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In the September 2013 Issue

Leisure Painter September 2013
Publish Date
16 Aug 2013

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Leisure Painter September 2013

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Learn to paint and draw with Leisure Painter - teaching beginners and amateur painters to draw and paint for over 45 years.

Practical painting and drawing features from top art tutors offering step-by-step tuition and easy-to-follow advice on how to draw and paint.

For you to try this month:


Rosemary Hale
explains aerial perspective for successful watercolour landscapes

Try painting two more watercolour skies with part 2 of Dave Pilgram's series

Bettina Schroeder on how to develop your own style of watercolour painting


Artist Lorna Gasperi talks about painting garden scenes using a variety of gouache techniques - click here to read an extract online


Paint a beach scene, step-by-step,  with Elena Parashko

Tony Paul creates, and uses, an impressionist palette using water-mixable oil


  • Tony Hogan uses a knife to put the latest set of Daler-Rowney System 3 acrylics to the test


  • Learn to paint the effects of rain on an urban scene with Bob Elcock

Mixed Media:

New artist contributor, Paula Henchell, introduces a mixed media process to create a three-dimensional looking painting of foxgloves, in part one of a new series


Be inspired by your family album to produce memories in sepia pencil with Pauline Longley (another new contributor) - click here to enter the Leisure Painter and Painters-Online 'Paint from your Family Album' painting competition
  • Tim Fisher looks at the impact of different surfaces on drawing media
  • In part 2 of Lucy Swinburne's painting project she completes a portrait of a child in graphite - send your versions of this project to dawn@tapc.co.uk to feature in the gallery


Derwent Award winner, Barney, by Kerry Beere

View some of the award-winning readers' work from this year's Patchings Exhibition


  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news and gallery
  • Practical art book reviews
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • News from Painters-Online

All this and much, much more in the September issue of Leisure Painter!



How to Paint Gardens in Gouache

Posted: 16 Aug 2013

Find out about the characteristics of gouache and the importance of following good working practice, for painting gardens. Learn to paint more confidently with advice from Lorna Gasperi

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