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August 2018 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:


  • Finish your painting of a roe deer in the final part of Paul Hopkinson's painting project
  • Jem Bowden shows how to plan for and use soft and hard edges
  • Paint a sunset using just four colours with Stephen Coates
  • Julie King explains how to turn a photograph of a white agapanthus into a painting
  • Practice mixing greens for natural textures and foliage with David Webb
  • Michelle Campbell shares exercises and ideas for imitating texture in nature
  • Paint a miniature portrait on polymin with Rosemary Bentley


  • Build your confidence for painting en-plein-air this summer with Rodney Kingston
  • Follow Paula Henchell as she paints poppies and peonies from photographs
  • Have fun experimenting with Brusho with Carrie McKenzie
  • Linda Birch shows how to bring your drawings of cats to life
  • Paint figures on a sunny beach using oil with Elena Parashko
  • Find inspiration in everyday objects as you sketch and paint still lifes with John Mitchell
  • Tim Fisher continues his weather report by capturing the effects of bright sunshine in acrylic
  • Use water-mixable oils to paint view from a lake with Murray Ince
  • Steve Strode shares ideas for developing your skills by painting small and often


  • Things to do this month
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Reviews of the latest practical art books and DVDs
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery
  • This month's sketching competition with David Bellamy

All this and more in the August issue of Leisure Painter - out on July 13.