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In the March 2013 Issue

TheArtist March 2013
Publish Date
01 Feb 2013

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The Artist March 2013

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The original practical magazine for all artists - packed with inspiring features - since 1931!

Included in this month's issue:


Victoria Park, Hackney, 2012,
iPad art using Brushes app, fingers and Wacom bamboo stylus

All in a day's work with Tim Vyner

In Conversation:

Courgettes, oil on canvas, (51x61cm)

Julian Halsby talks to artist Christopher Aggs

Practical painting and drawing:

Observational drawing with Charles Williams

Soraya French introduces working with pastels

Acheiving effective whites in watercolour with Paul Riley

Julia Trickey continues her series on painting botanical watercolours

  • The progression from watercolour to oil with Martin Taylor
  • Techniques for pastel landscapes with Sarah Bee
  • Finding your own style - pointers from Haidee-Jo Summers (click here to read online)
  • Will Teather relates the progress of a portrait commission
  • Working from light to shadow - watercolour working process with Ian Potts


Haidee-Jo Summers reports on Arches Huile paper

A test report on Dr Ph Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolour, Hydrus Fine Art Watercolour and Bombay India Ink by Ian Sidaway
(Click here to read this test report)

  • Susie Hodge reviews some apps for finding and viewing art
  • Manet: Portraying Life - Julian Halsby reviews this must-see exhibition
  • Soraya French looks at a triad of hansa yellow medium, quinacridone magenta and phthalo blue


  • Reader's letters
  • In View
  • Opportunities
  • Exhibitions

All this and much more!


The Artist

Arches Huile Paper

Posted: 15 Mar 2013

Any reservations Haidee-Jo Summers had about this new oil painting paper were swept away as she began painting

The Artist

Finding Your Own Painting Style - Pointers from Haidee-Jo Summers

Posted: 01 Feb 2013

Haidee-Jo Summers offers pointers for finding your own creative style of painting.

The Artist

Dr Ph Martin's Watercolour and ink products reviewed

Posted: 25 Jan 2013

Ian Sidaway tests the Dr Ph Martin's range of watercolour and ink products. Using Radiant Concentrated Watercolour, Hydrus Fine Art Watercolour and Bombay India Ink.

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