Rita Mitchell Studio

Welcome to my blog

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.

More details at my website http://www.ritamitchellstudio.com


Charcoal drawings

I love drawing on a large scale with charcoal. You have to stand at an easel and act like a proper painter; standing back and lurching forward and waving your arm about. These two drawings arrived when I was doing just that. Classic FM on the radio helps as well.

Prints made to order.

Sometimes less is more!     072pier2I have discovered a really good printing company,.  They produce fabulous quality prints of archive quality.  The colours and clarity are so close to the originals,

The finished painting. ( I think)

There is always a chance that as I live with it for a while I’ll see something else I want to add.  I really couldn’t resist adding the heron.  All I need to do now is hang it in the studio ready for next weekend’s open studio event.  Everyone welcome – 11m to 4pm. 39 Long Lane, Attenborough. NG9 6BNAttenborough in oil small

atbo oil 4

Another session on my Attenborough painting.   I have pushed back the distance with a pale blue glaze and added the right hand reflections.

The next stage

atbo oil 3

Much more colour now. I am aiming to keep the light and shade values of the charcoal drawing.