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Leisure Painter July 2013


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:

Watercolour:

how to paint a Paris scene
Paint a Paris scene in watercolour with Sean Terrington Wright

how to paint different skin tones
Tony Paul provides easy-to-follow colur mixing advice for fair and dark skin tones - click here to read an extract online

How to paint sunflowers
Practice your techniques with Elizabeth Groves to paint loose watercolour flowers

And:
  • Mark Mehaffey suggests trying an acrylic underpainting to intensify your watercolour paintings

Acrylic:

how to paint bright still lifes

Paint still lifes in brilliant colours with Steve Strode

And:

  • Tim Fisher discusses his favourite acrylic supports, and how to get the best results from them
  • Tony Paul offers advice on all things acrylic

Oil:

Daler-Rowney Georgian Oils

Tony Hogan revsists Daler-Rowney Georgian oil colour whilst painting in Cornwall - click here to read online

Pastel:

  • Jenny Keal shows how to tackle a profusion of green in the landscape in part one of her painting project
  • Bob Elcock completes his picture of orangutans using pastel pencils - click here to see reader's versions

Other media:

Paint landscapes in gouache

Follow Linda Birch as she uses Turner Acrylic Gouache to paint landscapes

You could win one of two 20ml Turner Acrylic Gouache Japanesque 45 colors sets worth £126 each courtsey of Jackson's Art Supplies - click here to enter!

And:

  • Trudy Friend shows how to build your drawing skills with one pencil and seven techniques

Plus:

  • Robin Capon talks to artist Helen Simpson about her working life
  • Find out how different brushes can help create texture and effects with Linda Birch

And:

  • Your month starts here
  • Art club news and listings
  • Exhibitions from around the country
  • Reviews of the latest art books and DVDs

All this and much more to help you improve your painting skills!



 
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