The Artist October 2023

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Energise your painting and drawing with this month's issue!

On Sale: 18/08/2023

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  • William Mather talks to Jonathan Shearer about his love of painting inhospitable landscapes
  • Sarah Edmonds shows why community marketing is both cost-effective and impactful
  • Energise your painting by injecting it with the rhythm of life, suggests Mike Barr

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Let Tom Shepherd help you get to grips with tonal value
  • Adele Wagstaff begins a three-part life drawing series by looking at pose, shapes and proportions
  • Learn how to paint a moody watercolour using a limited palette with Amanda Hyatt
  • Barry Herniman explores counterchange as he paints a Mediterranean scene in acrylics
  • Put the wow into waves with top seascape painting advice from Jenny Aitken
  • Discover coloured pencils for painting flowers with Liz Seward
  • Sandra Orme shows how to paint wispy clouds using a restricted palette
  • Develop your visual vocabulary by keeping a sketchbook with top tips from Steve Griggs
  • Take an oil painter's approach to watercolour and gouache with Becky Thorley-Fox
  • Overcome the fear of failing as Bob Brandt shows how to push forward to creating successful paintings
  • Steve Hall explores the legacy of Edward Wesson and shows how you can learn from the work of great painters


  • The Art World
  • Your views
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunites
  • The chance to paint with Peter Brown in Nepal
  • Directory of art shops
  • This month's PaintersOnline Editor's Choice

All this and more in the October issue of The Artist, out on August 18.

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