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August 2015

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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 45 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:


  • Paint poppies in watercolour with Alison Fennell
  • Richard Nichols shows ow to use watercolour to paint the colours and textures of animals
  • Build your tonal awareness and paint a simple boat with Becky Samuelson


  • Tim Fisher shows how to paint scenes from heritage railway sites


  • Learn to capture sparkling sunlight when painting garden scenes in acrylic and oil with Kevin Flood
  • Elena Parashko shares methods for creating texture in your acrylic paintings


  • Create a bouquet of flowers on dark background using coloured pencils with Veronica Winters
  • Follow Trudy Friend and learn to draw with a brush to create fine detail
  • Build confidence in drawing animals with Victoria Parsons


  • Heather Gail Harman discusses tinted supports and techniques for pastel portraits
  • Complete Tony Underhill's painting project of a simplified holiday photograph
  • Steve Strode paints a sunset using complementary and contrasting colours
  • Use treasured bjects and holiday finds to make creative still lifes with Wendy Jelbert
  • Linda Birch shows how to make lively sketches at a village fair


  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books and DVDs
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • PaintersOnline gallery choices for this month

All this and much more in the August issue of Leisure Painter - click here to purchase