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December 2017 Leisure Painter

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Celebrate Leisure Painter's 50th Anniversary in 2017!

For you to try this month:


  • Michelle Campbell demonstrates a painting of a robin using just four colours
  • Tips and techniques for sketching landscapes using watercolour pencils from David Bellamy
  • David Webb shows how to paint compelling skies
  • Paint animals on the move with Hazel Soan
  • Julie King demonstrates a study of a geranium


  • Paint a harbour scene using acrylics with Brendan Smith
  • Judith Milne shares techniques and inspiration for painting floral Christmas cards
  • Use oil and acrylic to paint water and reflections in wet sand with Elena Parashko
  • Put Stephen Coates' exercises from last month to the test as you paint a landscape from a photograph
  • Complete your painting of an atmospheric Yorkshire landscape with oil painter Martin Kinnear
  • Inspiration for this year's Christmas card from Charles Evans
  • Christine Pybus shows how to paint seasonal beach scenes using complementary colours
  • Develop your compositional skills with Tony Paul


  • Enter our final 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 plus your 2017 index in the December issue of Leisure Painter - out on November 3.