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What is the most mundane object that you have ever been inspired to paint?

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 A phone
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 Your keys
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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From the Forum

RE: The Life Drawing thread

Very nice, Dennis. Love the colours, and the flatness really works.

RE: Intelligence Questionable?

I did like your closing quote on your blog post, Pat. Apologies for going off on one re. religion.

RE: Intelligence Questionable?

We did a tiny bit of maths using Roman numerals when I was a child. It was kind of fun, but a bit pointless. I'm mostly annoyed, mathswise, at the gap between primary and secondary into which


 
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