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Go chasing waterfalls in watercolour and much, much more!

On Sale: 15/04/2022

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  • Caroline Saunders talks to Royal Academician Bill Jacklin about his large-scale oils and how he’s inspired by the streets of New York City
  • Josephine Neil of The Windrush Gallery talks to David Curtis VPRSMA, ROI about his working methods and approach to watercolour painting, ahead of his forthcoming exhibition
  • Steve Griggs reveals how his dream of becoming a full-time watercolour artist could not have been realised without the help of his wife and trusted business partner, Sue
  • Sarah Edmonds talks to printmaker Rod Nelson to discover what fine artists can learn from printmakers for whom digital art forms part of their practice
  • See the winners of the monthly challenges we set throughout 2021 to celebrate our 90th year
  • Mike Barr extols the benefits of painting en plein air – it’s infectious and it will improve your skills

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Paul Riley looks at how literature, poetry, philosophy and religion can fire the imagination
  • Robert Brindley demonstrates a harbour scene with moored boats in gouache
  • Paint lakes, rivers and waterfalls with Paul Weaver as he demonstrates how to capture the effect of still and moving water in watercolour
  • Catherine Ingleby shares her tips and advice for painting successful animal portrait commissions, as she demonstrates a characterful portrait of a dog
  • Be inspired by Lizzie Black to paint a still-life set-up on your garden table, in oils
  • In the first of two articles, Alan Bickley explains how best to capture skies when painting with oils
  • Pastellist Felicity House shares her approach to painting interior scenes
  • Becky Thorley-Fox compares the differences between oils and watercolours for painting garden birds
  • Julie Collins takes a deep dive into watercolour materials
  • Barry Herniman reveals how the Fude bent nib pen has enabled him to take his work to another level


  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice

All this and more in the June issue of The Artist, out on April 15

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