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COVID-19 Lockdown Paintings 2020

Paintings made during Spring 2020 and available now, direct to the public, at crisis prices!

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The weddings and events where I would normally be painting are not happening, so, in keeping with the times, I am painting from home. The still lives that I have created recently are inspired by the combination of the beautiful Spring and the less beautiful, though thought provoking, times. Original paintings at crisis prices!

Positive. Negative. Beans. Bluebells. Handsanitiser.
April Lockdown – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 42cm x 31.5cm) SOLD
Lilac. Reflection.
Lockdown Lilacs – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 44cm x 30cm)

Lockdown Lilacs – Kirstin White

Lockdown Lilacs - Kirstin White. (Image area of painting 44cm x 30cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour and gouache, direct from the artist.

£255.00

If you need help with the checkout process, please email: kirstinww@gmail.com (I have been advised that, on some phones, the payment buttons are not working.)

Cowslips. Rhohododendron. Flowers.
Lockdown Introspection – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 49cm x 37cm)

Lockdown Introspection – Kirstin White.

Lockdown Introspection - Kirstin White. (Image area of painting 49cm x 37cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour and gouache, direct from the artist.

£255.00

Lilac. Bluebells.
White Lilac and Bluebells – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 48cm x 34cm)

White Lilac and Bluebells – Kirstin White

White Lilac and Bluebells - Kirstin White. (Image area of painting 48cm x 34cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist.

£255.00

Rhododendron
Wild Rhododendron – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 46cm x 31.5cm) #artistssupportpledge

I am supporting the #artistssupportpledge initative. So that artists can help one another during this period of lockdown, I am creating affordable pieces available for £200 (not including shipping). When I have sold five paintings for £200, I will buy another artists work for £200.

Wild Rhododendron – Kirstin White

Wild Rhododendron - Kirstin White (Image area of painting 46cm x 31.5cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist. Original paintings at crisis prices! #artistssupportpledge

£215.00

Magnolia. Fern. Bluebells. Blackthorn. Blues.
Bluebells, blue bowl and Magnolia – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 47cm x 36cm)

Bluebells, blue bowl and Magnolia – Kirstin White

Bluebells, blue bowl and Magnolia - Kirstin White (Image area of painting 47cm x 36cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist.

£255.00

Pink. Flowers. Rhododendron. Lockdown.
Rhododendron in the Conservatory – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 39cm x 32cm)

Rhododendron in the Conservatory – Kirstin White

Rhododendron in the Conservatory - Kirstin White (Image area of painting 39cm x 32cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original gouache and watercolour, direct from the artist.

£255.00

‘Lead Us Not’ is a painting reflecting on life pre the 23rd March 2020 , UK Lockdown.

Still life. Night. Light and dark. Candle. Prayer. Dancing. Reflection.
Lead Us Not – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 45cm x 28cm) #artistssupportpledge

Lead Us Not – Kirstin White

Lead Us Not - Kirstin White (Image area of painting 45cm x 28cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist. #artistssupportpledge

£200.00

Flowers, Union Jack, Bells. Celebrations. VE Day 2020.
I Am Involved In Mankind – Kirstin White. (Image area of painting 47cm x 29cm)

My response to the VE Day celebrations on Friday 8th May 2020, ‘I Am Involved In Mankind’.

I Am Involved In Mankind – Kirstin White

I Am Involved In Mankind - Kirstin White (Image area of painting 47cm x 29cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist.

£255.00

These paintings are available direct to the public. Your purchase will be dispatched via Royal Mail.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the paintings in this section are supplied unframed. Original paintings at crisis prices!
The dimensions given are for the image area of the painting. Once mounted, framed and on your wall, the painting will be larger.

Original Watercolours for Sale

Paintings Made Since the PM Speech of 10th May 2020

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Paintings made since the PM Speech of 10th May 2020. Continuing to work from home, these watercolour paintings are reflection on the times.

If and But Lessons – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 48.5cm x 30cm)

If and But Lessons – Kirstin White

If and But Lessons - Kirstin White. (Image area of painting 48.5cm x 30cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist.

£255.00

brightly coloured watercolour of a lert, coffee and the virus
Stay Alert, Control the Virus – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 48cm x 30cm)

Stay Alert, Control the Virus – Kirstin White

Stay Alert, Control the Virus - Kirstin White (Image area of painting 48cm x 30cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist.

