April 2022

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Have fun experimenting with sponge rollers, corrugated cardboard, tinted papers and more!

On Sale: 18/02/2022

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For you this month:

  • Winner of the Leisure Painter award in our 2021 TALP Open, Stuart Johnson, talks about his painting life
  • Create a fun map using watercolour and collage techniques with Hazel Jarvis
  • Discover different focal points for composition as Andy Walker introduces this month's painting project
  • Veronica Winters completes her coloured pencil still life on tinted paper
  • Try an exciting surface and help the environment too as Liz Chaderton uses cardboard packaging and newsprint for her watercolour paintings
  • Develop your acrylic painting skills with Alice May
  • Stephen Coates shows how to paint three simple vignettes of water, rocks and trees in watercolour
  • Learn to draw realistic fabric using lost-and-found edges with Elena Parashko
  • Stephen Coates demonstrates two simple watercolour snow scenes for beginners
  • Learn to paint against the light with watercolour painting advice from Brian Smith
  • Manda Comisari shares 12 gouache painting techniques for you try
  • Pick up and ink pen and draw! Colin Joyce begins a new three-part series on sketching
  • To mark The Queen's platinum jubilee, Linda Birch showcases the Queen's horses as subjects for painting
  • Paint figures on the Mediterranean coast with Murray Ince
  • Get creative with acrylic paints and sponge rollers with ideas from Peter Wood
  • Julie King shows how paint white anemones using just three colours


  • Call for entries to our TALP Open 2022 competition
  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Exhibitions
  • Practical art book reviews
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the April issue of Leisure Painter - out onFebruary 18.

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