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

 A toothbrush
 A phone
 A clock
 Your keys
 A laundry basket
 A pair of shoes
 Other (please tell us in the forum)

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New this month -

A Guide for Watercolourists written in 1977 by Cyril Deakins for Leisure Painter

Drizzle, Haslingden by Cyril Deakins


A series of articles written by Norman Battershill for The Artist in 1977 and 1978 on sketching and painting outdoors

Morning by Norman Battershill

Also see the following articles from our long history:

Click here to access and download 'Studies for a Theme' by James Horton taken from The Artist 1978 magazines

How to paint white and monochrome by Catherine Moody - click here to access and download a series of articles from Leisure Painter in 1978

A Series of Three Articles on 'Getting out of a Rut' written for Leisure Painter in 1983 by Alwyn Crawshaw - click to access and download

A Series of Three Articles written by Paul Wyeth R.B.A.. R.P. for The Artist in 1964 - click here to access and download

Click here to access and download the features on painting in Scotland and the Lake District by James Fletcher Watson

Click here to access the final articles on oil painting by Dorothea Sharpe

Click here for the first three articles in the oil painting series by Dorothea Sharpe

Learning to Paint with Diana Armfield - click here for a twelve-part series written for Leisure Painter in 1980

Click here for access to a twelve page online digital booklet containing all four of Edward Wesson's 1962 series, Watercolour Through the Seasons

Click here for access to a twelve page online digital booklet containing Edward Wesson's three-part series, Out and About, written for Leisure Painter in 1980


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Exclusive Club benefits may be on-going but some are for a limited time only – so make sure you look out for new offers each month!

Save £5 on any Perfect Paper Stretcher
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Save £10 on part one of a watercolour
correspondence course with artist
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or £30 when booking parts one and two

Save 10% on a Sketchpal
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Save 20% on all Jackson's
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Buy one get one free on Glyn Macey's
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buy 2 get 1 free offer on Cobra Watermixable
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Save 20% on an author-signed copy of
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Buy this great guide to drawing by
William McLean Kerr
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FREE Paul Riley print when booking
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20% off orders for the first 200 customers

Save 25% on the
Leonardo Collection of art books



Enter the latest Painters'Club members competition .....

Win five practical painting and drawing books worth over £90 (rrp)


Click here to enter the Club competition.

Competition results from last month .....

The winner of the selection of coffee table art books was

Open to all bonus features

Nicole Porter shares her experiences of painting Bishop James of Liverpool, following the unveiling of her work at his Farewell Service held in Liverpool Cathedral in July 2013

Read exclusive Painters'Club hints and tips, bonus features and more ....

Click on the links below to read bonus content for Painters'Club members only

Additional images to accompany Mary Herbert's feature in the summer 2013 issue of The Artist

Ollie, 11x13” (27x32cm)

Click here to see more of Mary's paintings

Rosalind Jelbert Ingram provides additional photographic inspiration to accompany part one of her painting project which can be seen in the March 2013 issue of Leisure Painter

Masterworks - Randolph Schwabe, The Woman’s Land Army and German Prisoners

Paul Riley looks at encaustic tecniques and painting flowers in winter
Click here for top tips and more

Pat Harrison shares a step-by-step demonstration for making your own unique frames - click here to learn how

Click here for additional information from Hilary Page to accompany her article in the December 2012 issue of The Artist - learn all about painting the action portait; exclusively for Painters'Club members

Artistpapers.co.uk, distributors of Strathmore fine art papers, offer advice on choosing the best art papers for different media

Pastel painting techniques for painting river or canal water from Bob Elcock
Click here for bonus tips from Bob

Christine Pybus offers a further step-by-step demonstration for painting a sparkling seascape

click here to read this exclusive bonus feature

Great offers available to members and non-members ....


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Jackson's Art Supplies this month

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Ken Bromley Art Supplies

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