The Artist December 2023

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Be inspired by prize winners in this year's TALP Open and much more.

On Sale: 20/10/2023

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What's in this Issue?


  • The Artist Open Art Competition 2023 - presenting the prize-winning works in this year's competition
  • Caroline Saunders talks to Tom Marsh about his love of painting outdoors alla prima
  • Mike Barr warns agianst flattery
  • Sarah Edmonds offers advice on working on commissions

Practical painting and drawing:

  • In the final article in his series on loosening up with watercolour, Tom Shepherd focuses on edges
  • Jenny Aitken shows how to paint glistening snow scenes in acrylic

  • Richard Suckling demonstrates why limiting your palette of soft pastel colours will give you maximum impact
  • Carole Robson uses found natural objects and discarded materials with mixed-media to create works of art with
  • Paul Talbot-Greaves explains how painting with oils alla prima helps to bring soft focus to his landscapes
  • Steve Griggs shows you why photo references are just the start of your painting journey
  • Explore the properties of watercolour brushes with Amanda Hyatt as she demonstrates a floral watercolour
  • Practise tonal foundations as John Hoar shows how to paint buildings in sepia
  • Paul Bailey shows you how to make the most of your acrylics by pushing them to their limits
  • Limit your palette to suit the scene with top advice from James Willis
  • Adele Wagstaff encourages us to learn to identify surface landmarks and anatomy


  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunites
  • Book reviews
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice

All this and more in the December issue of The Artist, out on October 20.

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