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April 2019 Leisure Painter

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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 over 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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For you to try this month:


  • Adrienne Parker shows how you can loosen up and enjoy the properties of watercolour
  • In the first part of his painting project, Jem Bowden introduces a Cornish beach scene
  • Kerry Bennett shows how to draw and paint an eagle owl in part one of her painting project
  • Celebrate the Chinese year of the pig as you paint a saddleback with Alison Fennell


  • Complete your pastel portrait of Poppy the Alsatian with Estelle Robinson
  • Judith Heilbronn Crown introduces three coloured pencil techniques; sgraffito, embossing and frottage
  • Build your acrylic painting skills with Steve Strode
  • After last month's feature on tone, Jem Bowden looks at the role of colour in painting
  • Murray Ince shows how to paint snowy landscapes uing water-mixable oils
  • How to paint wildlife in acrylics with Jackie Garner
  • Anne Kerr continues her pen and ink series looking at trees and foliage
  • How to sketch moving animals with Liz Chaderton
  • Mike Rollins shows how to inject a sense of drama into a painting of Haworth
  • Discover the humble pencil as Linda Birch continues her look at different mediums
  • See the work of Hallam Art Group and Tadworth Art Group, runners-up in our Art Club of the Year 2018 competition


  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Reader's letters
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery

All this and more in the April issue of Leisure Painter - out on February 22.