The Artist May 2024

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All the inspiration you need for another month of painting and drawing with The Artist.

On Sale: 15/03/2024

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What's in this Issue?


  • Caroline Saunders talks to Ophelia Redpath about how she draws inspiration from her passion for conservation and natural history
  • Sarah Edmonds talks to director of Art in Offices, Katie Henry, and discovers the transformative effects of hanging art in offices
  • Mike Barr encourages artists to use their skills to spread calmness and beauty

Practical painting and drawing:

  • In the first of a new series, Andrew Field shows how to develop ideas in your sketchbooks for painting later in oils
  • Hazel Soan provides the perfect solution for anyone unsure of what to paint next
  • Steve Hall shows how to capture the beauty of Yorkshire as he concludes his series on pastel landscapes
  • Discover Paul Talbot-Greaves's five-value scale for adding impact to your work
  • Carole Baker demonstrates an expressive beach scene in acrylics
  • Follow Peter Cronin as he uses photographs alongside sketches to hone and simplify the scene before adding watercolour washes
  • Peter Keegan focuses on the quality of light as he completes his series on painting figures in oils
  • Rosso Emerald Crimson concludes her four-part series on painting a floral portrait in oils
  • Find out how Brian Steventon uses sketches as a starting point for his semi-abstract work
  • Design and print your own tote bag with lino-print artist, Gemma Curtis
  • In an extract from her new book, Painting into the Light, Jenny Aitken demonstrates how to paint an oystercatcher in oils contre-jour


  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunites
  • Book reviews
  • This month's Painters Online Editor's Choice

All this and more in the May issue of The Artist, out on March 15.

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