Rita Mitchell Studio

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My studio June 2016

I will use this space to display my work, give tutorials on how paintings are created, display the events I am taking part in and share the history of my painting.

Please feel free to get in touch about anything you see which you are interested in.

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I started this painting with lots of things in the background – pictures on the wall, books on a shelf etc. Gradually , one by one, I removed them till I had what you see here: pure concentration. I love that journey that painting always ibecomes. That time when the subject dictates to me what is required.

A Big Thank you to all the people who visited my studio for the Arts’ Trail on the first weekend in June 2019

Now that I have recovered my voice and engergy I thought that I would share some of my more personal paintings with you. They date from the time when I undertook a degree course in Art and Literature. It was quite a decision to decide which to concentrate on; I chose art but I also love to write and have many poems stashed away in a drawer which I add to from time to time.

I call this oil painting. SON ARISING (The spelling is deliberate.) The original is not for sale but giclee prints can be especially made.

A little sophistication


Certain images call for a different tecnique. Here monoprints are used to create pictures of contrast with a single colour. A strong surface texture and arbitary shapes give the viewer chance to use their imagination. ‘Black Iris’ was the first title to come to mind. They are still on my drawing board. Can anyone suggest a title for me?

Castles in Wales

Castle Coch in Watercolour
Castell Coch, meaning the Red Castle can be seen from the M4 as you head West into Wales.
It is wonderful from the outside , as you can see from the painting, but inside is a delight which you just don’t expect. It is very popular for weddings – who would not want to walk hand in hand down the drawbridge with the photographer waiting to capture the scene.

Welsh Castles

Watercolours of Wales. All available at my studio for the Arts Trail. (www.abcarttrail.uk) or to post in a rigid posting tube.

Mousehole, Cornwall

This oil Painting brings back lovely memories of a holiday in this little fishing village. It is exactly the kind of scene that I like to capture in paint.

New Painting

I have really enjoyed creating this painting. At times I just feel like dropping some watercolour paint onto wet paper and watching the effects. The results are unpredictabe and always fun. After that I can have a lovely peaceful time making sence of it all. Sometimes it works.

Spring Flowers