£255.00

White lilies and daisies. Dominic Cummings. Domino. Comb. Beanie. Pineapples. Stay Elite.
Cummings and Goings – Kirstin White (Image area of painting 49.5cm x 30cm)

Cummings and Goings – Kirstin White

Cummings and Goings - Kirstin White (Image area of painting 49.5cm x 30cm). Unframed. Post and packing included. An original watercolour, direct from the artist.

£255.00

If you need help with the checkout process, please email: kirstinww@gmail.com (I have been advised that, on some phones, the payment buttons are not working.)

These paintings are available direct to the public. Your purchase will be dispatched via Royal Mail.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the paintings in this section are supplied unframed. Original paintings at crisis prices!
The dimensions given are for the image area of the painting. Once mounted, framed and on your wall, the painting will be larger.

Paint-out in memory of Richard Price

June 14th 2019 saw a group of artists gather at Sandbanks in Poole, to paint en plein air, in celebration of the memory of Richard Price.

Kirstin White watercolour at Sandbanks

The beach cafe made the ideal gathering point. As we sat sipping coffee and chatting, the weather improved minute by minute! Four or five Richard’s favourite painting spots were identified, whereupon we each made our personal selections. By lunchtime, it was picnic-on-the-beach weather and we were drinking a toast to Richard’s memory.

Group photo
Artists gather to celebrate the life of Richard Price RIO.
Sandbanks in Poole, a watercolour by Kirstin White

The watercolours I made on the day are available to purchase on the gallery page, alternatively, commission me to paint from your own favourite spot. Fellow artists made atmospheric paintings on Friday in oil, watercolour, pastel and acrylic.

Kite Surfing in Poole, a watercolour by Kirstin White
It’s a dogs life!
It’s a dogs life!
Gentle waves at Sandbanks Beach in Poole
Windblown Sand
Windblown Sand

Where else have we been painting in May?

Outdoor watercolour painting groups with Kirstin White

During May 2019 Kirstin White’s watercolour painting groups have been getting out and about. We have been fortunate with the weather, managing to pick the right time in the day to miss any showers and make the most of the sunshine. In May we have been to Micheldever, Nun’s Walk and Abbey Gardens in Winchester, All Saints’ Church in Dummer, Winnal Moors and St Giles’ Hill in Winchester, and Preston Candover

Dummer painting group in Preston Candover

painting group in Preston Candover
Dummer Art Group painting watercolours at Preston Candover
painting group in church yard
Working out picture compositions
  • Dummer Art Group found a rural idyll in Preston Candover! The old church there is set in a paddock frequented by sheep and butterflies. Rain the night before had made the setting look especially lush and green. Having tackled perspective drawing in previous classes, today, the group were able to concentrate on creating an interesting composition for their watercolour.
painting group with sheep
We were kept company by sheep at the old church in Preston Candover
painting group with a spotty dog
Painting at the old church in Preston Candover, a rural idyll much enjoyed by the spotty dog!

Winchester painting group at Nuns’ Walk in Winchester

  • On a warm and breezy day in May, we visited Nuns’ Walk. This is a pleasant footpath that begins in North Walls Recreation Ground. The painting challenge for the class was to depict reflections in the River Itchen. Although reflections can be a tricky subject in watercolour, everyone managed to pull off a successful painting.
We spotter a Rescue Helicopter in North Walls Recreation Ground
  • While we were in the recreation ground, we spotted a rescue helicopter and watched it take off from the ground. As far as we could discover, nobody had been hurt.

The painting groups make a second visit to Micheldever

  • On our second visit to Micheldever, the group were more familiar with their surroundings and spoilt for choice over which views to choose to paint. The class spread out and settled down to a lovely peaceful morning amongst flowers, listening to bird song and enjoying their painting time.

