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December 2016

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For you to try this month:


  • Paint loose and lively flowers with Claire Waite Brown
  • Jem Bowden completes his autumn landscape in part two of his painting project
  • Follow Paul Hopkinson to paint a portrait of a long tailed tit
  • Develop your watercolour skills as you paint wet-on-dry clouds with Becky Samuelson


  • Elena Parashko demonstrates a painting of a racehorse
  • Martin Kinnear answers a question on the use of solvents and mediums


  • Tony Paul shows how to use the yellow earths in your palette
  • Produce your own Christmas cards by painting and drawing holly with Judith Milne
  • Tim Fisher discusses circles, elipses, spheres and curvilinear perspective
  • Learn when to blend and when to keep texture with Anne Kerr as she paints a pastel sunset
  • Set up and paint a still life using whites with Paul Alcock
  • Linda Birch concludes her series with a look at sgraffito, Chinese brush painting and artists' felt-tip pen techniques


  • Reader's letters
  • Things to do this month
  • Reviews of practical art books
  • Art club news, profiles and exhibition listings
  • Exhibitions from around the UK
  • Paintings from the PaintersOnline gallery
  • Christmas gift ideas

All this plus your 2016 pull out and keep index and more in the December issue of Leisure Painter - out on November 4.