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.

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.

A Shimmering Curdridge Show

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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!

 

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A Burrowing Owl, looking cross!

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Ferrets asleep on a warm day

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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!

 

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Remember these?!

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A stunning Jowett Javelin

Watercolour Painting Onboard in a British Heatwave


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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,
http://www.hampshireopenstudios.org.uk/artists/basingstoke/item/kirstin-white

   

Race officers arranging the flights. British Keelboat Academy Racing.
Race officers arranging the flights. British Keelboat Academy Racing.

The crew of Bootlegger 2

 

 

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J70 and crew, British Keelboat Academy Racing.

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Jezebel J70 and crew

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J70 and crew, British Keelboat Academy Racing.

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J70 and crew, British Keelboat Academy Racing.

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Little portraits of the children on board the commitee vessel.

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

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J70’s heading home after the days racing

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J70 British Keelboat Academy Racing.

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White sails. British Keelboat Academy Racing.

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Support vessel heading home to The Royal Southern Yacht Club.

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Clodagh the seafaring labrador

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Bootlegger 2

 

Monday 11th June 2018, Drawing From Life, in Winchester.

 

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Six lessons in drawing from the nude model. Suitable for all levels. We will focus on a different aspect of drawing in each lesson.  The next set of six lessons begin on Monday 11th June 2018.

Pricing includes sugar paper, charcoal and use of a drawing board and portable easel. Feel free to bring your own additional materials to supplement those provided.

£110.00

There is  a payment button here Drawing from Life

Model fees will be divided equally among those attending, payment at first session (this will be under £50 for all six sessions). Tea will be on tap!

Should you prefer to do your own thing in the sessions, you are welcome to do so.  Pose lengths are between one and twenty five minutes, a different model will be with us each week.

Winchester Life Drawing

at St Lawrence Parish Hall in Winchester

Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH

Monday Afternoons 1 pm – 3 pm

June/July 2018 (six weeks)

  1. 11th June   2. 18th June   3. 25th June
    Break
  2. 9th July    5. 16th July    6. 23rd July

 

 

 

 

 

Being Hung at The Royal Southern Yacht Club Today!

Kirstin White – Against the Light

  • One of the paintings available to buy at the exhibition today.

SPRING ART SHOW Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May 2018
SPRING ART SHOW Paintings and Sculpture

 

The Royal Southern Yacht Club host Bursledon Art Society Spring Exhibition 2018.

The Spring Art Exhibition is coming together at The Royal Southern Yacht Club.

 

Ginny Nixon Picture Hanging at the Royal Southern Yacht Club


Come and see the work of Bursledon Art Society and members of The Royal Southern Art Club this weekend. Open 10am until 5pm, Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th 2018. Royal Southern Yacht Club, Rope Walk, Hamble, SO31 4HB.

As the Cuckoo Called!

 

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While in the New Forest painting, this afternoon. I heard my first cuckoo of the year, incessantly! Picked a super spot beside water and made plans to, in some future painting, include the horses drinking from it, The many dogs who stopped to take a dip would be a lot of fun to draw one day too! Hoping for many more hot sunny days.

Raymill Island

 

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Bank Holiday Monday in the sunshine! Painting with friends at the lovely Raymill Island in Maidenhead.

Sunbathing beside the Thames
Kirstin White – Riverside at Boulter’s Lock

Boulters Lock
Painting on Raymill Island in Maidenhead

Boulters Lock, Maidenhead.
Elizabeth and Aero Sketching

Boulter's Lock and Weir in Maidenhead
Kirstin White – Watching the Weir at Boulters Lock

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It’s Titchfield Art & Craft Show next weekend!

 

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‘Tulips in Watercolour’, one of the paintings I will be exhibiting for sale at Titchfield Art & Craft Show this year.

 

Preview Evening
Friday 27th April 2018, 7pm to 9:30pm
Open to the public
Saturday 28th April 2018 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday 29th April 2018 from 10am to 4pm

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