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Plein air, palette knives, portraits and pens - all this and more in The Artist this month.

On Sale: 26/11/2021

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What's in this Issue?


  • Susie Hodge talks to John D Martin, winner of The Artist Award in the Royal Society of British Artists’ annual exhibition
  • Be inspired to paint en plein air by Geoff Hunt and the Wapping Group of Artists, as they celebrate their 75th year
  • Sarah Edmonds explores the benefits of working with charities as part of your artistic practice

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Mark Fennell demonstrates portraits using oil and palette knives
  • Martin Taylor demonstrates how to preserve the light and white areas as he paints a snowy winter landscape in watercolour
  • Find out how Richard Suckling changed his painting practice during the pandemic with a journey into flower painting
  • Amanda Hyatt shows how pen-and-wash techniques can be used to make reference sketches in your sketchbook
  • Julie Collins begins a new series in which she considers some common painting problems
  • Jenny Aitken demonstrates a portrait of a dog that captures the animal’s character
  • Follow Keith Tunnicliffe as he shows you how he created a linocut of swans in flight in a loose and colourful style
  • Alan Bickley demonstrates how to create visually strong paintings by focusing on the tonal values
  • Join Paul Riley as he explores brushes for watercolour
  • Ian Sidaway advises on how to choose and use dip pens and techniques to try with them
  • Sky Landscape Artist of the Year contestant Rosemary Firth show how to use collage to create landscape scenes from photographs


  • The Artist guide to open competitions and exhibitions in 2022 and beyond
  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Book reviews
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice Award

All this and more in the January issue of The Artist, out on November 26.

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