The painting groups visit All Saints’ Church in Dummer

painting group at All Saints'
All Saints’ Church in Dummer
  • Being a location early in the series of venues the art group visited in May, the church in Dummer caused a lot of discussion about perspective drawing. The building has been modified over the years, there are architectural additions and a considerable variety of different building materials have been used. Although the building itself presents a complicated drawing subject, All Saints’ Dummer proved to be a popular location with the group and some really impressive painting resulted.
painting group in Dummer
Watercolour painting at All Saints’in Dummer

Watercolour painting in Abbey Gardens in Winchester

painting group in Winchester
Painting in watercolour at Abbey Gardens in Winchester
  • The weather was spectacular when we visited Abbey Gardens in Winchester May sunshine brought lots of people out to spend lunchtime in the sun. We chatted with other artists, met tourists from Canada and the United States and tried to avoid some rather rowdy locals! Not everyone in the painting group chose the parks trees and flower beds, some people painted a view of Winchester Cathedral, while others the rather hansom council offices.
Winchester Cathedral seen from Abbey Gardens

Watercolour painting in gardens near Micheldever

  • Dummer Art Group were invited to paint in beautiful spring gardens near Micheldever. Just as the group were thinking about what they wanted to paint, there was an off-putting sprinkle of rain, and so we arranged to come back to the garden another time. In the event, however, the rain passed quickly and consequently, there was time for a demonstration watercolour, hot coffee and ginger cake!
Lonicera periclymenum
Clematis montans ‘Elizabeth’
A striking Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum)
Judas Tree or Cercis siliquastrum
Judas Tree or Cercis siliquastrum
painting group kit
A watercolour artist’s kit

The Painting Group Calendar for June 2019

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Avington
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Shawford
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Cheriton
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Shawford
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Easton
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  • If you would like to join for any of the painting sessions planned for June or July 2019 then please use the contact form. Full details of locations will be sent to you on enrolment.

Watercolour Painting at Winnall Moors


Watercolour outside!

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Kirstin White’s Winchester watercolour painting group met on a breezy spring afternoon at Winnall Moors today.

Watercolour outside!
Kirstin White with the Winchester watercolour painting group who meet from one until three on a Wednesday.
Out and about painting at Winnall Moors
Winnall Moors
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Out and about painting with Kirstin White
Winnall Moors
Wildlife Reserve in Winchester.
The watercolour painting group met at Winnall Moors in Winchester 
on a chilly spring day in May 2019

The watercolour painting group met at
Winnall Moors in Winchester
on a chilly spring day in May 2019

So much to choose from!

Billowing white May blossom was looking abundant and beautiful against a darkened sky. The ground was covered by a green tapestry of leaves in diverse variety and pockets of bright pink ragged robin shone prettily.

May blossom at the gates
to Winnall Moors nature reserve
Red campion at Winnall Moors in Winchester

Undeterred

We were lucky with the weather, managing to avoid the threatened rain, but the changing light levels made for challenging picture composition. It was a case of knowing what had first drawn us to a particular scene and then remembering to paint it as it had looked when we chose it!

Come and learn
watercolour yourself.

There will be further painting opportunities throughout the summer of 2019. Watercolour outside, in and around Winchester and Basingstoke. If there are wet days when outdoor painting was planned, we will meet at the studio in Dummer, halfway between Winchester and Basingstoke. Everyone welcome but booking is essential.

The ground was a green tapestry when we visited
Winnall Moors, to paint in watercolour, on 8th May 2019.
The Willow Tree (Green King) in Winchester seen from Winnall Moors.
The watercolour painting group met at
Winnall Moors in Winchester
on a chilly spring day in May 2019

Choosing a subject

The view, looking across from the
river, chosen as a watercolour painting subject
by two members of the group.

Views depicting the river water as well as the wonderful spring foliage were favourite watercolour painting subjects. A scene, looking out across from the river was chosen as a by two members of the group. I painted a demonstration of a range of different spring foliage, with the picture held together by an attractive building.

Learn to paint and draw with Kirstin White. Watercolour outside!
A demonstration of spring foliage in watercolour, painted
by Kirstin White, at Winnall Moors in Winchester
Watercolour outside
Watercolour painting with Kirstin White at Winnall Moors in Winchester. May 2019.
Watercolour painting at Winnall Moors with Kirstin White
Winnall Moors – An Exemplar for the Itchen Valley
Natural England
Winchester City Council
Environment Agency
The Tubney Charitable Trust.

The first ‘Out & About Painting with Kirstin White’ of 2019

Watercolour painting outdoors
Watercolour painting with Kirstin White in Winchester.

Watercolour painting outdoors with Kirstin White has begun! 1st May saw the Wednesday group of artists visit St Giles Hill in Winchester to admire the view from the viewing point. Everyone was getting their watercolour paints out on location for the first time in 2019 but nothing had been forgotten! My painting, above, shows Wednesday’s watercolour painting group, sketching the view from St Giles’s Hill in Winchester this week.

