Welcome

Rita Mitchell Studio

Welcome to my blog

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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

Rita

My Local Nature Reserve

How lucky I am to be living so close to Attenborough Nature Reserve. This award winning Visitor Centre is a beautiful design and run on ecological principles.

Attenborough Nature Reserve in Watercolour

New Work

Another recent painting based on a drawing made in the studio of the Nottingham Society of Arts. The two ladies were chatting and enjoying a coffee during a break in our painting session. I couldn’t resist making a painting of them.

I have just sold this painting at the Nottingham Society of Artists on Friar Lane. It’s available to view untill 4pm on Easter Sunday.

New Watercolour

One of my favourite views of Swansea Bay. This one looks out from Oystermouth Castle in the autumn towards Mumbles Head and the lighthouse. Often referred to as the Gateway to Gower it’s popularity has never waned since in Victorian times, a railway ran around the bay making it accessible for all.

New Watercolour

I have been inspired by my recent visit to Gower on the South Wales Coast. It’s my favourite place to visit as I spent many hours there painting the lovely scenery for the calendars and cards which I published while I lived in Swansea. I am working on another one. I’ll post it soon.

Swansea Bay looking towards the Mumbles

New Work

Now that all the planning has been done for the Attenborough, Beeston and Chilwell Art’s Trail, it’s time to get into the studio each day and paint.www.abcarttrail.uk

This Collage is a new work and is now on exhibition at the Nottingham Society of Artists’ Gallery in the Fellows exhibition. The exhibition finishes on Sunday 21st April so you may just have time to see it.

The Lady Sings

I like a challenge.

I am looking back through my print archives before I start a new season of painting.  A few images are mulling around in my head and I have been gathering a few blank canvases.

This watercolour of Swansea Marina was quite large and certainly took many hours to paint.

I am going down to Swansea soon and I will be getting more inspiration from beautiful Gower.

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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,