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July 2020

On Sale: 22/05/2020

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For you to try this month:


  • Lesley Linley shares simple steps for anyone looking to start with watercolours
  • Paint a busy holiday scene of St Ives with Rachel McNaughton using line and wash techniques
  • Jem Bowden shows how to create strong compositional sketches and sets a painting challenge


  • Ann Kerr completes her butterfly on a thistle with a step-by-step pastel demonstration
  • Paint a modern composition of a rose from a photograph with Elena Parashko
  • Valérie Pirlot shows how to create the effect of lamp light on a writing desk
  • Develop your oil sketching skills with Tim Fisher as he takes you on a trip to Norfolk
  • Learn to create a sense of perspective, light and drama in your pastel sky studies with Rebecca de Mendonça
  • Amanda Cooper provides inspiration for sketching and painting in your garden
  • Try using different marker pens to create a variety of scenes with Linda Birch
  • Jackie Garner continues her exploration into acrylic painting with a look at liquid, gel and textural mediums
  • Paint backgrounds to set off your flower studies to perfection with Trudy Friend
  • Wendy Jelbert shares nine tips and techniques for finding inspiration and fun when painting at home


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

All this and more in the July issue of Leisure Painter - out on May 15.

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