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December 2016

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The original practical magazine for all artists - packed with inspiring features - since 1931!
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  • Swedish wildlife artist Gunnar Tryggmo talks to Susie Hodge about his working practices
  • Masterclass with David Curtis, who demonstrates a watercolour painting of London's Victoria station
  • Charles Williams muses on patronage

Practical painting and drawing:

  • Peter Brown shows how he scales up an oil painting to make an eye-catching centrepiece for an exhibition
  • Keep your watercolours fresh with advice from Jake Winkle
  • Ann Witheridge advises on flesh tones and values for figure painting
  • How to paint cats with Marjolein Kruijt
  • Be inspired by Penny German's alla prima oil painting of fresh flowers
  • David Parfitt shows how to alter a painting digitally to see how it will look before making any changes
  • Learn how to mix colours to show the light effects of particular times of the day with Kelly Medford
  • Ian Sidaway helps you choose the right brush for the job, whatever medium you use
  • Robert Dutton shows how marker pens can make a valuable contribution to your painting kit
  • Follow Catherine Beale's technique of allowing watercolour pigments to run and mix on the support
  • M is mixing perfect colours in Julie Collins' A - Z of colour series


  • Your views
  • The Art World
  • Exhibitions
  • Opportunities
  • Christmas gift ideas

All this plus your pull out and keep 2016 index and more in the December issue of The Artist, out on November 4.