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August 2017 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 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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Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th Anniversary in 2017!

For you to try this month:


  • Learn the value of hard and soft edges when painting a landscape with Jem Bowden
  • Practise wet-in-wet watercolour with Rachel McNaughton as she paints summer flowers
  • Liz Chaderton shows how to paint lively watercolours of animals
  • David Webb looks at tonal variations in the first of a short problem-solving series
  • Build your confidence to paint more freely with Sue Bradley
  • Julie King shows how to paint the colours and textures of summer gardens


  • Journey into acrylics with Cat Croxford in the first of a new series on painting landscapes
  • Paul Alcock completes his painting project harbour scene from last month's photograph
  • How to paint translucent layers of acrylics with Tony Paul


  • Experiment with oil pastel resists, acrylic inks and watercolour with Tim Fisher
  • Steve Strode on finding artistic inspiration close to home
  • Paint a moonlit seascape in oils with Elena Parashko
  • Claire Martin shows how to use tinted surfaces for mixed media


  • Paint a local scene for this month's anniversary painting competition
  • 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

All this and more in the August issue of Leisure Painter - out on July13