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April 2018 The Artist

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  • Masterclass - Jason Bowyer shows you how to make and use your own reed pen, following in the footsteps of Rembrandt and Van Gogh
  • In Conversation - Susie Hodge talks to Paul Regan, The Artist Award winner in the 2017 Royal Watercolour Society exhibition
  • Mark David Hatwood explains how to set up a website and how to keep it current
  • Charles Williams muses on politics

Practical painting and drawing:

  • How to paint light on the sea with Jenny Aitken
  • Hazel Soan concludes her watercolour series with advice on balancing tones
  • Go green with Paul Talbot-Greaves as he shares tips for mixing and using greens in your work
  • Sketching children with Adebanji Alade. Plus enter the first of our sketching challenge competitions
  • Ian Sidaway captures an iconic landmark in watercolour with an unusual composition
  • Get started in acrylics with Jo Quigley
  • Try using big brushes for small-scale paintings with Robert Dutton
  • David Howell shows how adding figures to your watercolours will bring a scene to life
  • Try adding pen or pencil marks to your watercolour paintings with Judi Whitton
  • Julie Collins begins a three-part series looking at the benefits of working with ink and watercolour
  • Learn the importance of drawing from a cast, in the first of a new series on portraiture, with Ann Witheridge and Archie Wardlaw
  • Celebrate spring by painting en-plein-air - advice from Paul Weaver


All this and more in the April issue of The Artist, out on February 23.