Leisure Painter October 2023

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Celebrate summer in this month's issue!

On Sale: 18/08/2023

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For you this month:

  • Simplify a summer garden scene by using just four colours with Julie King
  • The late Murray Ince shows how to paint a dramatic sky using water-mixable oils
  • Practise working at speed in line and wash with Tony Underhill's guide to painting a Lake District village in summer
  • Pick up your pastels and paint a copper pan full of summer cherries with Rachel McNaughton
  • DJ shows how to create exciting textures and shapes in your landscape paintings by working with knives
  • Go miniature and paint a tiny rendition of a huge landscape with Christina Hopkinson
  • Discover the value of mixing ink and graphite as Brian Smith continues his look at sketchbooks
  • Let Nina Squire take you into the world of soft pastels in the first of a new series
  • Take three colours and two brushes as you paint a boat on a beach in watercolour with David Webb
  • Ian Pethers demonstrates a moonlit beach scene in ink and wash
  • Learn to work more with tone than colour as Paul Minter tackles colour value substitution
  • Use a variety of watercolour techniques to paint a stack of pebbles in subtle detail with Kerry Bennett
  • Using vehicles as your inspiration, learn how to paint curved surfaces with Tim O'Brien


  • Things to do this month
  • Enter our summer landscape painting competition
  • Exhibitions
  • Latest news and listings from UK art clubs
  • Nina Squire answers a reader's question
  • Art book reviews
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the October issue of Leisure Painter - out on August 18.

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