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Pushing the Boundaries of Watercolour with Chris Forsey


Chris Forsey demonstrates how he uses a variety of water based painting mediums to produce art work which shimmers with light and crackles with energy

Our Magazines

  • 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
  • Leisure Painter October 2014
    How to draw and paint cats, beginners guide to oil painting, how to draw elephants, paint seascapes and more in this month's issue
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Artist October 2014
    How to paint fur and skin in pastel, make reference photographs work for you, capture light and energy in watercolour and 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

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From the Forum

RE: "All art is political"

Rob, what's the problem? I am not sure if Syd was referring to posters like these: http://www.sovietposters.com/ (which you could readily describe as illustration) or to the more subtle

RE: "All art is political"

Here we go again. I don't class the kind of propaganda images you describe as art Syd. Good art after all has standards. Just as the work of Courbet and the French Realist School painters that Amanda

RE: "All art is political"

Some art is patently politica. Propoganda pictures by Britain and the Germans during the WW2 and Russia of course. All the communist countries such as China love pictures of soldiers and peasants


 
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