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:
Paint a Paris scene in watercolour with Sean Terrington Wright
provides easy-to-follow colur mixing advice for fair and dark skin tones - click here to read an extract online
Practice your techniques with Elizabeth Groves
to paint loose watercolour flowers
Mark Mehaffey suggests trying an acrylic underpainting to intensify your watercolour paintings
Paint still lifes in brilliant colours with Steve Strode
Tim Fisher discusses his favourite acrylic supports, and how to get the best results from them
Tony Paul offers advice on all things acrylic
Tony Hogan revsists Daler-Rowney Georgian oil colour whilst painting in Cornwall - click here to read online
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
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!
Trudy Friend shows how to build your drawing skills with one pencil and seven techniques
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
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!