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May 2021

On Sale: 19/03/2021

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What's in this Issue?


  • Caroline Saunders talks to Liz Wright about her love of strong colour and mixing fantasy with reality
  • Should you use black in your palette? Mike Barr invites you to join him on the dark side
  • Penny Harris shares top tips for improving your writing and communication skills for reaching online followers

Practical painting and drawing:

  • How to capture boats and reflections in watercolour with Paul Weaver
  • Anne McCormack shares her ideas for working out composition as she demonstrates an interior scene in acrylics
  • Use a limited palette to study tone and temperature with Adele Wagstaff
  • Be inspired by Oriental artists as Paul Riley uses watercolour to paint flowers and the insects that visit them
  • William Mather reveals how he painted his first online portrait using Facetime
  • Look ahead to the end of lockdown as Kevin Scully shares his tips for sketching people, both stationary and on the move
  • Diana Boanas shows how to paint a still life of everyday kitchen equipment
  • Discover the importance of choosing the right frame and how to make your own frames for oil paintings with Alan Bickley
  • Barry Herniman shows how to paint moody seas and crashing waves


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

All this and more in the May issue of The Artist, out on March 19

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