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October 2020

On Sale: 04/09/2020

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For you to try this month:


  • Make the right paper and colour choices to add sparkle and light to your watercolours with Wil Freeborn
  • Use masking fluid to paint flowing water in part two of Colin Joyce's painting project
  • Discover Jackson's Artist watercolours with Tim Fisher
  • Liz Chaderton shares colour-mixing ideas for skin tones


  • Paint a tropical beach scene at sunset with Elena Parashko
  • Build confidence as Shelagh Ashley shows how to draw directly with a pen
  • Paint a New York street scene using acrylics and painting knives with Mike Rollins
  • Amanda Cooper shows how to capture autumn light in your garden scenes
  • Use oil pastels and watercolour to sketch sporting figures with Linda Birch
  • Paint a sunlit woodland in oils with DJ
  • Anne Kerr shows how to add watercolour, acrylic ink or Inktense to enhance your pastel pencil work
  • Jade Williams reports on aids for artists embracing disabilities or illness
  • Be inspired by award-winning work from this year's Leisure Painter Open Competition


  • Four page pull-out guide to art courses
  • Things to do this month
  • Exhibitions
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books
  • Reader's letters
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the October issue of Leisure Painter - out on September 4

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