February 23, 2020

Well probably my last post on this nice, easy to use blog! Wix are forcing a change to a blog that is so all singing and all dancing that it is almost unusable and so far gives really disorganised posts.

So I am testing to see if pastelmat is exactly the same across the...

June 24, 2019

and other animals at my exhibition at Bishop's Manor Market Place Howden

For this summer I will be bringing along my largest work yet: a portrait of a beautiful Clydesdale done in pastel pencil. As well this year I have added more British wildlife and birds including th...

June 11, 2019

I have been trialling Pastelmat paper for use with coloured and pastel pencils. It is a very unique paper and requires  a different approach to using it. I feel I have been making some progress with pastel but could not get on with it in CP. 

I have admir...

June 11, 2019

The snow leopard is finally completed! I lost count of the hours spent on this one but I think it was worth it. I have learned my lesson which is "when you think it is finished add some more layers!"

I have always been frustrated by my inability to get the detail I see...

June 26, 2018

I have previously always worked quite small when producing artwork. A3 (11.7" x 16.5 ") was as large as I had done. As a coloured pencil artist puting down many layers with the point of a pencil was a real test of my patience - and I'm not a patient person! However aft...

March 18, 2018

Last time I posted I told you that my graphite drawing was accepted for the Ferens Open Exhibition in Hull. It has a bit of a back story that I'd like to share.

My husband Paul and I had always wanted to go to to the USA for a western riding holiday. In 1999 we did just...

February 9, 2018

Just as I was leaving home to walk Tia my phone rang:

Voice: Is that Gwen Kitching?

Me: Yes

Voice: Did you enter the Ferens Open Exhibition with a work called "Bristle cone Pines?"

Me: Yes

Voice: Where is it? Delivery closed yesterday  and it's not here.

Me: WHAT! it was rej...

January 29, 2018

I have been super busy over the last couple of months with house and commissions so no time to post. I've also been sorting out my studio and de-cluttering, I can't believe   the things I had forgotten about. I have also been busy training Tia, my 15 month old Shih-Tzu...

October 23, 2017

Had a great weekend exhibiting at the Bishops Manor Art show in Howden Yorkshire. I Sold 4 pieces and a sketch that I did while at the show. It was busy both days and it seemed that most of the artists and makers there also did well.
I was fortunate enough to share my...

October 2, 2017

 I joined East Riding Art Group earlier this year and have shown my paintings with them for the first time this year. Gill and I went to the preview evening on Friday. There was some superb artwork on show and I am glad I was not the one trying to decide which should r...

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