The Artist August 2021

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Paint a still life of roses in a silver bowl, be inspired to paint birds in the wild, use pastels to paint a New York nocturne and much more.

On Sale: 09/07/2021

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What's in this Issue?


  • Discover the Derwent Tinted Charcoal Paint Set and take your creative charcoal work to the next level
  • Caroline Saunders talks to Paula Sharples about her stylised designs
  • Sarah Edmonds looks at ways to make an income without compromising your passion for art
  • Enjoy an extract from a new book by Andrew Lambirth, created to celebrate Royal Academician Diana Armfield’s 100th birthday
  • Learn to recognise your own style of painting with Mike Barr

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Sandra Corpora experiments with reds as she prepares a still life of roses in a silver bowl
  • Be inspired to paint birds from life with Richard Allen as he sketches birds on the shoreline in watercolour
  • Robert Brindley shows how to paint nocturnes in pastel with a night-time New York street scene
  • Hazel Soan concludes her current series by getting up close and personal with facial and full figure portraits
  • Re-connect with nature as Ann Blockley shares her love of found objects for inspiring her work
  • Tom Cringle completes his series with a look at how sketching skills can inform a studio painting
  • Discover successful colour mixes for summer landscapes with Paul Talbot-Greaves
  • Soraya French shows how liquid acrylics can be used with dry media to create vibrant floral paintings
  • Will Teather shares the process of a commission to paint two children in his trademary style
  • Learn to translate feelings experienced when gathering source material into your finished work with Carole Baker

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