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April 2017

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Learn to paint and draw with Leisure Painter - the number one learn-to-paint magazine, teaching beginners and amateur painters for 50 years. Practical painting and drawing features from top art tutors offering step-by-step tuition and easy-to-follow advice on how to draw and paint.
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Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th Anniversary in 2017!

For you to try this month:


  • Hone you skills in painting and drawing trees with David Bellamy
  • Follow Alison Fennell to create a painting of koi carp step-by-step
  • David Webb uses three of his favourite colours to produce a range of effects and textures


  • Pamela Kay offers insights on painting traditional interiors
  • Paint more 60-minute studies with Colin Joyce


  • Take five steps to becoming a more creative and prolific painter with Helen Elliott
  • Follow Paul Bramble's tips for showing your work to a worldwide audience
  • Easy-to-follow exercises to build your colour-mixing skills from Paul Alcock
  • Elena Parashko shows how to simplify a scene and tell a story
  • How to use the cool dark browns, blacks and whites in your palette with Tony Paul
  • Lisa Hooper introduces white line woodblock printing to try at home
  • Produce dog portraits in pastel with Rebecca de Mendonça
  • Anne Kerr shares simple tips for drawing in a variety of inks


  • Paint trees in the landscape for this month's anniversary painting competition
  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of practical art books
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the April of Leisure Painter - out on February 24.