The Artist November 2023

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Be inspired by this month's magazine written by artists for artists.

On Sale: 15/09/2023

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  • Caroline Saunders talks to Annabel Thornton about how she imbues her wildlife pictures with colour and texture
  • Mike Barr muses on how a studio should provide a sanctuary where magic can take place
  • Sarah Edmonds explains why structuring your art practice is so important to success

Practical painting and drawing:

  • In part three of his series on loosening up in watercolour, Tom Shepherd turns his attention to materials, mind-set and painting language
  • Sophie Ploeg shares tips and techniques for painting your own floral still life using pastel on paper
  • Grahame Booth shows how to paint an allotment scene in watercolour and explores the colours of autumn
  • Capture the textures of the landscape with Helen Hanson and discover new ways of using ink and coloured pencils
  • Explore the beauties and benefits of gouache with Kevin Scully
  • Jenny Aitken demonstrates how to put warmth into woodland light
  • In the second of her series on drawing the human form, Adele Wagstaff focuses on directional mark-making, continuous line and contour
  • In an abridged extract from her latest book, Poetic Woods, Ann Blockley explores how to connect artwork with place using experimental watercolour and collage  
  • Barry Herniman stresses the important role tones play in between the lights and darks  
  • Steve Griggs explains how experimenting with developing motifs will help you discover new ideas and creativity
  • Paul Talbot-Greaves demonstrates why acrylics are the perfect medium for capturing autumnal colours


  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Art holidays & courses showcase
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunites
  • Book reviews
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice

All this and more in the November issue of The Artist, out on September 15.

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