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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 50 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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Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th Anniversary in 2017!

For you to try this month:


  • Follow Julie King as she paints a garden scene in part two of her painting project
  • Build confidence in handling watercolour and your brushes with tips from Hazel Soan
  • Tips and techniques for painting colourful gardens with Judith Milne
  • Paul Hopkinson shows how to paint a harvest mouse, step-by-step, in the first of a two-part demonstration
  • Develop your skills with Rachel McNaughton as you paint foxgloves
  • How to paint a cat in watercolour with Liz Chaderton


  • Paint an autumnal scene on Bodmin Moor with Tony Hogan
  • Rodney Kingston demonstrates a busy still life of bottles, jars and spoons


  • Bring your deach scenes to life with Christine Pybus
  • Colin Steed shows how to paint a village scene from several photographs
  • Learn how to combine inks with soft pastel to create beautiful landscapes with Tim Fisher
  • Adrienne Parker reports on her experiments with Jackson's Handmade Soft Pastels
  • Tony Paul begins a four-part series on composition with a look at classic shapes
  • Try a miniature challenge with Helen White
  • Amanda Cooper offers a lesson in landscape painting on holiday
  • View the winners of this year's Leisure Painter Open Exhibition and Competition


  • Paint your favourite shoes for this month's anniversary painting competition
  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Practical art books reviewed
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more, plus your FREE 16-page guide to art courses and holidays in the October issue of Leisure Painter - out on September 8.