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.

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


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

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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

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

One week to go.

I have some new paintings on my studio easel.  I am hoping they will be dry for my open studio on the 24th snd 25th November.

This is an oil painting of one of my favourite views of Attenborough Nature Reserve with St Mary’s Church in the distance.  At this stage I have painted the first layer of oil colour over the fixed charcoal drawing on the canvas.  I’ll posy again tomorrow with the progress.

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Bracelet Bay


Another one of my calendar watercolurs.  This is available as a fine art print on archive paper made especially to order. See my website for detaiils of other prints. http://www.ritamitchellstudio.com

The two limestone islets which form Mumbles Head mark the western end of Swansea Bay. A fossil coral reef can be seen in the centre portion of the Mumbles Head just below the rim of the cliffs.

The bay offers a dramatic view, especially when there is a strong wind and the incoming tide beats on the rocks to add excitement to the already spectacular scene.

The name Mumbles is said to have arisen due to the distinctive shape of the two islets, which seem to resemble breasts. ‘Mumbles’ could derive from the French mammelles or the Roman Mammulae.

The first lighthouse was built on the outer islet in 1793, where light to warn ships was generated by a fire at the top of the tower.

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