May 2022 The Artist

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Paint a veritible bouquet of flowers with Lisa Timmerman, Helen Tarr and Jenny Aitken. Plus be inspired by music, theatre and dance and much more!

On Sale: 18/03/2022

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What's in this Issue?


  • Steve Griggs shares advice on liaising with a client when working to commission
  • Sarah Edmonds talks to illustrator Imogen Harvey-Lewis and finds out what fine artists can learn about digital art

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Paul Riley explores how music, theatre and dance can provide inspiration for your work
  • Follow Lisa Timmerman to paint a floral scene in acrylics
  • Graham Webber explores additional colours for your landscape oil painting palette
  • Portrait artist Steven Higginson shares the thought process behind his paintings
  • How to paint bluebells in acrylics with Jenny Aitken
  • Robert Brindley shows how to capture water in gouache
  • Paint spring flowers, alla prima, in oils with Helen Tarr
  • Discover the Fude pen as Barry Herniman starts the first of a two-part series on sketching outdoors
  • Becky Thorley-Fox shows how to capture garden birds in watercolour
  • Discover the value of earth colours with Robert Dutton
  • Energise your work by painting outside in the last of Clare Lord's oil painting series
  • Avoid common mistakes when creating texture in watercolour with top tips from Julie Collins


  • Call for entries to our 2022 TALP Open art competition
  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Book reviews
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice

All this and more in the May issue of The Artist, out on March 18.

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