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  • Leisure Painter December 2013
    Practice perspective, create depth in your paintings, mixed media techniques, mix autumn colours and more in this month's issue.
  • Leisure Painter January 2014
    Paint white on white, a whole year of painting project ideas, paint successful skies, paint snowy landscapes and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter February 2014
    David Bellamy's watercolour secrets, the practices of Edward Wesson, loose watercolour techniques with Alan Owen and more in this month's issue
  • Leisure Painter March 2014
    Turn old sketches into new paintings with Alwyn Crawshaw, pastel pencils to draw a barn owl, using a limited palette and more in this month's issue.
  • Leisure Painter April 2014
    Create texture and movement with pastels, paint raindrops in watercolour, paint the Great British weather and more in this month's issue
  • 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
  • The Artist December 2013
    The work of Darren Woodhead, Rob Leckey and Cynthia Poole plus resist techniques, life drawing, sketching in public and more in this month's issue.
  • The Artist January 2014
    Reinvent your art, paint urban nightscapes, adopting a professional approach to your work, large-scale portraits and more in this month's issue.
  • The Artist February 2014
    Why foregrounds matter, the colours of winter, Tanya Lock's wildlife paintings, achieving detail in charcoal and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist March 2014
    Jason Bowyer on being an official war artist at Camp Bastion, how to use oil painting mediums and more in this month's issue
  • The Artist April 2014
    Paint in shades of grey and black, introduction to impasto, try adding collage 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

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From the Forum

RE: BRUSHO FOR SYD

I got Amazon on the net and underwent all the rigours of the Spanish Inquisition having to sign in and type everything twice then my mobile phone number(what for?) this number had optional

RE: what , no pastels?

Hi Robert ........Some artists use a fine grade of sand paper but I am not sure of its acidity rating. Fisher paper rings a bell but I don't know much more than that. Cheers,.....Syd

RE: Intelligence Questionable?

There are some interesting points about the issue on


 
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