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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:


  • Pamela Kay shows how to tackle and paint masses of garden flowers in oil
  • How to add figures to your landscapes by Tony Parsons
  • Steve Strode produces four sparkling studies using Cobra Water Mixable Oils


  • Paint a peacock step-by-step using wet-in-wet watercolour with Alison Fennell


  • Colin Steed brings two disappointing watercolours back to life using acrylics

Coloured Pencil:

  • Linda Hampson introduces three pansies for you to draw using coloured pencil for this month's painting project
  • Tips and techniques for drawing animals with Linda Birch


  • Carol Massey shows how to paint the shapes and patterns we see in water
  • What to pack and where to go - plein-air painting advice from David Webb
  • Lorna Gasperi shows how to capture landscapes using the vivid colours of gouache
  • How to use cool blues with Tony Paul
  • Produce many sketches from just one scene with Judith Milne
  • Try something different with Yukki Yaura's Japanese ink painting techniques


  • 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 summer issue of Leisure Painter - out on June 17.