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August 2015

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Douglas Gray, winner of The Artist Award at last year's Royal Society of Marine Artists' annual exhibition, reveals his oil painting techniques

In Conversation:

Jeffrey Courtney discusses his work with Caroline Saunders

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Geoff Hunt gets to grips with painting lights and darks in watercolour
  • Try an abstract approach to flower painting with Soraya French
  • Ian Sidaway explains how collage can be auseful way of exploring composition
  • Use watercolour to paint market scenes with Paul Weaver
  • Lucy Willis shows how to fill your paintings with sunlight and shadows
  • David Wiseman shows how he creates complex patterns and textures in his acrylic landscapes
  • How we view and translate colour can be used to determine artistic style say Holly Cawte and Ann Witheridge
  • Haidee-Jo Summers shows how she develops her on-site references
  • Paul Talbot-Greaves reveals his techniques for successful acrylic paintings
  • Paint the changing patterns and colours of the sea wth Bob Brandt
  • Peter Graham paints plein-air in London
  • How to paint watercolour portraits with Catherine Beale
  • Robert Dutton shows how burnt sienna can make your paintings glow


  • Parker Harris show the importance of regular email contact with people interested in your work
  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Books and DVDs
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities

All this and much more in the August issue of The Artist - click here to purchase