• Gwen Kitching

Studio Day Out

This weekend (May 6 and 7) was the Pocklington Open Arts Studios. Because of time restraints I only had time to visit one studio so i went to see Catherine Inglis at Skirpenbeck. I have attended many of her workshops in pastel as I love the medium but struggle with achieving the level of detail I want in my work.

She has really helped improve my results and given me confidence to persevere in pastel. She also makes a mean strawberry scone, one of which I took home for after my tea!

She was showing some lovely work and has a lovely updated studio of which I am very jealous.

There was a photographer sharing her open day, Lesley Peatfield, who was showing some lovely work. I particularly liked her black and white photos and those of clouds.

I do enjoy open studio visits. Its great to see other artists at work (and pick up new ideas)

Looking forward to the East Riding Artists studio open days this September

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