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  • Leisure Painter May 2014
    Paint portraits in pastel, how to create a three-dimensional form in oil, paint spring landscapes in watercolour and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter June 2014
    Paint a Great British bluebell wood, how to add texture to watercolours with Terry Harrison, painting wildlife and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter July 2014
    Make the most of summer sunshine painting coastal, holiday and riverbank scenes, flowers, boats & harbours and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter summer 2014
    How to paint and draw successfully from photographs, paint wet-in-wet sunflowers, follow Alan Owen to paint with pen & wash and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter August 2014
    How to paint watercolours in 30 minutes, paint from your holiday photographs, how to paint rain and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter September 2014
    How to find painting inspiration, develop confidence in your drawing skills, how to paint water and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist May 2014
    Lucy Willis the importance of the size of your work, adding pattern and colour to urban landscapes and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist June 2014
    Top tips for working in pastel, making meaningful brushmarks, still life in oils, painting successful foregrounds and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist July 2014
    Paint dramatic skies, discover useful greens for your landscape painting palette, Jamie Boots detailed wildlife drawings and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist summer 2014
    On-the-spot watercolour sketches, achieving a simple composition, how to paint rocks and cliffs and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist August 2014
    Watercolour portrait sketches with Haidee-Jo Summers,make the best use of textural effects in your watercolours and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist September 2014
    Knife painting alla prima, mark making for wildlife subjects, pastellist's guide to colour and more in this month's issue

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Perspective made easy

The Artist Posted: 11 Jul 2014

One Painting A Day

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From the Forum

RE: Oily paint

I've had tubes split - I was squeezing a tube of Indian Red, of all things; why, I wondered, was no paint coming out of the top; because, I discovered, it was all coming out of the bottom, and right

RE: Oily paint

Acrylic Mars Yellow is prone to this too... Put cap back on firmly....hold tube upside down...massage contents gently to the "new" top several times ..

RE: Oily paint

I use W&N too and haven't had a problem squishing the tubes, just don't overdo it! A cheaper tube of raw umber I was given had split and I just covered in in sellotape and it seems fine. It's


 
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