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April 2018 Leisure Painter

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For you to try this month:


  • Paint a simple jug using the wet-in-wet technique with David Webb
  • Amanda Cooper shows how to set up and paint still lifes
  • Paint a lively crowd scene on a rainy day with Rachel McNaughton
  • Tony Hogan mixes watercolour with pastel to paint a multi-layered landscape


  • Start keeping an illustrated journal with ideas from David Bellamy. Plus enter the first of our sketchbook challenge competitions
  • Christine Pybus demonstrates a winter beach scene in oils
  • Tackle reflections in part one of this months' painting project with Judith Heilbronn-Crown
  • John Mitchell shares tips on working creatively with your photographs
  • Follow Steve Strode's five-stage acrylic painting process to paint a landscape
  • Paint a dragonfly in pen and wash with Liz Chaderton
  • Julie Askew offers ideas and tips for sketching on the go
  • Try pouring acrylics for abstract effects with Elena Parashko
  • Make the most of Payne's grey to practice tonal painting with Colin Steed
  • View the winners of last year's anniversary painting competitions


  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Practical art books reviewed
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery
  • Launch of this year's Art Club of the Year competition

All this and more in the April issue of Leisure Painter - out on February 23.