Watercolour painting outdoors
Wednesday’s Watercolour Painting Group at St Giles’s Hill, Winchester, UK.
Watercolour painting outdoors
Out & About Painting with Kirstin White

There will be further painting opportunities throughout the summer of 2019. In and around Winchester and Basingstoke. If there are wet days when outdoor painting was planned, we will meet at the studio in Dummer, halfway between Winchester and Basingstoke. Everyone welcome but booking is essential.


In addition to our painting kit, we carry sunhats, sunscreen and water to drink. Most people paint from easels, using just two brushes, three paints, water jars and a mixing pallet. A favourite paper support for watercolour-ing on location is a block of Arches (Not) 140lb/300gsm

Watercolour painting outdoors
The view from St Giles’s Hill in Winchester

Demonstrating at Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2019

A still life with red and white Rhododendrons

A visual diary

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A visual diary of an evening spent demonstrating watercolour painting and enjoying good company at Titchfield Art and Craft Show 2019

Titchfield Art and Craft Show 2019 will be open again tomorrow, Sunday 28th April, from 10 am until 4 pm.

pinTitchfield Art and Craft ShowMill Lane, PO14 4AB Titchfield
Kirstin White, set up and ready to go, with a watercolour demonstration
at this years Titchfield Art & Craft Show
stage one of
Rhododendrons in Watercolour
stage two of
Rhododendrons in Watercolour
Completed demonstration watercolour at Titchfield Art and Craft Show
Rhododendrons in Watercolour
Thanks to Adrian Whyntie for taking this photo

Kirstin enjoys demonstrating to art societies and groups. Use the contact form to arrange a demonstration for your own group.


Last years demonstration at Titchfield featured Tulips

stage one of
The Private View at
Titchfield Art and Craft Show
stage two…. and about to get some major reworking back at the studio!
The Private View at Titchfield Art and Craft Show

Kirstin paints at weddings and events throughout Hampshire and beyond.

The Judge’s Choice awards – (Pete Codling)

1st – The Art Class – Kirstin White Watercolours
2nd – Dragonfly – Fiona Haughton
3rd – Hills Before Sunset – Imogen Phillips


The Art Class by Kirstin White
First place! Sold!

New Exhibitors Awards (White Dog Gallery)

1st – Hills Before Sunset – Imogen Phillips
2nd – Reflect – Jennifer Thorpe – Artist
3rd – A Stroll Along The Shore No 1, Highcliffe – Little glass robin

Also – Highly Commended – Matterhorn – Christopher Luff

Kirstin White’s demonstration in watercolour at the Fund Raising Preview Evening at Titchfield Community Centre

Artists demonstrating over the weekend.
Preview Evening, Kirstin White Watercolours
Saturday morning, D Y Hide Art
Saturday afternoon, Rachel Alexander of ToyPinx
Sunday morning, Lesley Stevens
Sunday afternoon, Ron Moody.

Rachel Alexander of ToyPinx was demonstrating on Saturday afternoon
Titchfield Art and Craft Show is attending Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2019 – Fund Raising Preview Evening at Titchfield Community Centre.

March 23rd 2019

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Really excited about next Saturday 23rd March!  Not only is it the day when paintings in The Accessible Art Show will be on exhibition at Solent University but March 23rd  is also Day of Art in Southampton. 😊

The Accessible Art Show 2019

The Accessible Art Show is a timed, online, auction of art, showcasing the work of many local artists, including me, Kirstin White.
You can view and bid on our work here.
On the final day of the auction, which is 23rd March 2019, all the paintings in the auction will be on display at Solent University, The Spark Building.
10 am – 5 pm.

The Accessible Art Show is the feature exhibition of the Day of Art 2019 and is an all-encompassing one-day art show, combining an art exhibition with a timed online auction (eBay style) supported by Invaluable.

Day of Art

Day of Art will bring together art, music and dance events throughout the city. Here’s a map which shows the partner venues for the #DayofArt on 23 March 2019.

Venues and organisations taking part in the Day of Art include Southampton City Art Gallery, Re:So, Solent University School of Art, Solent Showcase, The Arts Café, My Pottery, The Keepers Collective, Perry’s Art Shop, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, City Eye, Health Watch – SoCo Music Project and the FibonARTcci Gallery (pop-up).

