with individual guidance from an experienced qualified artist/teacher. 10.15am-4.30pm | Limited places available | PREBOOKED £40 (with 1 hour break for lunch – not included) To book your place on 01590 676969 #art #drawing #workshop #kimwhitby #stbarbe #lymington #gallery #skills

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Review!

Having a review! I knew that self portraiture had captured my interest – but seeing most of my efforts laid out in the hall – all 29 of them – is really a bit alarming!! And scary. Good to focus on one thing for a while though. #ink #watercolour #watercolor #saunderswaterford #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #workonpaper #profilepictures #profile #oilpainting #workingfromlife #portrait #drawing #zornpalette @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Ink and paper.

Apologies if I’m failing to surprise you…it’s ink again today! 😬#workonpaper #saunderswaterford #profilepictures #mirrorselfie #selfportrait #ink #portrait @st_cuthberts_mill @winsorandnewton

Ink Self Portrait

#WIP The bones of this one are in place…of course I managed to drip …so I’ll need a solution in that area (no prizes for spotting them!) but the daylight is fading here so that can wait until next time. #ink #watercolor #saunderswaterford #watercolour #selfportrait #profile #mirror #mirrorselfie @st_cuthberts_mill