Demonstrating at Titchfield Art & Craft Show 2019

A still life with red and white Rhododendrons

A visual diary

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
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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

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!


Liriodendron tulipifera

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.

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.

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 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.


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 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.

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

A cute Sealyham Terrier at Hampshire Country Sports Day 2018.


Bursledon Regatta 2018 – Australia – Down Under.


Live painting, in watercolour, at Bursledon Regatta 2018. The Swanwick Bursledon & Warsash Regatta with a theme this year of “Australia- Down Under”. Lots of fun with a large turn out, summer weather and antics on the water.

The last race at Bursledon Regatta 2018

Prior to prize giving at Bursledon Regatta 2018

Fireworks at Bursledon Regatta 2018

….and there were fireworks! :0

Also celebrating the eighteenth birthday of my nephew, Felix, today! Happy Birthday Felix! Hip hip!


William Allen

* I enjoyed painting watercolours from the riverside footpath, between The Ship Inn at Swanwick and The Rising Sun in Warsash, today. Not far from Universal Marina, the views of the Hamble River here are spectacular.

The wreck, shown, is taken to be that of the Brixham trawler, William Allen.

Kirstin White – Hamble River in August

Watercolour painting beside the river Hamble

En plein air beside the Hamble near Universal Marina

Cool water on a hot day

#Ipaintatweddings #UniversalMarina #Swanwick #Warsash #HollyHill #watercolour #enpleinair #boats #yachts #painting #originalart #TheShip #TheRisingSun #wreck #RiverHamble #Dogtent…

William Allen


Midsomer Murders?

Demonstration stage one


Classes are taking a break for August and will resume in the first week of September.

If you would like learn to paint and draw yourself, Dummer Afternoon Art Club resumes, weekly, on Thursday 6th September and has capacity for two additional members.

Alternatively, I run a larger class in Winchester, on Wednesday afternoons.  There will be new starters of all abilities in Winchester on 5th September.  A third option is to join classes on a Tuesday, in Sway, in the New Forest.

Roses around the door







Completed demonstration





A Shimmering Curdridge Show


The arena at Curdridge Country Show 2018 was alive with activity today.  I captured some of the dancers from Curdridge Primary School, and the well camouflaged owls that followed them!  Todays lesson; while, after all, owls are not particularly wise, kids are!


A Burrowing Owl, looking cross!

Ferrets asleep on a warm day

King John’s Morris Men

The watercolour painting that I made at the show, depicts arena activities over a period of time.  So much going on in the same space!


Remember these?!

A stunning Jowett Javelin


Painting in Swanwick Marina

Football? What football?

Sunny ‘on-the-spot’ watercolour painting beside the water in Swanwick today. The Jolly Sailor in the background. Families launching and recovering thier dinghys. Idillic!


A Salty Ride

A Bavaria in the Marina


Watercolour Painting Onboard in a British Heatwave

What could be more perfect than a British heatwave and a box of paints? Adding water of course! We had glorious sunshine for British Keelboat Academy Racing on the Hamble this weekend.

  I spent Saturday watercolour painting and sketching onboard Bootlegger 2, a handsome motor boat with lots of space, which was just as well since Bootlegger 2 was both committee vessel and mothership for the event.  Other than the picturesque J70’s, my painting subjects were crews waiting on the mothership, race officers, four delightful children and two seafaring dogs.  All subjects were very patient with my fixed stares!

Resulting paintings, both those made on the day and those I will paint later in the studio, will be for sale at Hampshire Open Studios,


Race officers arranging the flights. British Keelboat Academy Racing.



J70 and crew, British Keelboat Academy Racing.

Jezebel J70 and crew

J70 and crew, British Keelboat Academy Racing.

J70 and crew, British Keelboat Academy Racing.

Little portraits of the children on board the commitee vessel.

Some of the children on board. British Keelboat Academy Racing.

J70’s heading home after the days racing

J70 British Keelboat Academy Racing.

White sails. British Keelboat Academy Racing.

Support vessel heading home to The Royal Southern Yacht Club.

Clodagh the seafaring labrador

Bootlegger 2