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Learn to paint and draw with Leisure Painter - the number one learn-to-paint magazine, teaching beginners and amateur painters 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.
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For you to try this month:

Watercolour:

  • Jem Bowden introduces a Welsh landscape for this month's painting project
  • Create the perfect composition for garden scenes with Julie King
  • David Webb describes a simple three-wash process for painting quickly and efficiently outdoors
  • Follow Paul Hopkinson to paint a kingfisher study step-by-step

Acrylic:

  • Try glazing, sgraffito and wax resist techniques for painting still lifes with Marilyn Scott
  • Paul Alcock shows you how to paint an iconic summer beach scene

Pencil:

  • Linda Hampson completes her coloured pencil pansies by demonstrating how to create trompe l'oeil effects
  • Draw a detailed tree from a black and white photograph with Denis John-Naylor

Oil:

  • Learn to capture the colours of summer with Christine Pybus
  • Linda Matthews shows how to paint 30-minute oil studies

Plus:

  • Tony Paul discusses the properties of two popular warm purples: cobalt violet and permanent magenta
  • Seasonal ideas and inspiration from Linda Birch
  • Read about Leicester Sketch Club, winner of the 2016 Art Club of the Year competition

And:

  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and much more in the August issue of Leisure Painter