If you would like to see me at work on one of my watercolour paintings, I will be demonstrating, all day from 10 am, at Solent University, The Spark Building.  I will be painting the day’s events, on-the-spot, as I see them and as they unfold.  Hope to see you there and to make you part of the picture!

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Liriodendron tulipifera

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Yesterday’s sunshine took me to Mottisfont House to enjoy some autumn colour in the gardens. The Tulip Trees looked particularly striking. In autumn, the distinctively lobed leaves of Liriodendron tulipifera turn this glorious golden yellow.  I painted this specimen  of Liriodendron tulipifera in watercolour, with the sun warm on my back and the shadows deep and still.

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If you are thinking of growing Liriodendron tulipifera yourself, remember that it is a large and vigorous deciduous tree that needs plenty of space and a pH acid or neutral soil. The tree’s ‘tulip’ flowers are interesting, about 4cm long, tulip-shaped, overall a yellowish-green, with orange marks inside the flower. See the specimen I have painted in watercolour at Mottisfont House, near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0PL.

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Liriodendron tulipifera is a member of the Magnoliaceae family and originates from Eastern North America.  Common names include Tulip Tree, Yellow Poplar and Canary Whitewood.  I am fortunate to have an old and magnificent specimen in the garden where I live.

 

Hampshire Country Sports Day 2018

 

I spent today at one of my favourite events of the year, Hampshire Country Sports Day. Initially chilly, the day grew warm and pleasant, a perfect September Sunday.

I will be making some studio paintings from todays photographs and sketchs but I had fun catching the immediacy of some events in the ring on-the-spot. All original watercolour paintings will be available for sale, look on http://www.kirstinwhite.co.uk or message Kirstin White direct.  A donation to the Countryside Alliance will be made on all sales relating to Hampshire Country Sports Day.

Hampshire Country Sports Day was held at the beautiful Titchbourne Park, Alresford, Hampshire for the last time this year.  I know next years venue in East Meon; another ideal location. I’m already looking forward to Hampshire Country Sports Day 2019 at Bereleigh Estate, GU32 1PH.

 

Kirstin White - Wildfowling Past and Present with Chris Green. ...BANG!
Wildfowling Past and Present with Chris Green. …BANG! – Kirstin White Watercolours

Chris Green demonstration of Wildfowling Past and Present at Hampshire Country Sports Day 2018

A little reseach on the internet tells me that Chris was born in the Westcountry in 1961 and began to learn the ways of wildfowling from the age of 11, when his dad took him out one freezing morning in the dead of winter. This inevitably led Chris to fall in love with the magical world of estuaries, ducks and wild places.

Chris Green demonstration of Wildfowling Past and Present at Hampshire Country Sports Day 2018
Chris Green demonstration of Wildfowling Past and Present at Hampshire Country Sports Day 2018

Chris has appeared on several TV programmes including Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s “A Cook on the Wild Side”, and Rick Stein’s “Food Heroes”. Inspired by working with professional directors and cameramen he also embarked on a career making wildlife and hunting films. His films on pigeon shooting and wildfowling have been a massive success, establishing Chris as one of the country’s leading authorities on filming country sports.

Kirstin White - Lana, GSP, rising above the Mullenscote Gun Dog Training demonstation!
Lana, GSP, rising above the Mullenscote Gun Dog Training demonstation!

As regards Mullenscote Dog Training, I read that, Howard Kirby has been training dogs for more than twenty years, as the proprietor he divides his time between Mullenscote Dog Training Centre and Lains Shooting School.

Howard leads the team at Mullenscote and specialises in training and assisting handlers to get the best from their dogs. Howard and his Mullenscote Dog Training Team can be seen right across the country giving demonstrations and running clinics and seminars. We all enjoyed this years demonstration at Hampshire Country Sports Day.

My dog, Aero, found her wheels at Hampshire Country Sports Day!
My dog, Aero, found her wheels at Hampshire Country Sports Day!

My dog, Aero, pictured with a lovely Morgan Aero at Hampshire Country Sports Day!
My dog, Aero, pictured with a lovely Morgan Aero at Hampshire Country Sports Day!

A cute Sealyham Terrier at Hampshire Country Sports Day 2018.
A cute Sealyham Terrier at Hampshire Country Sports Day 2018.

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