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June 2021

On Sale: 16/04/2021

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For you to try this month:

  • Julie King completes her painting of spring flowers in watercolour
  • Stephen Coates introduces this month’s painting from a photograph and explains how to work up a strong composition
  • Learn to paint faster and looser, placing shadows and fleeting moments confidently and quickly, with Andy Walker
  • Paint the different textures of a still life of bread, fruit and cheese, with Jackie Garner
  • Explore line-and-wash techniques by drawing and painting a more complicated scene of buildings with Milly England
  • Liz Chaderton demonstrates how to paint a horse’s head in watercolour
  • Kerry Bennett uses a variety of watercolour techniques to produce a delicate interpretation of spring blossom, then paint pink cherry blossom against a bright blue sky, using oils or acrylics, with Valérie Pirlot
  • Katie Putt shares nine easy exercises to help you paint more effectively in watercolour
  • Paint a seascape and cliffs using a limited acrylic palette with Tony Hogan
  • Murray Ince shows how to paint the character and colours of an old Italian alleyway in water-mixable oils


  • Things to do this month
  • Exhibitions
  • Reader's letters
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the June issue of Leisure Painter - out on April 16

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