The Artist March 2022

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Paint colourful night scenes, semi-abstracts, try gyotaku and more!

On Sale: 21/01/2022

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  • Tim Benson, president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and winner of The Artist Award in last year’s ROI annual exhibition, talks to Susie Hodge about his expressive and emotive oil portraits
  • Sarah Edmonds reports on how digital tools can be used to enhance and promote your work
  • Portrait Artist of the Year finalist Sally Ward discusses how to get your work seen by a wider audience and raise your profile as an artist
  • Mike Barr muses on why some uninspiring works (no names mentioned) command attention and high prices just because of the signature

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Capture the lights and colours of night scenes with advice and tips from Jenny Aitken
  • Depart from reality by following Haidee-Jo Summers as she develops a semi-abstract oil painting from a still-life set-up
  • Discover how to use Steve Griggs’ ‘patch-quilt’ watercolour technique and follow him as he paints a colourful landscape
  • David Thomas demonstrates how painting a portrait from an unposed photograph can capture character
  • Clare Lord reveals her strategies for collecting information to ensure she keeps the plein-air life in her painting during the winter months
  • Ian Sidaway offers his personal guide to choosing watercolour brushes to suit your way of working
  • Amanda Hyatt explains and encourages you to try the gyotaku art form – the Japanese method of printing painted fish onto rice paper
  • Graham Webber begins a new three-part series in which he focuses on colour mixing for landscape painting in oil
  • Follow Barry Herniman as he paints winter snow scenes in watercolour
  • Julie Collins offers her top tips for ensuring your colours stay fresh and clean
  • Becky Thorley-Fox demonstrates how she captures rolling and crashing waves and the moods and atmosphere of coastal scenes in oil


  • Pull-out guide to art courses and holidays
  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Book reviews
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice Award

All this and more in theMarch issue of The Artist, out on January 21.

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