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Artistically, what would you most like to acheive in 2015?

 Taking part in an exhibition
 Entering a painting competition
 Visiting more exhibitions
 Exploring a new medium or subject
 Receiving painting or drawing tuition
 Other (please tell us in the forum)

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Featured video of the month

The animated art of Juan Fontanive

For something a bit different - this is the animated art work of Juan Fontanive. Each frame is hand illustrated and installed in a kinetic box to simulate motion

Our Magazines

  • Leisure Painter November 2014
    Paint a self-portrait, how to create an iridescent feather in coloured pencil, paint the colours of autumn and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter December 2014
    Paint a water scene in pastel, wet-in-wet washes for painting autumn leaves, how to paint an apple and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter January 2015
    Paint falling snow with David Bellamy, explore colour mixing, paint a red deer and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter February 2015
    How to paint interesting interiors, use pastels to paint still lifes, paint like JMW Tuner using acrylics and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter March 2015
    How to mix greens, Chinese brush painting, paint landscapes in oil, learn to paint black & white animals and birds and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter April 2015
    How to make a monoprint, paint sparrows for World Sparrow Day, how to paint dramatic skies and misty mornings plus much more in this month's issue
  • The Artist November 2014
    30-minute painting work-outs, paint a portrait on an iPad, using collage and acrylics to create atmosphere and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist December 2014
    What makes a strong composition, plein air paintings on large canvasses, discover what it's like to paint in front of TV cameras with David Thomas and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist January 2015
    Advice from Steve Hall on watercolour paintings to stand out in open competitions, Ken Howard painting in New York and more in this months issue
  • The Artist February 2015
    Ken Howard on painting in Paris, learn to produce expressive acrylic paintings, paint urban graffiti and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist March 2015
    Oil pastel techniques, the notan principle with Haidee-Jo Summers, overcoming watercolour problems and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist April 2015
    Masterclass with artist Lachlan Goudie, inspiration for painting portraits with Aine Divine, watercolour landscapes with David Parfitt and much more in this month's issue

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From the Forum

RE: cedar/cyupress trees

Been in the garden all morning - I have a wall enclosed garden (12ft6ins high) which is ivy clad and required pruning - dirty dusty work and a lot harder than pushing a paint brush. Anyway whilst

RE: Can you bleach brushes?

Why do they advertise some bushes as bleached bristle then? Silly that isnt it. They are clean just stained I suppose, i used to keep them spotless but was spending more time cleaning than i was

RE: Can you bleach brushes?

Like that.  On the gallery with it, if you haven't already.  But before that - go and clean your brushes.....

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