Art Lesson in Hampshire

January 2019

with Kirstin White

 

 

Watercolour Painting

Winchester on Wednesdays 1-3 (weekly)

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Watercolour painting at St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH.

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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.

 

Painting and Drawing Lessons in Hampshire, October and November 2018

* Painting and Drawing with Kirstin White.
What on this month in Hampshire?  In October and November, art lessons are being held in Dummer, near Basingstoke, and in Winchester. Learn Life Drawing or Watercolour Painting in a relaxed and friendly environment. SCROLL DOWN TO SEE ALL CONTENT.  121 lessons are also available, enquire about availability.

WINCHESTER

Life Drawing

Winter 2018. 

FIVE SESSIONS. (SPACES AVAILABLE) £95 + a share of model fees.


(The model fees will come to a maximum total of £50, for all five sessions, and are payable at the first session of the set, 22nd October 2018.)
1-3pm
  1. Monday 22nd October (NOTE: Hampshire schools will be on half term this week)
  2. Monday 29th October 2018.
BREAK
  1. Monday 12th November 2018.
  2. Monday 19th November 2018.
  3. Monday 26th November 2018

    Life Drawing January / February 2019. FIVE SESSIONS

    WINCHESTER FIVE SESSIONS St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, SO23 9LH.

    £95.00

There is also an option to PAY-AS-YOU-GO for life drawing sessions:-

One session of life drawing on 28th January 2019

One session of life drawing on 28th January 2019, including model fees, tea and materials. (Non refundable if you do not attend on 28th January 2019) St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH

£31.00

One session of life drawing on 11th February 2019,

One session of life drawing on 11th February 2019, including model fees, tea and materials. ( Non refundable if you do not attend on 11th February 2019) St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH

£31.00

One session of life drawing on 18th February 2019

One session of life drawing on 18th February 2019, including model fees, tea and materials. ( Non refundable if you do not attend on 18th February 2019) St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH

£31.00

WINCHESTER

Watercolour Painting

November Set.

FOUR SESSIONS

1-3pm (A FEW SPACES AVAILABLE) £60

(not suitable for complete beginners)
  1. Wednesday 7th November 2018.
  2. Wednesday 14th November 2018.
  3. Wednesday 21st November 2018.
  4. Wednesday 28th November 2018.

    Watercolour Painting in December 2018

    Watercolour Painting in December 2018 at St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH. . . . . . . . . . . . * * * TWO Sessions this month * * *

    £30.00

    Weekly Art in Winchester
    Weekly Art in Winchester at St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LH. Wednesday 1-3pm.

DUMMER

MORNING CLUB 11.15 – 1.15 (FULLY BOOKED) £15

AFTERNOON CLUB 2.30 – 4.30 (SPACES AVAILABLE) £15

Beginners welcome at the afternoon session

Weekly PAY-AS-YOU-GO

The Studio & Gallery, Westlea, Tower Hill, Dummer, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2AL.

Dummer Afternoon Art Club in the studio with Kirstin White
Dummer Afternoon Art Club in the studio every Thursday.

Dummer Art Clubs

Use this button to pay for morning or afternoons sessions. More than one session can be purchased at a time.

£15.00

 

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 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.

Bursledon Regatta 2018 – Australia – Down Under.

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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
The last race at Bursledon Regatta 2018
Prior to prize giving 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!

Course Dates, Times, Costs and Locations for Autumn / Winter 2018

Course Dates, Times, Costs and Locations for Autumn / Winter 2018

 

WINCHESTER

Life Drawing

Winter 2018. 

FIVE SESSIONS. (SPACES AVAILABLE) £95 + a share of model fees, payable on 22/11/18

1-3pm

  1. Monday 22nd October (NOTE: Hampshire schools will be on half term this week)
  2. Monday 29th October 2018.

BREAK

  1. Monday 12th November 2018.
  2. Monday 19th November 2018.
  3. Monday 26th November 2018.

    Life Drawing January / February 2019. FIVE SESSIONS

    WINCHESTER FIVE SESSIONS St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, SO23 9LH.

    £95.00

 

WINCHESTER

Watercolour Painting

September Set

REGULARS 1-3pm (SIX SPACES AVAILABLE) £60

BEGINNERS 1.30 – 3pm (SPACES AVAILABLE) £60

  1. Wednesday 5th September 2018.
  2. Wednesday 12th September 2018.
  3. Wednesday 19th September 2018.
  4. Wednesday 26th September 2018.

 

DUMMER

MORNING CLUB 11.15 – 1.15 (FULLY BOOKED) £15

AFTERNOON CLUB 2.30 – 4.30 (TWO SPACES AVAILABLE) £15

Weekly from Thursday 6th September 2018.

 

Dummer Art Clubs

Use this button to pay for morning or afternoons sessions. More than one session can be purchased at a time.

£15.00

SWAY

Watercolour Painting

Autumn/Winter 2018.

SIX SESSIONS. (SPACES AVAILABLE) £136

11.30am – 2.30pm

  1. Tuesday 11th September 2018.

BREAK

  1. Tuesday 25th September 2018.

BREAK

  1. Tuesday 9th October 2018.

BREAK

BREAK

  1. Tuesday 30th October 2018.

BREAK

  1. Tuesday 13th November 2018.

BREAK

  1. Tuesday 27th November  2018.

BOOK THROUGH INSPIRED AND CREATE

 

Tea and tuition include in all sessions.

A materials and equipment list will be given on application, these items are also be available to hire.

WINCHESTER VENUE: St Lawrence Parish Hall, Colebrook Street, Winchester, United Kingdom, SO23 9LH. Bus stop nearby. Some onsite parking.

DUMMER VENUE: The Studio & Gallery Westlea, Tower Hill, Dummer, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom, RG25 2AL. Roadside parking.

SWAY VENUE: Inspired and Create Craft Studios, Art Sway, Station Road, Sway, Hampshire, United Kingdom, SO41 6BA. Railway station opposite. Parking nearby. 

 

 

 

 

Midsomer Murders?

Demonstration stage one
Demonstration stage one

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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.

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Roses around the door

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completed demonstration
Completed demonstration

 

 

 

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

 

Kirstin White Watercolours, The Studio & Gallery, Westlea, Tower Hill, Dummer, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2AL. The Studio & Gallery Westlea, Tower Hill, Dummer, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 2AL. Open 11am to 6pm every Thursday, or by appointment.
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